Bachelor of Arts in English (Rhetoric and Writing)

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

42 semester credit hours.

Minor (required)

18 semester credit hours.

To earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English, a student will complete 6 semester credit hours of English (ENG 1013, ENG 1023), and amass a minimum of 42 semester credit hours in advanced English, including credit in the following required courses:

English Major Core (for all tracks) (9 SCH)
Introduction to English Studies
Introduction to the Study of World Literature
Advanced Grammar and Composition (Capstone)
Genre Studies (Select two)6
Drama
Fiction
Poetry
Film and Literature
Linguistics (Select one):3
The English Language: Development, Nature, and Structure
Introduction to Linguistics
Rhetoric and Writing Track Requirements (21 SCH)
Surveys (Select two)6
Representative Works of British Literature to 1760
Representative Works of British Literature from 1760 to Present
Survey of American Literature: Colonial through Romantic
Survey of American Literature: Realism to the Present
One 3000- or 4000-level writing elective3
ENG 4903Special Topics (Advanced Expository Writing)3
ENG 4903Special Topics (Digital Rhetoric)3
ENG 4473Topics in Writing and Rhetoric3
ENG 4983Senior Capstone in English3

Students must maintain a 2.0 average in the major, earn a C or better in ENG 3203, and have no more than one D counting towards graduation.

The major who does not work toward certification will compile at least 18 semester credit hours in a minor field. Six of the 18 semester credit hours must be advanced. At least 3 semester credit hours must be completed at TWU.

All students must complete three semester credit hours in approved Global Perspectives courses, either in the core or major courses (graduation requirement).

Bachelor of Arts in English (Rhetoric and Writing) Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENG 1013Composition I3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
SPCH 1013Oral Communication3
Life/Physical Science Core3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ENG 1023Composition II3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Lanuage, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
ENG 3113Introduction to English Studies3
Foreign Language I3
Mathematics Core3
ENG 3203Advanced Grammar and Composition3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Foreign Language II3
ENG 3363Introduction to Linguistics3
Genre Course I (Select 3 SCH)3
Drama 
Fiction 
Poetry 
Film and Literature 
Survey I (Select 3 SCH)3
Representative Works of British Literature to 1760 
Representative Works of British Literature from 1760 to Present 
Survey of American Literature: Colonial through Romantic 
Survey of American Literature: Realism to the Present 
ENG 4903 (Advanced Expository Writing)Special Topics3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
Foreign Language III3
ENG 4903 (Digital Rhetoric)Special Topics3
ENG 3033 (GP)Introduction to the Study of World Literature3
Genre Course II (Select 3 SCH)3
Drama 
Fiction 
Poetry 
Film and Literature 
Minor 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Foreign Language IV3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
ENG Elective (3000 or 4000 level)3
Survey II (Select 3 SCH)3
Representative Works of British Literature to 1760 
Representative Works of British Literature from 1760 to Present 
Survey of American Literature: Colonial through Romantic 
Survey of American Literature: Realism to the Present 
Minor 3
Wellness CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
Fall
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Rhetoric/Writing Elective3
ENG 4983Senior Capstone in English3
Minor3
Minor 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 3153 or 3073American Ethnic Literature3
ENG 4473Topics in Writing and Rhetoric3
Minor3
Minor3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.