2014-2015 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 Composition Process 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, 3325.
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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