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MAJOR IN ENGLISH

 

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.
 ** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of Arts and Science electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any department within the College of Arts and Sciences.
 
FALL
HOURS
SPRING
HOURS
FRESHMAN YEAR FRESHMAN YEAR
ENGL
1301 English Composition I 3 ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
MATH
1314 College Algebra 3 MATH   Math Elective2 3
HIST
1301

The U.S. to 1877

3 HIST 1302 The U.S. Since 1877 3
  Natural Science*
4
    Natural Science* 4
  Arts&Sciences Elective1 3     Soc/Behavioral Science* 3
Total 16   16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
SOPHOMORE YEAR
PSCI 2305 American National Govt 3 ENGL   Survey of Literature*
3
COMM   Communication3 3 ENGL   Language Studies5
3
  Foreign Language/Study Abroad4 3     Foreign Language/Study Abroad4
3
  Visual /Performing Arts* 3 PSCI 2306 American State Govt
3
  Arts&Sciences Elective1 3     Minor Curriculum**
3
            Activity or Wellness*
1
Total
15
 
16
 
JUNIOR YEAR
JUNIOR YEAR
ENGL 3339 History of English Lang 3 ENGL   Adv Amer Lit Elective7
3
ENGL 4301 Shakespeare's Major Plays 3 ENGL   Adv British Lit Elective8
3
  Minor Curriculum** 3 ENGL   Survey of Literature9
3
  Advanced Minor Curr** 3     Adv Minor Curriculum**
3
    Adv Arts&Sciences Elective6 3     Adv Arts&Sciences Elective6 3
Total 15  
15
 

SENIOR YEAR
SENIOR YEAR
ENGL 4399 Senior Seminar 3     Adv ENGL Elective10
3
ENGL
  Adv Amer Lit Elective7 3     Adv ENGL Elective10
3
ENGL
  Adv British Lit Elective8 3   Advanced Minor Curr**
3
    Advanced Minor Curr** 3     Adv Arts&Sciences Elective6 3
  Adv Arts&Sciences Elective6 3    
Total 15  
12
 
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:     120
1Arts&Science electives, select from any discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.
2Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra.

3Communication, select 3 SCH from COMM 1311, COMM 1315, or ENGL 2311.

4Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
5Language Studies, select 3 SCH from ENGL 3347 or 4309.
6Advanced Arts&Science electives, select from 3000-4000 level courses offered within the College of Arts and Sciences.
7American Literature, select 6 SCH from ENGL 3303, 3329, 4323, 4324, 4332, 4333, or 4398 (when topic is American).
8British Literature, select 6 SCH from ENGL 4306, 4325, 4327, 4328, 4329, 4330, 4331, 4336 or 4398 (when topic is British).
9Survey of Literature, select 3 SCH from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, or 2365
10Advanced English electives, select 6 SCH from 3000-4000 level ENGL courses.
 
Note: See information on the combined BA/MA in English.
 
Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
 
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
   

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