2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


English, BA

Requirements

Each student forms a program of study in consultation with a faculty adviser in English.

To earn a BA with a major in English, students must complete 33 hours in English or Writing (exclusive of ENGL 10803, ENGL 10833, ENGL 20803 and ENGL 20833). Of these, at least 24 hours must be in upper-division ENGL or WRIT courses (30000 level and above). No more than 9 hours of lower-division credit may be applied to the major.

General RequirementsENGL 30970 and ENGL 50970, courses in special topics that change from semester to semester, usually satisfy one or more of the requirements for majors. Consult the Department of English or check the department website, www.eng.tcu.edu.

Specific Requirements. To earn a major, students must complete at least 6 of the 33 hours in Early Literature and Culture courses (see subcategory for courses or consult the department). Most of these courses can be used to satisfy one of the distribution requirements listed below in categories A, B, C and E.

In addition, all majors in English are required to complete at least 3 of the 33 hours in a junior-level Research Seminar after they have attained junior standing and completed at least one 30000-level ENGL class. This seminar is taken as part of the required upper-division coursework and can be used to satisfy one of the distribution requirements listed below in categories A, B, C and E.

Other than courses for the Early Literature and Culture category, courses may not count more than once among categories 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

These additional distribution requirements apply:

  1. 6 upper-division hours from the American Literature subcategory
  2. 6 upper-division hours from the British Literature subcategory
  3. 3 upper-division hours from the Global and Diasporic Literature subcategory
  4. 3 upper-division hours from the Writing subcategory
  5. 3 upper-division hours from the Theory subcategory
  6. 12 elective hours of any courses offered by the Department of English, at least 3 of which must be upper division