Bachelor of Arts in English (Rhetoric and Writing)

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
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
Linguistics3
Introduction to Linguistics
Rhetoric and Writing Track Requirements
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
ENG 3233Advanced Expository Writing3
ENG 4363Digital Rhetoric3
ENG 4473Topics in Writing and Rhetoric3
ENG 4983Senior Capstone in English3
One 3000- or 4000-level writing elective3

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
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
SPCH 1013Oral Communication SPCH 13113
Life/Physical Science Core3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Lanuage, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
ENG 3113Introduction to English Studies3
Foreign Language I3
Mathematics Core3
ENG 3203Advanced Grammar and Composition3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
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 Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
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 Hours 15
SpringTCCN
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 Hours 17
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Rhetoric/Writing Elective3
ENG 4983Senior Capstone in English3
Minor3
Minor 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 3153 or 3073Multicultural Literature3
ENG 4473Topics in Writing and Rhetoric3
Minor3
Minor3
 Semester Credit Hours 12
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.