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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English B.A.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree


(See the “Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees ” section of this catalog.)

Major in English

(Major Code: 106)

The bachelor of arts degree in English requires a minimum of 120 hours which includes courses for the major, general education, language courses, all University requirements and electives. The English major consists of 42 hours as well as language requirements and a capstone project. At least 30 of the 42 hours must be upper division courses. Maximum of 60 hours may be taken in English.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog.

Foreign language (six to eight hours)

Two courses with a minimum of three hours per course. While not required, students are urged to take both courses in the same language.

Capstone Requirements

The capstone should be completed during the student’s senior year (fall and spring semesters only).

  • During the first two weeks of the semester during which the student wishes to complete the capstone, he or she should select a paper written for a WTAMU 3000- or 4000-level English class and make an appointment with the faculty member of his or her choice to request direction of the capstone. Ideally, the capstone mentor should be the faculty member for whom the student wrote the original paper. If that professor is not available to direct the capstone, the student may request the mentorship of another professor.
  • Under the faculty member’s direction, the student will prepare (1) a conference length presentation (15–20 minutes) based on the paper and (2) a project portfolio that contains the original paper, revisions and conference paper.
  • Prior to the public presentation of the capstone, the English Capstone Committee for that academic year assesses the student’s portfolio using a standardized rubric.
  • At a departmental convocation, the student presents his or her conference length paper along with all other English B.A. candidates.
  • English faculty assess the presentation using a standardized rubric and vote pass/fail on the capstone presentation.
  • The student must receive a majority vote of pass on both the portfolio and the presentation in order to be certified for graduation.


Students may major in English and also minor in Creative Writing, but if they do so, only three hours may overlap.


For information about the master of arts (M.A.) degree in English, refer to the “Graduate Catalog”.

Curriculum Guide (suggested course sequence)

Major in English B.A.

Semster 1: 16 hrs Semester 2: 13 hrs Semester 1: 15-16 hrs Semester 2: 15-16 hrs
ENGL 1301 ENGL 1302 or 2311 Code 40 core (3) BA requirement (3-4)
Code 60 core (3) Code 60 core (3) BA requirement (3-4) Code 70 core (3)
Lab science (3-4) Lab science (3-4) Code 70 core (3) ENGL 2000* (3)
MATH core (3) COMM 1315, 1318, or 1321 Code 50 core (3) Elective (3)
Code 90 core (3)   Elective (3) Elective (3)
Semester 1: 17-18 hrs Semester 2: 15 hrs Semester 1: 15 hrs Semester 2: 15 hrs
Code 80 core (3) ENGL 3311 ENGL 3312 ENGL** (3)
ENGL 3380 ENGL** (3) ENGL** (3) ENGL elective*** (3)
ENGL 4301/4305 ENGL elective*** (3) ENGL** (3) ENGL elective*** (3)
Elective (2-3) Elective (3) ENGL elective*** (3) ENGL elective*** (3)
ENGL** (3)  ENGL**(3) Elective (3) Elective (3)
ENGL elective* (3)      Capstone



*2000-level options: ENGL 2321 , ENGL 2326 , ENGL 2331 , ENGL 2341 , ENGL 2342 , or ENGL 2343 .

**Required upper-division literature courses: ENGL 3351 , ENGL 3352 , ENGL 3360 , ENGL 3361 , ENGL 3383 , ENGL 4352 .

***Upper-division English elective (3000 level or above).

Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides

The following Degree Checklist and Curriculum Guide are available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists:

  • English B.A.

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