Department of English and Foreign Languages

The Department of English and Foreign Languages offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English Education, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in International Languages, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Romance Languages Education. The department also offers minors in Arabic, English, Foreign Languages, French, German, Latin, Professional Writing, and Spanish.

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN ENGLISH (120)

This degree has two emphases: Literature and Creative Writing. The Literature emphasis is designed for students contemplating graduate work, including law school; for students desiring careers in technical writing, editing, public relations and the like; and for students desiring a broad general background in literature. The Creative Writing emphasis is designed for  students who wish to become professional writers or to work in other capacities in the publishing industry.

REQUIREMENTS

HOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (21 hours)  

PRWR 2013, ENGL 3003, ENGL 3113, ENGL 3303 or PRWR 3303, ENGL 3813, ENGL 4993 and one of the following: ENGL 3023, ENGL 3033, ENGL 3043, ENGL 3053, ENGL 3063 or ENGL 3073.

B. Options (24 hours) 

All English majors must complete one of the following options: 

Literature Option

Required Survey courses (6 hours) - Choose from the following: ENGL 3023, ENGL 3033, ENGL 3043, ENGL 3053, ENGL 3063, or ENGL 3073

Other required courses (9 hours) - ENGL 4023, and ENGL 4133 or ENGL 4143 or ENGL 4153; and ENGL 4613 or ENGL 4623 or ENGL 4633.

Electives (9 hours) - 9 hours with no more than 6 hours of 1000 or 2000 level courses

Creative Writing Option

Required Survey courses (15 hours) - ENGL 2333, and PRWR 3003 or PRWR 3013, and PRWR 3103 or PRWR 3203 or PRWR 3403, and PRWR 3991-3, and PRWR 4961-3

Electives (9 hours) - 9 hours with no more than 6 hours of 1000 or 2000 level courses

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Students desiring to enter the job market in such areas as technical writing, editing, public relations, and the like are urged to consider a minor in journalism or (except for those choosing the Creative Writing emphasis) in Professional Writing.

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V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN ENGLISH EDUCATION (125)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The English Education program requires specific courses for meeting  General Education requirements in behavioral science and humanities as follows:

Behavioral Science – PSY 1113

Humanities – 3 hours chosen from: HIST 2113 or 2223 or PHIL 1113 and 3 hours chosen from: ART 1013, ART 2613, ART 2623, THTR 1103, FNAR 1013, MUSC 1013, MUSC 1023, MUSC 1033, or MUSC 1413

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3

III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (41 hours)

ENGL 3003, ENGL 3023, ENGL 3033, ENGL 3043, ENGL 3053, ENGL 3063, ENGL 3073, ENGL 3113, ENGL 3303, ENGL 4613, ENGL 4623, ENGL 4773, and English electives (5 hours).

B. Required Education Courses (33 hours)

EDUC 1800, EDUC 3003, EDUC 3612*, EDUC 3673, EDUC 3733, EDUC 3753(R), EDUC 4313(R), EDUC 4653(R), EDUC 4965*(R), EDUC 4975*(R), and SPED 3103.

*Should be taken in the professional semester

(R)Restricted to students admitted to Teacher Education

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IV. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

English Education candidates must achieve a grade of C or better in all major courses (required core courses and required education courses) to receive credit toward a degree. If a grade of D, F, or U is achieved, the course must be repeated.

English Education candidates must demonstrate foreign language proficiency (listening and speaking) at the novice-high level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages by passing a Department of English and Foreign Languages proficiency test or by taking a foreign language course.

Teacher Licensure/Certification

Student who complete the requirements for this degree and pass the state tests for certification in English Education will be eligible to apply for a standard teaching license.


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES (185)

This degree provides students the opportunity to develop language combinations tailored to their interests and career goals. Students choose both a primary language from options that include Arabic, French, German, Latin, or Spanish and a secondary language from options that include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish. Language electives may be selected from approximately 50 world languages. All course work emphasizes the development of both written and oral language proficiency.

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 44

II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3

III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

(21 hours must be upper division)

A. Primary Language (24 hours) Arabic, French, German, Latin or Spanish

B. Secondary Language  (12 hours) - Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish

C. Language Electives  (6 hours) Choose from courses in the following prefixes: ALBN, ARBC, CHNS, CLSC, CMCH, CTLN, DARI, DTCH, FREN, GERM, ITAL, LANG, LATN, PHTO, PORT, PRSN, PLSH, ROMN, RUSN, SPAN, SMLI, SWLI, or TURK

D. Linguistics (3 hours) LING 4113 

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS

International Languages majors are strongly urged to consider English, Geography, Political Science, Economics, Marketing, or Management as minors.

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V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN ROMANCE LANGUAGES EDUCATION (186)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Romance Languages Education program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in behavioral science and humanities as follows:

Behavioral Science – PSY 1113

Humanities – 3 hours chosen from: HIST 2113 or 2223 or PHIL 1113 and 3 hours chosen from: ART 1013, ART 2613, ART 2623, THTR 1103, FNAR 1013, MUSC 1013, MUSC 1023, MUSC 1033, or MUSC 1413

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Option (41 hours) - Romance Languages Education majors must complete either the French or Spanish option

French

Required Courses (27 hours) FREN 1113, FREN 1223, FREN 2113, FREN 2223, FREN 3113, FREN 3123, FREN 3133, FREN 3143, LING 4173

Electives (14 hours) - 14 hours of 4000-level French courses; one course in literature required.

Spanish

Required Courses (33 hours)SPAN 1113, SPAN 1223, SPAN 2113, SPAN 2223, SPAN 3113, SPAN 3213, SPAN 3123, SPAN 3223, SPAN 3133, SPAN 3143, LING 4173

Electives (8 hours)8 hours of 4000-level Spanish courses; one course in literature required.

B. Required Education Courses (33 hours)

EDUC 1800, EDUC 3003, EDUC 3612*, EDUC 3673, EDUC 3753(R), EDUC 4313(R), EDUC 4653(R), EDUC 4955*(R), EDUC 4985*(R), SPED 3103

*Should be taken in the professional semester
(R)Restricted to students admitted to Teacher Education

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IV. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

Romance Languages Education candidates must achieve a grade of C or better in all required education courses in order to receive credit toward a degree. If a grade of D, F, or U is achieved, the course must be repeated.

Teacher Licensure/Certification

The student who completes the requirements for this degree and passes the state tests for certification in Spanish or French will be eligible to apply for a standard teaching license.