2015-2016 University Catalog

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BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN ENGLISH
WITH GRADES 7 - 12 CERTIFICATION

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; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

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 Global Context I 1
Life&Physical Science* 3
Life&Physical Science Lab* 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad1 3
Total 17
Spring Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3
EDCI 1102 - Intro to Teaching Profession 1
HIST 1302 - The U.S. Since 1877 3
UNIV 1102 - Learning in Global Context II 1
Life&Physical Science* 3
Life&Physical Science Lab 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad1 3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
EDCI 2210 - Foundations of Education 2
PSCI 2305 - American National Govt 3
PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth&Develop 3
MATH - Math Elective2 3
Language, Philosophy&Culture3 3
Total 14
Spring Semester
CourseHours
EDCI 3224 - Teaching in Diverse Settings4 2
ENGL - Survey of Literature5 3
ENGL - Survey of Literature5 3
PSCI 2306 - American State Govt 3
CAO III - Communication* 3
Creative Arts* 3
Total 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
EDCI 3301 - Assessment for Instr Design 3
EDCI 3302 - Tchng English Lang Lrnrs 3
ENGL 3310 - Young Adult Literature 3
ENGL 3339 - History of the English Lang 3
ENGL - Adv ENGL Elective6 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
EDRD 3320 - Content Reading 3
ENGL 3301 - Writing in the Disciplines 3
ENGL 3361 - The Teaching of Composition 3
ENGL - Adv ENGL Elective6 3
General Elective 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
EDCI 3315 - Eff Instr Diverse Populations 3
EDCI 4310 - Engaging Learners 3
ENGL 4301 - Shakespeare's Major Plays 3
ENGL 4309 - Adv English Grammar 3
ENGL 4399 - Senior Seminar 3
ENGL - Adv ENGL Elective6 3
Total 18
Spring Semester
CourseHours
EDCI 4693 - Student Teaching7 6
EDSE 4350 - Incl Pract Exceptl Chld 3
   
   
   
Total 9

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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
2Math 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.
5Students must apply for admission to the College of Education while enrolled in EDCI 3224.
4Survey of Literature, select 6 SCH from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, or 2365.
6Advanced English electives, select 9 SCH from 3000-4000 level ENGL courses with the exception of ENGL 3301 and with the limitation of only one from the following: ENGL 3323, 3324.
5Students are admitted to student teaching only after passing the certification exam to teach secondary 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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