The University of Texas at Tyler
A centerpiece for learning,
culture and natural beauty

English B.A.

Objectives

The mission of the English program is to graduate students who have mastered the principles of writing and textual interpretation, who have a sound knowledge of the development of human intellectual culture through literature, and who have developed the ability to create and analyze literary works intelligently

Options

  1. B.A. in English: six hours of English Composition from the University Core Curriculum requirements, six hours of lower-division literature survey courses, 30 hours as specified, 18 hours in a minor, and 12 credit hours or four semesters of a foreign language
  2. Minors in English, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Asian Studies, Spanish, and Theatre Studies: 18 hours for each program
  3. Teacher Certification

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours=120

University Core Curriculum

University Core Curriculum (42 hours) including 6 hours of literature survey.

Minimum Grade

A minimum grade of C in English courses.

Required Courses (30 hours)

Thirty semester credit hours as specified below including at least 12 hours at this university:

Writing, language study, or rhetoric (6 hrs.):

ENGL 3308Writing Textual Analysis

and either

ENGL 3312Creative Writing I

ENGL 3360Classical Language Skills

ENGL 3375Modern Grammar

ENGL 4376Introduction to Linguistics

or

ENGL 4380The Language of Argument

British, World, or American Literature from the early or early modern periods (6 hrs.):

ENGL 4300Old and Middle English Literature

ENGL 4305Renaissance Poetry and Prose

ENGL 4310Shakespeare

ENGL 4315Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature

ENGL 4345American Literature through the Romantic Period

ENGL 4348American Renaissance

ENGL 4360Studies in World Literature

ENGL 4362Classical Literature in Translation

ENGL 4360: early texts

British or American Literature from the modern periods (6 hrs.):

ENGL 4301Masters of Early British Literature

ENGL 4320The Romantic Period

ENGL 4325Victorian Literature

ENGL 4330English Twentieth-Century Literature

ENGL 4335The English Novel

ENGL 4350American Realism

ENGL 4355American Twentieth-Century Literature

or

ENGL 4360Studies in World Literature

ENGL 4360: later texts

Electives (9 hrs.):

ENGL 3314Creative Writing II

ENGL 3360Classical Language Skills

ENGL 3385History of the English Language

ENGL 4300Old and Middle English Literature

ENGL 4305Renaissance Poetry and Prose

ENGL 4310Shakespeare

ENGL 4315Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature

ENGL 4320The Romantic Period

ENGL 4325Victorian Literature

ENGL 4330English Twentieth-Century Literature

ENGL 4335The English Novel

ENGL 4341Genre Studies in American Literature

ENGL 4345American Literature through the Romantic Period

ENGL 4348American Renaissance

ENGL 4350American Realism

ENGL 4355American Twentieth-Century Literature

ENGL 4360Studies in World Literature

ENGL 4362Classical Literature in Translation

ENGL 4365Special Topics in Literary Study

ENGL 4380The Language of Argument

ENGL 4393Writing Center Theory and Practice

ENGL 4368Literary Settings and Influences

ENGL 4668Literary Settings and Influences

Senior Seminar:

ENGL 4397Senior Seminar

Foreign Language

12 credit hours of a single approved foreign language or the demonstration of equivalent competency. The student may also complete this requirement by passing a written examination approved by the foreign language faculty.

Minor

A minor of at least 18 hours in a related discipline chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Electives