Bachelor of Arts in English (Literature)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 42 sch    Minor required: 18 sch

ENGLISH.BA      CIP Code: 23.0101.00

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

 Courses Required for Major

English Major Core (for all tracks)9
Introduction to English Studies
Introduction to the Study of World Literature (GP)
Advanced Grammar and Composition
Genre Studies (Select two)6
Drama
Fiction
Poetry
Film and Literature
Linguistics3
Introduction to Linguistics
Literature Track Requirements
Surveys (Select three)9
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
Diverse Perspectives (Select one)3
Multicultural Literature
Literature by Women
One open 3000- or 4000-level ENG Elective3
Two 4000-level electives6
ENG 4983Senior Capstone in English3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Other Requirements

Foreign Language (12 sch in one language, 6sch/6sch in two languages, or 9 sch in one foreign language/3 sch in ASL12
Minor18
Elective3
SPCH 1013Oral Communication3
Total Semester Credit Hours36

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement.

Students must maintain a 2.0 average in the major, earn a C or higher in ENG 3203, and have no more than one D within the major 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).

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
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
ENG 3113Introduction to English Studies 3
Foreign Language I3
Mathematics Core3
ENG 3203Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Welless CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours 17
SpringTCCN
Foreign Language II3
ENG 3363Introduction to Linguistics 3
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  
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
Foreign Language III3
ENG 3033 (GP)Introduction to the Study of World Literature 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  
Genre Course II (Select 3 SCH)3
Drama  
Fiction  
Poetry  
Film and Literature  
Minor 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
Foreign Language IV3
Survey III (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  
Elective (3000 or 4000 level ENG course)3
Elective 3
Minor 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Elective (4000 level)3
ENG 4983Senior Capstone in English 3
Minor3
Minor 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 3153 or 3073Multicultural Literature 3
Elective (4000 level)3
Minor3
Minor3
 Semester Credit Hours 12
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.