Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English (BA)

Hours Required

120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.

Requirements

[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation." English majors must choose a Survey of Literature course as their Language, Philosophy and Culture component in the core42
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad
Select 6 SCH in foreign language coursework (not credit by exam). Students may take 6 SCH in Spanish at the level determined by the Spanish Placement Exam or by satisfying required pre-requisites. Students may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level or above. 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.6
Major
ENGL 4399Senior Seminar - WIN3
Surveys of Literature
Select 6 SCH (in addition to the survey of literature course taken as part of the Core Curriculum) from the following:6
British Lit Through Neoclass
British Lit: Romantics-Pres
American Lit to the Civil War
American Lit: Civil War-Pres
Survey of World Lit to 1650
Survey of World Lit Since 1650
Literature and Film
Language Studies3
Advanced English Grammar
Shakespeare
Select 3 SCH from the following:3
Shakespeare's Major Plays
Shakespeare in Performance
Women in Shakespeare
Studies in Shakespeare
American Literature
Select 6 SCH from the following:6
Early American Literature
Late 19th Century American Lit
Early 20th Century American Lt
Late 20th Century American Lit
Studies in American Literature
Major American Authors
American Literary Renaissance
Minority Voices
Chicano/a Literature
Reading Nature in American Lit
British Literature
Select 6 SCH from the following:6
The Middle Ages
The 16th Century
The 17th Century
The Restoration & 18th Cent
19th Cent Brit. Lit: Romantics
19th Century Lit: Victorians
British Lit from 1900 to WWII
British Lit from WWII to Pres
Studies in English Literature
Major British Authors
Shakespeare's Major Plays
Shakespeare in Performance
Women in Shakespeare
Studies in Shakespeare
Advanced English Lit. Electives
Select 9 SCH from 3000-4000 level ENGL courses9
Minor
Select a minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C. 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 Sciences18
General Electives
Select 17 SCH, at least twelve of which 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 the resulting general electives in their major curriculum17
Total Semester Credit Hours120

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, meeting all course prerequisites, and writing intensive course (WIN) requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
Mathematics Core Course 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
UNIV 1302 Signature Course 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
Creative Arts 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
ENGL - Survey of Literature 3
General Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
Soc/Behavioral Science 3
ENGL - Survey of Literature 3
ENGL - Advanced English Lit Elective 3
Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Junior
Fall
ENGL - Advanced American Lit Elective 3
ENGL - Advanced British Lit Elective 3
ENGL - Advanced English Lit. Elective 3
Minor/General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ENGL 4313 Advanced English Grammar 3
ENGL - Advanced American Lit Elective 3
ENGL - Advanced British Lit Elective 3
ENGL - Shakespeare 1 3
Advanced Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
ENGL 4399 Senior Seminar - WIN 2 3
ENGL - Advanced English Lit. Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced Minor/General Elective 3
Advanced Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120
1

Shakespeare courses (ENGL 4322, 4323, 4324, 4325) are offered on rotation in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

2

ENGL 4399 is offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

*

See information on the combined BA/MA Programs in this section.

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.

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.