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Department of English

Bachelor of Arts - English (Fall 2007+)

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English requires 39 semester hours of English, of which 36 must be advanced. Of those 39 hours, 3 will be satisfied by the Core requirement that all students take an English 23xx course of their choosing. Students who officially became English majors prior to Fall 2007 may be following previous catalog requirements. The UTPA Registrar has all undergraduate catalogs available online. If you have questions about the English Major and specific requirements for your degree, please contact Liza Soria at 665-3421 to make an appointment with an English advisor or email the English Undergraduate Advisor, Shoney Flores at sfloresz6@utpa.edu. For individual course details, see our undergraduate course listing.

Required courses for a Bachelor of Arts-English are:

  • Area A: Sophomore Literature (Survey Courses)--3 credits to be chosen from the following: ENG 2300, 2303, 2305, 2307, 2308, 2313, 2387, 2388
  • Area B: Literature Survey--6 credits to be chosen from the following: ENG 3312, 3313, 3331, 3332
  • Area C: Period/Genre/Theme/Single Author Courses--3 credits to be chosen from the following: ENG 3301, 3304, 3305, 3306, 3307, 3309, 3310, 3311, 3314, 3317, 3322, 3324, 3325, 3351, 4301, 4309, 4310, 4311, 4312, 4319
  • Area D: World/Multicultural Literature--3 credits to be chosen from the following: ENG 3321, 3323, 3342, 3343, 3350, 4313, 4316
  • Area E: Writing--6 credits to be chosen from the following: ENG 3326, 3333, 3334, 3336, 3337, 3338, 4325
  • Area F: English Language/Linguistics--3 credits to be chosen from the following: ENG 3300, 3319, 3330
  • Area G: Literary or Rhetorical Theory Survey--3 credits to be chosen from the following: ENG 4302, ENG 4305, 4324
  • Area H: Electives--12 credits to be chosen from 3000 and 4000-level courses (3320 may be repeated for elective credit when the topic varies)

English Major Areas of Emphasis

Without adding to the English degree's required 39 hours, English majors may also strategically choose 9 to 12 hours, depending on area, to get an emphasis in one of the following:

Offerings by Area

Students may consider the offerings below in order to develop an individual degree plan in consultation with undergraduate English advisor. (View Course Descriptions for more information about individual courses.)

*These courses, in addition to EDBE 3324, are required by the State of Texas for ESL endorsement. Students getting this endorsement must have a 2.25 GPA in the required four courses.
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