The Department of Languages and Literature seeks to develop the language skills, composition skills, and knowledge of literature expected of all liberally-educated students. By balancing courses in English with history, psychology, math, and other courses outside the department, students gain the broad education necessary for success in many careers. The department offers (a) major in English wherein students can pursue a track in Literature or Writing, (b) a minor in English and Writing, (c) an English major or minor for secondary level certification, and (d) major/minor in English Language Arts, reading specialization for the EC-8 interdisciplinary major.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Compare different writing styles and develop effective personal writing styles.
- Analyze texts in relation to other text by reading and applying critical or theoretical writing to interpret literary texts.
- Analyze texts in relation to the cultural aspects of the text itself.
- Candidates with a major in secondary education will create and synthesize lessons in a comprehensive unit plan.
- Candidates with a major in secondary education will demonstrate mastery of the required standards in the TEA clinical teaching domains.
- Candidates with a major in a secondary education field will demonstrate competency of the required standards related to pedagogy and professional responsibility as specified by the Texas Education Agency.
General Education Requirements 42 hours
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
Fine Arts (three hours from music, theatre, fine arts, art, or equivalent) - 3 hours
History 1301 and 1302- 6 hours
Political Science 2305- 3 hours
Science (must be a lab science)- 4 hours
Physical Activity- KINE 1238- 2 hours
Religion 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours
Psychology 3331- 3 hours
Mathematics 1342 - 3 hours
Speech 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours
Professional Development- 24 hours
Major area of study- 30 hours
Minor- 18-25 hours
Plan II requires a minor (second teaching field) selected from those specified in the Department of Teacher Education section- 24-25 hours.
Plan III requires a minor from any available non-teacher education minor- 18 hours
Electives (to total 120 hours)
Total: Minimum one hundred twenty (120) semester horus
English Major (Teaching Field) for Secondary Level Certification, Plan II or Plan
III, on the B.S.E.
Completion of thirty (30) semester hours:
ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature
ENGL 3302 Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 3303 Modern English Grammar
ENGL 3305 Critical Theory
ENGL 3306 English in the Secondary School
COMM 1301 Introduction to Mass Media
Twelve (12) hours of upper-division courses from the following, which must include one American
ENGL 3307 Creative Writing
ENGL 3309 Advanced Technical Communication
ENGL 4301 20th Century British and European Literature
ENGL 4304 Shakespeare
ENGL 4306 American Modernism and Postmodernism
ENGL 4310 Literary Themes
ENGL 4311 American Realism and Naturalism
ENGL 4312 American Renaissance
ENGL 4313 Ancient World Literature
ENGL 4314 Bible as Literature
ENGL 4315 Long 19th Century
ENGL 4316 Medieval and Renaissance Literature
ENGL 4320 Literary Periods
ENGL 4330 Major Authors
ENGL 4340 Literary Genres
ENGL 4351 Studies in Writing
THEA 3302 Christianity and Theatre