Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in English (Single Field Teacher Certification in English Language Arts and Reading, Grades 7-12)

Minimum required: 126 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. Major requires 36 hours of English.
  2. Majors must satisfy general education core curriculum and B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Majors must complete an approved minor.
  4. Majors with teacher certification must complete the following education courses:
    CI 3325Adolescent Growth and Development3
    CI 4332Secondary Teaching: Curriculum and Technology3
    CI 4370Classroom Management, Ethics, and Legal Issues in Secondary Teaching3
    CI 4343Instructional Strategies for the Secondary Teacher3
    RDG 3323Teaching Reading in the Content Areas3
    EDST 4681Student Teaching 7-126
  5. ENG 1310 and ENG 1320 are prerequisites to all other English courses.
  6. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM 13103HIST 13103
ENG 13103ENG 13203
US 11001Modern Language 14204
POSI 23103Life and Physical Sciences3
Modern Language 14104Select one of the following:3
Life and Physical Sciences3 
  
  
  
 17 16
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Select one of the following:13POSI 23203
 Select one of the following:13
  
  
  
  
  
HIST 13203 
MATH 1315 (or higher)3B.A. Science3
Modern Language 23103Social and Behavioral Sciences3
PHIL 1305 or 13203Modern Language 23203
 ENG 330133
 15 18
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CI 43323Minor9
CI 33253ENG, advanced9
Minor3 
ENG, advanced9 
 18 18
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 33893EDST 46816
CI 43703 
CI 43433 
RDG 33233 
Minor6 
 18 6
Total Hours: 126
1

Students who earn a grade of “B” or higher in the first sophomore course may elect to take an advanced literature course in lieu of the second sophomore course. No more than six hours of sophomore literature may count toward the major.

2

Meets the requirement that majors must take at least 6 hours of Literature before 1800.

3

ENG 3301 is required, and majors should take it immediately after completing the sophomore literature requirement.

ENG, Advanced

In addition to ENG 3301, majors must complete seven advanced courses. Majors must take at least one advanced course from Group A and one from Group C, two courses from Group B, and two specified courses from Group D: ENG 3319 or ENG 4310, and ENG 3389. They also select a three-hour elective from one group. In selecting their advanced courses, students are encouraged to take at least two courses that center on genre, theme, or theory. One of the advanced courses must focus on the works of a single author and is recommended to be taken at the end of the major:

ENG 3343The Interdisciplinary Approach to Literature3
ENG 3354Shakespeare 13
ENG 4351Chaucer and His Time 13
ENG 4355The Later Shakespeare 13
ENG 4358Milton 13
Group A - British Literature
ENG 3351Anglo-Saxon Language, Literature, and Culture 13
ENG 3352Medieval English Literature 13
ENG 3353British Poetry and Prose of the Sixteenth Century 13
ENG 3354Shakespeare 13
ENG 3356British Poetry and Prose of the Seventeenth Century 13
ENG 3357British Literature of the Restoration and Augustan Periods, 1660-1750 13
ENG 3359British Literature, 1750-1800 13
ENG 3362The British Romantics3
ENG 3365Victorian Literature3
ENG 3368The British Novel3
ENG 3370Twentieth-Century British Literature3
ENG 4351Chaucer and His Time 13
ENG 4355The Later Shakespeare 13
ENG 4358Milton 13
Group B - American Literature
ENG 3309The Southwest in Film3
ENG 3326American Drama on Film3
ENG 3331Literature of Black America3
ENG 3333Early US Literature 13
ENG 3335US Literature 1865-1930: The Rise of Realism, Naturalism, and Modernism3
ENG 3336US Literature, 1930 to the Present: From Modernism to Comtemporary Forms3
ENG 3338The American Novel3
ENG 3344Chicano/a Narrative and Social History3
ENG 3345Southwestern Studies I: Defining the Region3
ENG 3346Southwestern Studies II: Consequences of Region3
ENG 3347American Poetry3
ENG 4325Literature of the Southwest3
ENG 4334US Romanticism3
Group C - World Literature 
ENG 3321The Short Story3
ENG 3322The European Novel3
ENG 3323Modern Poetry3
ENG 3325Russian Literature in Translation3
ENG 3327Types of World Drama in English 13
ENG 3328Types of World Drama in English (Modern)3
ENG 3329Mythology3
ENG 3341Studies in World Literature3
ENG 3350Medieval Europen Literature 13
ENG 3385Children's Literature3
ENG 3386Adolescent Literature3
ENG 3388Women and Literature3
ENG 3392Women Writers of the Middle Ages 13
ENG 3393Introduction to Canadian Literature3
Group D - Forms, Language, and Writing 
ENG 3302Film and Video Theory and Production3
ENG 3303Technical Writing3
ENG 3304Professional Writing3
ENG 3306Writing for Film3
ENG 3307Introduction to the Study of Film3
ENG 3308Advanced Topics in Film3
ENG 3311Practices in Writing and Rhetoric3
ENG 3315Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENG 3316Film Studies3
ENG 3318Approaches to Writing and Rhetoric3
ENG 3319The Development of English3
ENG 3320Theory and Criticism3
ENG 3340Special Topics in Language and Literature3
ENG 3342Editing3
ENG 3343The Interdisciplinary Approach to Literature3
ENG 3348Creative Writing: Fiction3
ENG 3349Creative Writing: Poetry3
ENG 3389The Discipline of English3
ENG 4310Modern English Syntax3
ENG 4323Studies in Autobiography and Biography3
ENG 4348Senior Seminar in Fiction Writing3
ENG 4349Senior Seminar in Poetry Writing3
ENG 4350Senior Seminar in Film3
1

Meets the requirement that majors must take at least 6 hours of Literature before 1800.