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English - BA

This major requires a minor.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

121 semester hours

Total number of hours (not including prerequisites) in major:

36 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

24 semester hours

Suggested Sequencing of Major Courses Bachelor of Arts in English

FALL - YEAR ONE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR ONE

 

(GE) ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

(GE) ENGL 1314

3 hrs

(GE) MATH 1301 or MATH 1304

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

PSYC 1305 or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302 or

HIST 1356

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411,

or PHSC 1412

3 4 hrs

(GE) CISS 1310

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ARTS 1361, DRAM 2301,

DRAM 2310 or MUSI 2331

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

RLST 1310, RLST 1333 or

RLST 1350

3 hrs

 

(GE) DRAM 2312

3 hrs

INDS 1131 (for first time freshmen)

1 hr

 

 

 

Total

15-16 hrs

 

Total

15-16 hrs

FALL - YEAR TWO

 

 

SPRING - YEAR TWO

 

ENGL 2335 or ENGL 2331*

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ENGL 2332*, ENGL 2335,

ENGL 2336 or ENGL 2370

3 hrs

(GE) PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411,

or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

(GE) SPAN 1411

4 hrs

 

(GE) SPAN 1412

4 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

PSYC 1305 or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

 

 

 

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15-16 hrs

FALL - YEAR THREE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR THREE

 

ENGL 3356 or ENGL 3366

3 hrs

 

ENGL 3357 or ENGL 3367

3 hrs

ENGL 3312 or ENGL 3314

3 hrs

 

One of the following:

ENGL 3321, ENGL 3322,

ENGL 3323, ENGL 3325

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Elective course

3 hrs

 

Elective course

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

FALL - YEAR FOUR

 

 

SPRING - YEAR FOUR

 

ENGL 5383

3 hrs

 

Advanced English course

3 hrs

Advanced English course

3 hrs

 

Advanced English course

3 hrs

Advanced English course

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Minor or Elective course

3 hrs

 

Elective course

3 hrs

  • Elective course

3 hrs

 

Elective course

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

*ENGL 2331 and ENGL 2332 are highly recommended.

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Foreign language requirement:

SPAN 1411 and SPAN 1412

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

English Teacher Certification

Liberal Studies for Grades 4-8 English Language Arts Certification - BA

Admission moratorium as of August 2013

English for Grades 8-12 English Language Arts Certification - BA

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:

36 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

24 semester hours

Required courses (not including prerequisites) in the major:

ENGL 1313

Composition I

ENGL 1314

Composition II

6 semester hours of sophomore-level English literature

ENGL 4350

Teaching English Language Arts

ENGL 5383

General Linguistic Theory

One of the following:

ENGL 3312

Advanced Written Communication

ENGL 3314

Technical and Professional Writing

Two of the following courses:

ENGL 3356

British Literature I

ENGL 3357

British Literature II

ENGL 3366

American Literature I

ENGL 3367

American Literature II

One of the following:

ENGL 3321

Poetry

ENGL 3322

Dramatic Literature

ENGL 3323

Prose Fiction

ENGL 3325

Fiction and Film

Six additional advanced semester hours in ENGL (literature preferred)

Integrative summative experience:

Students must take TExES exam

General Education courses required in this degree (not included in above categories):

HIST 1301

United States to 1865

HIST 1302

United States since 1865

3 semester hours in college-level mathematics

4 semester hours in a natural science (with lab)

3 semester hours of non-literary art

PHIL 2321

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 4350

Critical Thinking for Teachers

POLS 1311

American-Texas Government and Politics I

PSYC 1305

Introduction to Psychology

SPCH 2312

Oral Communication

Required courses in the major and in General Education (excluding PHIL 2321 and PSYC 1305) must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching

Foreign language requirement:

Two semesters of the same foreign language

Other course requirements:

Supporting Courses:

PSYC 3375

Psychology in the Classroom

SPED 4338

Individual Differences

EDUC 5325

Technology for Teaching

EDUC 4345

Reading in the School

Professional Education Courses (students must be official admitted to teacher education program before taking professional education courses):

Block A:

EDUC 4365

Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Settings

EDUC 3344

Content Area Reading in Secondary School

EDUC 5307

Classroom Organization & Management in the Multicultural Classroom

Block B:

EDUC 5303

Instruction and Assessment in the School

EDUC 5330

Field-Based Experiences

Block C:

EDUC 4686

Student Teaching: Secondary

English - Minor

Total number of hours required in the minor:

24 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in the minor:

12 semester hours

Required courses in the minor:

ENGL 1313

Composition I

ENGL 1314

Composition II

ENGL 2335 or ENGL 2331

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to World Literature I

ENGL 2336 or ENGL 2332

Introduction to Poetry and Drama

Introduction to World Literature II

One of the following:

ENGL 3312

Advanced Written Communication

ENGL 3314

Technical and Professional Writing

Additional advanced hours:

Three (3 hours each) advanced courses in English.