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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA


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Admission to the English Major

Entering students interested in majoring in English will be classified as pre-majors and will be advised by the department. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the English major. To be admitted to major status, a pre-major must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete at least 45 hours of college courses and:
    1. Complete the BA freshman English composition requirement with a grade of C or better (6 hours);
    2. Complete the three required sophomore literature courses with a grade of C or better (9 hours);
    3. Complete the College of Arts and Sciences mathematics requirement (see approved list) ;
    4. Partially complete the foreign language requirement, at least through the 1020 level (or placement equivalent) (8 hours).
  2. Have at least a 2.5 UNT GPA.

Degree Requirements

Hours Required and General/College Requirements:


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Note:


ENGL 2500  should be taken in the first 18 hours of English course work.

Students majoring in English may choose one of the following options for the remaining 24 hours:


A concentration in literature, creative writing, writing and rhetoric, or language arts and teaching secondary English. No fewer than three 4000-level courses must be included in the 24 hours.

Concentration in Literature:


Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric:


Concentration in Creative Writing:


Concentration in Language Arts (also satisfies teacher certification):


One course each in two out of the five historical periods:

Medieval, Renaissance, 18th century, 19th century, and 20th/21st century (two total)

Historical Period Courses


Medieval Literature:

18th Century Literature:

19th Century Literature:

Other Course Requirements:


None.

Electives:


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Other requirements:


A minimum grade of C in each is required for all English/linguistics courses counting toward the Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Students majoring in English must contact the Undergraduate Advising Office, Auditorium Building, Room 114, to prepare their degree audits.

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