English, Bachelor of Arts: Literature Emphasis

  • 120 credit hours required for degree
  • 36 advanced credit hours required for degree
  • 30 advanced hours from TAMUSA for residency

All students must complete the University’s Core Curriculum and the specific requirements of the major. In some cases, a course that is required for a major may also be counted towards the Core Curriculum.

Core Curriculum
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
Life and Physical Sciences3
Life and Physical Sciences3
Select one of the following:3
Themes & Genres British Lit
Literature of the Americas
Intro to World Literature
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Creative Arts 3
American History3
American History3
Government/Political Science3
Government/Political Science3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Component Area Option Course from Approved List3
Component Area Option Course from Approved List3
Required Support Courses 1
UNIV 1301First Year Seminar3
ENGL 4101PPS: Lit and Rhet/Writing1
Foreign Language 3
Foreign Language 3
Foreign Language 3
Foreign Language 3
Major Required Courses 2,3
ENGL 2370Intro to English Studies (yr 2 sem 1)3
ENGL 3312Introduction to Rhetoric (yr 3 sem 1)3
ENGL 3315Introd to Critical Theory (yr 3 sem 2)3
ENGL 3331Intersectional Shakespeare (yr 3 sem 2)3
ENGL 4386African-American Literature (yr 4 sem 1)3
or ENGL 4388 Latinx Literature
ENGL 4398Senior Seminar (yr 4 sem 2)3
Group One Year 3
Select one of the following:3
Medieval Literature
Early Modern Literature
Restoration & 18th Literature
Group Two Year 3
Select one of the following:3
Romantic Literature
Victorian Literature
20th/21st Century British Lit
Group Three Year 3
ENGL 3362Early American Literature3
or ENGL 3363 American Romanticism
Group Four Year 4
ENGL 3364American Lit 1865-Prog Era3
or ENGL 3366 20th/21st Century Amer Lit
Group Five Year 3 Year 4
Select two of the following:6
Special Topics in Writing
Grammar and Style
Rhetoric and Materiality
Professional Editing
Advanced Technical Writing
Introd to Linguistics
Intro to Composition Studies
Topics in Creative Writing
Major Rhetoricians
Grant Writing
Writing for the Web
Group Six
Select one of the following:3
Special Topics in English
Major Authors
Studies in Women's Literature
African-American Literature
Latinx Literature
Visual Studies
Optional Minor 4
Select 18 hours of courses of which 10 advanced courses required0-18
As needed to complete 120 credit hours required5-23
Total Credits120