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2016-2017 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; 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.

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
HIST 1302 - The U.S. Since 1877 3
EDCI 1102 - Intro to Teaching Profession 1
UNIV 1402 - Signature Course 4
MATH - Math Elective2 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad1 3
   
Total 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
EDCI 2210 - Foundations of Education 2
PSCI 2305 - American National Govt 3
PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth&Develop 3
Life&Physical Science* 3
Life&Physical Science Lab 1
ENGL - Survey of Literature4 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
EDCI 3224 - Teaching in Diverse Settings5 2
PSCI 2306 - American State Govt 3
ENGL - Survey of Literature4 3
Language, Philosophy, &Culture3 3
Creative Arts* 3
   
Total 14

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
EDCI 3301 - Assessment for Instr Design 3
EDCI 3302 - Tchng English Lang Lrnrs 3
ENGL 3362 - Young Adult Literature 3
ENGL 3390 - History of the English Lang 3
ENGL 3302 - Writing in the Disciplines (WIN) 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
EDRD 3320 - Content Reading 3
ENGL 4301 - The Teaching of Composition 3
Shakespeare6 3
ENGL - Advanced ENGL Elective7 3
ENGL - Advanced ENGL Elective7 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
EDCI 3315 - Eff Instr Diverse Populations 3
EDCI 4310 - Engaging Learners 3
ENGL 4313 - Advanced English Grammar 3
ENGL 4399 - Senior Seminar (WIN) 3
ENGL - Advanced ENGL Elective7 3
General Elective8 3
Total 18
Spring Semester
CourseHours
EDCI 4693 - Student Teaching7 6
EDSE 4350 - Incl Pract Exceptl Chld 3
   
   
   
Total 12

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 120

1 Foreign 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.

3 Language, Philosophy, & Culture: Select 3 SCH from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, or 2365.
4 Survey of Literature: Select 6 SCH from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, or 2365.
5 Students must apply for admission to the College of Education while enrolled in EDCI 3224.
6 Shakespeare: Select 3 SCH from ENGL: 4322, 4323, 4324, or 4325.
7 Advanced English Electives: Select 9 SCH from 3000-4000 level ENGL courses with the exception of ENGL 3302 and with the limitation from the following: ENGL 3361.
8 General Electives: Select 3 SCH from any discipline, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
9 Students are admitted to student teaching only after passing the certification exam to teach secondary English.

NOTE: 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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