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2016-2017 University Catalog

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BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN ENGLISH

Following is a 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; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

*See Appendix A: Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information in the University Catalog.
** See Appendix C:  Approved List of Minors and Requirements in University Catalog (Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.)

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Freshman Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 - The U.S. to 1877 3
MATH 1314 - College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 - Learning in a Global Context I 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad1 3
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physical Science Lab* 1
Total 17
Spring Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 - The U.S. Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective2 3
UNIV 1402 - Signature Course 4
Foreign Language/Study Abroad1 3
   
   
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
PSCI 2305 - American National Govt 3
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physical Science Lab* 1
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3 3
Creative Arts* 3
General Elective4 2
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
ENGL - Survey of Literature5 3
PSCI 2306 - American State Govt 3
Soc/Behavioral Science* 3
Minor/General Elective** 3
Minor/General Elective** 3
   
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 3390 - History of English Lang 3
ENGL - Adv American Lit Elective6 3
ENGL - Adv British Lit Elective7 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
General Elective4 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
ENGL - Language Studies8 3
ENGL - Adv American Lit Elective6 3
ENGL - Adv British Lit Elective7 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Shakespeare10 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 4399 - Senior Seminar (WIN) 3
ENGL - Advanced ENGL Elective9 3
ENGL - Advanced ENGL Elective9 3
Advanced General Elective4 3
Advanced General Elective4 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
Advanced General Elective4 3
Advanced General Elective4 3
Advanced Minor/Gen Elective** 3
Advanced Minor/Gen Elective** 3
   
Total Hours 12

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 120

1Foreign Language/Study Abroad: Select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus, students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation 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 4 weeks in another country.
2
Math elective: select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
3Language, Philosophy & Culture: select 3 SCH from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, or 2365.
4General electives: select 17 SCH, at least 12 must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Students who do not elect to have a minor curriculum may use up to 9 hours of their available electives in additional courses in their major curriculum..
5
Survey of Literature: select 3 SCH from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, or 2365.
6
Advanced American Literature: select 6 SCH from ENGL 3330, 3331, 3332, 3333, 4330, 4331, 4334, 4335, 4336, or 4339
7Advanced British Literature: select 6 SCH from ENGL 3320, 3321, 3322, 3323, 3324, 3325, 3326, 3327, 4320, 4321, 4322, 4323, 4324, 4325, or 4336.
8
Language Studies: select 3 SCH from ENGL 3311 or 4313. .
9
Advanced English electives: select 6 SCH from 3000-4000 level ENGL courses.
10 Shakespeare: Select 3 SCH from ENGL: 4322, 4323, 4324, or 4325.

NOTE 1: See information on the combined BA/MA Prograns in this section.
NOTE 2: Students who do not elect to have a minor curriculum may use up to 9 hours of their available electives in addiaitonl courses in their major curriculum.
NOTE 3: No English course/topic may be utilized for credit for more than one English degree requirement.

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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