Department of English

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English with concentrations in professional writing, creative writing, and English language arts and reading as well as minor in English Literature and Professional Writing, and a certificate in Professional Writing and Rhetoric. Honors can also be earned in English.

Honors in English

The English Department offers its outstanding students the opportunity to pursue Department Honors through advanced study and close faculty mentorship in major courses. To earn Honors, a student must:

  1. Maintain a 3.5 grade point average in both major work and support work as well as a 3.25 overall grade point average. Grade point average requirements apply to both transfer and courses taken at UTSA.
  2. Take and successfully complete three Honors-designated English classes with a grade of "B" or better. Any upper-division English class may be designated as Honors pending student petition and approval of the individual instructor. Honors designations involve additional coursework and faculty mentoring.
  3. Before graduating, submit for approval from the Departmental Scholarship and Honors Committee a portfolio containing (a) three substantial papers (totaling a minimum of 25 pages) and (b) a critical statement (5 to 8 pages). The substantial papers, at least two of which must be written for Honors-designated English courses, may be revised and edited for submission. The critical statement should assess the papers’ contribution to the student’s goals as an English major seeking Honors. The critical statement and the substantial papers will be evaluated in terms of research, analysis, eloquence, and command of subject. 

Students interested in pursuing Honors may contact the English Department for further information.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 120, including the hours of Core Curriculum requirements. Thirty-nine of the 120 total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level. Students seeking teacher certification should consult the Interdisciplinary Education Advising and Certification Center for information.

All candidates seeking this degree must complete ENG 2213 Literary Criticism and Analysis and ENG 4973 Seminar for English Majors with a grade of “C-” or better.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in English must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below will satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

ENG 2213 may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Language, Philosophy, and Culture as well as a major requirement. ENG 2413 may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Component Area Option as well as a major requirement for a B.A. in English with a Concentration in Professional Writing or for a minor in Professional Writing.

Note: Students seeking the B.A. degree in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing are encouraged to complete the Creative Arts core requirement with ENG 1113.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.A. degree in English must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis

Degree Requirements

A. English major courses
1. Required courses in English:
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2223British Literature I3
ENG 2233British Literature II3
ENG 2263American Literature I3
ENG 2293American Literature II3
ENG 3223Shakespeare: The Early Plays3
or ENG 3233 Shakespeare: The Later Plays
ENG 4973Seminar for English Majors3
2. Foundation courses, 6 hours chosen from two of the following three categories:6
a. Composition
Theory and Practice of Composition
Advanced Composition
b. English Language
History of the English Language
Introduction to the Structure of English
Principles of English Linguistics
c. Critical Theory
Literary Theories
Feminist Theory of Literature
3. Upper-division courses, 3 hours from each of the following categories. At least 6 of these hours must be in literature; of these 6 hours, at least 3 hours must include the study of American literature.
a. American, English, Historical3
American Literature, 1945 to Present
American Literature, 1870–1945
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Romantic Literature
Modern British and American Poetry
Medieval English Literature
Renaissance Literature
Victorian Literature
The Medieval World
Renaissance Ideas
Classicism and Enlightenment
The Romantic Age
The Modern World
b. Linguistics, Rhetoric, Theory3
Theory and Practice of Composition
Advanced Composition
History of the English Language
Introduction to the Structure of English
Principles of English Linguistics
Literary Theories
Specialized Professional Writing
Topics in Creative Writing
Topics in Rhetoric and Composition
Writing in Public and Professional Contexts
Studies in Advanced Linguistics
Advanced Professional Writing
Writer’s Workshop: Advanced Fiction Writing
Writer’s Workshop: Advanced Poetry Writing
Internship
History of Ideas
c. Cross-Cultural, Gender Studies, and Race & Ethnic Studies3
Women and Literature
Mexican American Literature
African American Literature
Topics in Multiethnic Literatures of the United States
Topics in Native American Literature
Feminist Theory of Literature
Topics in Mexican American Literature
Topics in African American Literature
Topics in National Cultures and Civilizations
Topics in Popular Culture
d. Authors and Genres3
Introduction to Ancient Rome
Topics in Classical Genres
Young Adult Literature
Studies in Individual Authors
Modern Fiction
Topics in Drama
Chaucer
Shakespeare: The Early Plays
Shakespeare: The Later Plays
Topics in the British Novel
The American Novel
Literary Modes and Genres
American Film
Film Genres
The Christian Classics
The Bible as Literature
Major Filmmaker
Literature into Film
B. Single language other than English
Select 6 semester credit hours in a single language other than English6
C. Electives
Select 33 semester credit hours of electives33
Students are encouraged (but not required) to select electives in such complementary areas of study as:
1. Classical studies (CLA), Humanities (HUM), Philosophy (PHI)
2. Foreign languages, foreign literature (including foreign literatures in translation)
3. Linguistics (including linguistics courses designated ENG, provided that they have not been counted toward the required semester credit hours in English)
4. Communication (COM)
5. Creative writing or expository and technical writing (including courses designated ENG, provided that they have not been counted toward the required semester credit hours in English)
6. American Studies (AMS), Anthropology (ANT), History (HIS), Psychology (PSY), or Sociology (SOC)
7. Art (ART or AHC) or Music (MUS)
8. Mexican American Studies
9. African American Studies
10. Women’s Studies
11. Multicultural Studies
Total Credit Hours78

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in English

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate English degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in English – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Mathematics core 3
American History core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Spring
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Free elective 3
American History core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis (core and major) 3
Component Area Option core 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Free elective 3
Government-Political Science core 3
Spring
ENG 2223British Literature I 3
ENG 2263American Literature I 3
Foreign language (semester II) 3-4
Creative Arts core 3
Government-Political Science core 3
Third Year
Fall
ENG 2233British Literature II 3
ENG 2293American Literature II 3
Foundation Course (from A. 2. a, b, or c) 13
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Spring
Upper-division Literature category (a) 23
Upper-division Literature category (b) 23
Foundation Course (from A. 2. a, b, or c) 13
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Fourth Year
Fall
ENG 3223 or 3233Shakespeare: The Early Plays (or Shakespeare: The Later Plays) 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division Literature category (c) 23
Spring
ENG 4973Seminar for English Majors 3
Free elective 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1-3
Upper-division Literature category (d) 23
Free Elective 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a Professional Writing Concentration

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

All candidates for the B.A. degree in English with a Professional Writing concentration must complete:

A. Courses for the major
1. Required courses:
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2223British Literature I3
ENG 2233British Literature II3
ENG 2263American Literature I3
ENG 2293American Literature II3
ENG 3223Shakespeare: The Early Plays3
or ENG 3233 Shakespeare: The Later Plays
ENG 3313Advanced Composition3
ENG 3413Specialized Professional Writing3
ENG 4933Internship3
ENG 4973Seminar for English Majors3
2. Upper-division courses:
Select one from each of the following categories, at least one must include the study of American literature:9
(a) American, English, Historical
(c) Cross-Cultural, Gender Studies, and Race & Ethnic Studies
(d) Authors and Genres listed above under degree requirements for the B.A. in English
3. Upper-division Professional Writing courses, 12 hours total, which must include:12
Technical Writing (if not already taken to fulfill core requirement)
Editing
Advanced Professional Writing
B. Single language other than English
Select 6 semester credit hours in a single language other than English6
C. Electives
Select 21 semester credit hours of electives21
Total Credit Hours78

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in English with a Concentration in Professional Writing

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate English degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in English, Concentration in Professional Writing – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Mathematics core 3
American History core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Spring
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Free elective 3
American History core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis (core and major) 3
ENG 2413Technical Writing (core and major) 3
Free elective 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Government-Political Science core 3
Spring
ENG 2223British Literature I 3
ENG 2433Editing 3
Creative Arts core 3
Foreign language (semester II) 3-4
Government-Political Science core 3
Third Year
Fall
ENG 2233British Literature II 3
ENG 2263American Literature I 3
ENG 2293American Literature II 3
ENG 3313Advanced Composition 3
Free elective 3
Spring
ENG 3223 or 3233Shakespeare: The Early Plays (or Shakespeare: The Later Plays) 3
ENG 3413Specialized Professional Writing 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division Literature category (a) 13
Fourth Year
Fall
ENG 4433Advanced Professional Writing 3
ENG 4933Internship 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division Literature category (c) 13
Spring
ENG 4973Seminar for English Majors 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1-3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division Literature category (d) 13
Upper-division Professional Writing course 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a Creative Writing Concentration

In order to declare a Creative Writing concentration, students must successfully demonstrate proficiency, professionalism, and commitment in their writing portfolios. Entrance into upper-division creative writing courses is not guaranteed and is also dependent upon course availability.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

All candidates for the B.A. degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration must complete:

A. English courses
1. Required courses:
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2223British Literature I3
ENG 2233British Literature II3
ENG 2263American Literature I3
ENG 2293American Literature II3
ENG 3223Shakespeare: The Early Plays3
or ENG 3233 Shakespeare: The Later Plays
ENG 4973Seminar for English Majors3
2. Select two of the following:6
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Nonfiction
3. Upper-division courses
Select one from each of the following categories, at least one must include the study of American literature.9
(a) American, English, Historical
(c) Cross-Cultural, Gender Studies, and Race & Ethnic Studies
(d) Authors and Genres listed above under degree requirements for the B.A. in English
4. Select 9 semester credit hours of the following, at least 6 hours of which must be at the 4000 level:9
Topics in Creative Writing
Writer’s Workshop: Advanced Fiction Writing
Writer’s Workshop: Advanced Poetry Writing
B. Single language other than English
Select 6 semester credit hours in a single language other than English6
C. Electives
Select 27 semester credit hours of electives. Students are encouraged to repeat upper-level workshops, and to include ENG 2433 in their electives.27
Total Credit Hours78

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate English degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in English, Concentration in Creative Writing – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
American History core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Mathematics core 3
Spring
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
American History core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis (core and major) 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Free Elective 3
Component Area Option core 3
Government-Political Science core 3
Spring
ENG 2223British Literature I 3
ENG 2263American Literature I 3
ENG 2323, 2333, or 2343Creative Writing: Fiction (or Creative Writing: Poetry or Creative Writing: Nonfiction) 3
Foreign language (semester II) 3-4
Government-Political Science core 3
Third Year
Fall
ENG 2233British Literature II 3
ENG 2293American Literature II 3
ENG 2323, 2333, or 2343Creative Writing: Fiction (or Creative Writing: Poetry or Creative Writing: Nonfiction) 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Spring
ENG 3223 or 3233Shakespeare: The Early Plays (or Shakespeare: The Later Plays) 3
ENG 3423Topics in Creative Writing 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division Literature category (a) 13
Fourth Year
Fall
ENG 4523 or 4533Writer’s Workshop: Advanced Fiction Writing (or Writer’s Workshop: Advanced Poetry Writing) 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division Literature category (c) 13
Spring
ENG 4523 or 4533Writer’s Workshop: Advanced Fiction Writing (or Writer’s Workshop: Advanced Poetry Writing) 3
ENG 4973Seminar for English Majors 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1-3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division Literature category (d) 13
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with an English Language Arts and Reading Concentration

The B.A. degree in English with an English Language Arts and Reading concentration is designed for students intending to teach English at the secondary school level.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements listed below.

Students seeking teacher certification should contact the Interdisciplinary Education Advising and Certification Center as early in their educational program as possible for information about teacher certification requirements.

Programs are subject to change without notice due to changes in the state’s certification and/or program approval requirements. Teacher certification programs address standards of the State Board for Educator Certification. Standards can be found at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/.

Degree Requirements

A. Courses in English
1. Required courses in English:
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2223British Literature I3
ENG 2233British Literature II3
ENG 2263American Literature I3
ENG 2293American Literature II3
ENG 3223Shakespeare: The Early Plays3
or ENG 3233 Shakespeare: The Later Plays
ENG 4973Seminar for English Majors3
2. Upper-division courses
Select one additional upper-division course in English from the following categories, at least one must include the study of American literature:6
(a) American, English, Historical
(d) Authors and Genres listed above under degree requirements for the B.A. in English
3. Select one of the following:3
American Literature, 1945 to Present
Mexican American Literature
African American Literature
Topics in Multiethnic Literatures of the United States
4. English Language Arts and Reading concentration
ENG 3303Theory and Practice of Composition3
ENG 3333Introduction to the Structure of English3
ENG 3323History of the English Language3
or ENG 3343 Principles of English Linguistics
B. Professional Education and Reading Coursework
BBL 3403Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling3
C&I 4203Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School3
EDP 3203Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent3
EDP 4203Assessment and Evaluation3
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society3
ESL 3063Second Language Teaching and Learning for Grades 4–8 and 7–123
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society3
LTED 3673Reading for Secondary Teachers-Grades 7–123
LTED 3773Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Grades 7–123
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education3
C. Student Teaching
C&I 4646Clinical Teaching: Grades 7–126
D. Single language other than English
Select 6 semester credit hours in a single language other than English6
Total Credit Hours81

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in English with a Concentration in English Language Arts and Reading

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate English degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in English, Concentration in English Language Arts and Reading – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Mathematics core 3
Spring
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Foreign language (semester II) 3-4
American History core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis (core and major) 3
ENG 3333Introduction to the Structure of English 3
American History core 3
Creative Arts core 3
Government-Political Science core 3
Spring
ENG 2223British Literature I 3
ENG 2263American Literature I 3
ENG 3303Theory and Practice of Composition 3
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
Government-Political Science core 3
Component Area Option core 3
Third Year
Fall
BBL 3403Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling 3
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
ENG 2233British Literature II 3
ENG 2293American Literature II 3
ENG 3323 or 3343History of the English Language (or Principles of English Linguistics) 3
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education 3
Spring
EDP 3203Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent 3
ENG 3223 or 3233Shakespeare: The Early Plays 3
ESL 3063Second Language Teaching and Learning for Grades 4–8 and 7–12 3
LTED 3673Reading for Secondary Teachers-Grades 7–12 3
Upper-division Literature category (a) 13
Select one of the following: 3
American Literature, 1945 to Present
Mexican American Literature
African American Literature
Topics in Multiethnic Literatures of the United States
Fourth Year
Fall
C&I 4203Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School 3
EDP 4203Assessment and Evaluation 3
ENG 4973Seminar for English Majors 3
LTED 3773Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Grades 7–12 3
Upper-division Literature category (d) 13
Spring
C&I 4646Clinical Teaching: Grades 7–12 6
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Minor in English Literature

All students pursuing the Minor in English Literature must complete 21 semester credit hours of English and American literature.

A. Required course
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
B. Select three from the following:9
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
C. Select one of the following:3
Shakespeare: The Early Plays
Shakespeare: The Later Plays
D. Select two upper-division courses in literature in English, one course must include the study of American Literature6
Total Credit Hours21

Minor in Professional Writing

All students pursuing the Minor in Professional Writing must complete 21 semester credit hours of professional writing.

A. Required courses
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
ENG 2433Editing3
ENG 3313Advanced Composition3
ENG 3333Introduction to the Structure of English3
ENG 3413Specialized Professional Writing3
B. Select two from the following:6
Theory and Practice of Composition
History of the English Language
Principles of English Linguistics
Topics in Rhetoric and Composition 1
Writing in Public and Professional Contexts 1
Advanced Professional Writing
Internship
Total Credit Hours21

Certificate in Professional Writing and Rhetoric

The undergraduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) is designed to provide students with systematic preparation in professional writing for academic, workplace, and public contexts. It enables undergraduates from across the university to pursue a coursework program that concentrates on the expansion of skills and techniques for effective communication—written, oral, and visual competencies—in and across professional settings.

Students pursuing the Certificate in Professional Writing and Rhetoric must complete 15 semester credit hours:

A. 6 semester credit hours of required courses:6
Technical Writing
Advanced Professional Writing
B. 9 additional semester credit hours from the following courses, at least 6 of which must be upper division:9
Editing
Introduction to Rhetoric
Theory and Practice of Composition
History of the English Language
Introduction to the Structure of English
Principles of English Linguistics
Topics in Rhetoric and Composition
Writing in Public and Professional Contexts
Specialized Professional Writing
Total Credit Hours15

English (ENG) Courses

ENG 1113. Introduction to Creative Literary Arts. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to Creative Literary Arts exploration in the purposes and processes of the literary arts. This course provides opportunities for students to engage in creative literary practices through the study of literary genres such as poetry and fiction. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts.

ENG 2013. Introduction to Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2341)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Introductory study of great works of literature with an emphasis on novels, plays, and poetry by British and American authors. Designed for nonmajors. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG 2213. Literary Criticism and Analysis. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. A study of poetry, fiction, and drama, with close attention to literary terms, literary criticism, and the characteristics of each genre. This course includes intensive reading and extensive writing requirements and is designed to prepare students who intend to take advanced courses in literature and other students who have a commitment to the rigorous study of literature. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 2223. British Literature I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2322)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Study of representative works of British literature from the medieval period to 1700. Required of students majoring in English. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 2233. British Literature II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2323)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Study of representative works of British literature from 1700 to the present. Required of students majoring in English. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 2263. American Literature I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2327)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Study of representative works of American literature from the pre-Colonial period to 1865. Required of students majoring in English. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 2293. American Literature II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2328)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Study of representative works of American literature from 1865 to the present. Required of students majoring in English. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG 2323. Creative Writing: Fiction. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Offers the opportunity for intensive practice and development of techniques in the writing of fiction. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 2333. Creative Writing: Poetry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Offers the opportunity for intensive practice and development of techniques in the writing of poetry. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 2343. Creative Writing: Nonfiction. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Offers the opportunity for intensive practice and development of techniques in the writing of nonfiction genres such as memoir, autobiography, and informal essays.

ENG 2383. Multiethnic Literatures of the United States. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. A survey of the literature of various minority groups such as Native American, Asian American, African American, and Latina/o. Designed for nonmajors. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

ENG 2413. Technical Writing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2311)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Techniques of expository writing, particularly adapted to students in technological and scientific subjects. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG 2423. Literature of Texas and the Southwest. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Study of the literature of Texas and the Southwest, including an examination of the region’s multicultural heritage. Designed for nonmajors. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

ENG 2433. Editing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENG 2413. Principles and applications of production editing and technical editing, including evaluation and revision of style, tone, and organization of documents. Practice in the use of editing symbols and copy marking. (Same as COM 2433. Credit cannot be earned for both ENG 2433 and COM 2433.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 2443. Introduction to Rhetoric. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Introduces students to key concepts and frameworks useful for analysis of texts, events, communication, and contexts by focusing on the traditional rhetorical canons of invention, arrangement, style, delivery, and memory.

ENG 3033. American Literature, 1945 to Present. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of the literature written in the United States since 1945. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 3063. American Literature, 1870–1945. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of literature written in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

ENG 3073. Young Adult Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Literary analysis of the kinds of reading available for adolescents: poetry, drama, biography, science fiction, mystery, and fantasy. Both classics and current trends will be considered. Emphasis on the novel. (Formerly ENG 2373. Credit cannot be earned for both ENG 3073 and ENG 2373.) Generally offered: Fall.

ENG 3113. Studies in Individual Authors. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Study of the works of an individual British or American author or of several authors examined in relation to one another. May be repeated for credit when authors vary. Generally offered: Spring.

ENG 3123. Modern Fiction. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical survey of American, British, and Continental fiction of the 20th century, studied in relation to the development of modern techniques. Generally offered: Spring.

ENG 3133. Women and Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of the presentation of women and feminist issues in various literary forms. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 3153. Topics in Drama. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Study of one or more periods (e.g., Tudor-Stuart, modern, contemporary) or modes (e.g., comedy, tragedy) of drama. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

ENG 3213. Chaucer. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of The Canterbury Tales and other poems. Texts in Middle English.

ENG 3223. Shakespeare: The Early Plays. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of comedies, histories, and tragedies from 1590–1601. Generally offered: Fall.

ENG 3233. Shakespeare: The Later Plays. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of comedies, tragedies, and romances from 1602–1613. Generally offered: Spring.

ENG 3243. Topics in the British Novel. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of English novels. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

ENG 3253. The American Novel. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Reading and discussion of representative American novels.

ENG 3303. Theory and Practice of Composition. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Extensive practice in the techniques of clear, effective writing. Designed for students who will write in their professions and will supervise the writing of others. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 3313. Advanced Composition. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Study of the principles and procedures of informational and persuasive prose. Emphasis on coherence, liveliness, persuasiveness, and originality. Extensive writing practice, including the writing of arguments. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 3323. History of the English Language. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Historical survey of the development of the English language.

ENG 3333. Introduction to the Structure of English. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Analysis of English syntax from various theoretical perspectives, including traditional, structural, and generative. Consideration of the concept of Standard English and of language variation, especially regional and social variation within modern English. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG 3343. Principles of English Linguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Introduction to the goals and procedures of modern linguistics, emphasizing phonetics, phonology, and morphology. Discussion of language acquisition and the neurolinguistic foundations of language ability. Some attention to topics such as semantics, pragmatics, and language change. (Same as ANT 3903 and LNG 3813. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of these courses.).

ENG 3363. Topics in Rhetoric and Composition. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Critical study of a topic in rhetoric and composition, such as history and development, research and methodology, major paradigms, and/or different contexts. Special emphasis on the diversity of approaches and applications. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

ENG 3383. Writing in Public and Professional Contexts. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENG 2413. Study of the diverse principles, forms, and procedures of writing in a specific topic, content, and/or genre, with emphasis on research, revision, documentation, and style. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

ENG 3393. Literary Theories. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENG 2213. Critical study of the nature and function of literature and the relationship of literature to philosophy, history, and the other arts; attention to such topics as stylistics, genres, and literary history.

ENG 3413. Specialized Professional Writing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENG 2413. Study of specialized topics in professional and technical writing, with a focus on particular areas of emphasis, trends and paradigms, and/or research methodologies in order to learn how genres, resources, and tools create professional identities and shape information across contexts. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 3423. Topics in Creative Writing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: ENG 2323 or ENG 2333 or ENG 2343 and consent of instructor (writing portfolio required). Creative writing workshop in specialized area or genre other than poetry or short fiction. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 3513. Mexican American Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of literature by and about Mexican Americans, including prose, verse, drama, essays, and autobiography. Concentration on writings since 1959.

ENG 3613. African American Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of literature by and about African Americans, including prose, verse, drama, essays, and autobiography. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 3713. Topics in Multiethnic Literatures of the United States. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Comparative study of a specific genre or theme in the literatures of various ethnic groups in the United States such as African American, Asian American, Native American, and/or U.S. Latino/a. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Summer.

ENG 3813. Topics in Native American Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of a topic in Native American/Indigenous literatures focusing on an author, a genre, a theme, or on traditional and oral literature. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall.

ENG 4013. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Selected readings in the fiction, drama, poetry, and prose of the British literature of the late 17th century and the 18th century.

ENG 4023. Romantic Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Selected readings in the fiction, poetry, and prose of the British Romantic period.

ENG 4033. Literary Modes and Genres. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy, and Culture. Intensive study of a single mode or genre such as comedy, tragedy, allegory, satire, epic, or a type of nonfiction such as biography. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 4053. Modern British and American Poetry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. An intensive study of major modern poets.

ENG 4063. Medieval English Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Study of the major English writings from the Anglo-Saxon and Middle English periods (excluding Chaucer), with special emphasis on Beowulf and Chaucer’s contemporaries. Some works in translation, but original texts whenever possible.

ENG 4113. Renaissance Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Selected readings from major writers of the 16th and early 17th centuries (excluding Shakespeare).

ENG 4143. Victorian Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Selected readings in the fiction, poetry, and nonfiction prose of major Victorian writers.

ENG 4393. Feminist Theory of Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of feminist theory and the relationship of gender to literature. Selected readings from major feminist theorists in connection with the study of literary texts. Generally offered: Spring.

ENG 4423. Studies in Advanced Linguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENG 3343 or LNG 4013. Specialized study of one or more areas of linguistic research, including historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, dialectology, linguistics for literary analysis, or languages in contact. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

ENG 4433. Advanced Professional Writing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENG 2413 or the equivalent. This course guides students in creating a portfolio of documents and texts, influenced by current best practices in professional and technical writing for professional audiences. Extensive practice includes writing, layout and design, digital media composing, and preparation of professional documents. Generally offered: Spring.

ENG 4523. Writer’s Workshop: Advanced Fiction Writing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor (writing portfolio required). Designed for students who have demonstrated potential as fiction writers. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 12 semester credit hours of ENG 4523 and/or ENG 4533 will apply to a bachelor’s degree, and not more than 6 semester credit hours will apply toward the English major.

ENG 4533. Writer’s Workshop: Advanced Poetry Writing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor (writing portfolio required). Designed for students who have demonstrated potential as poets. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 12 semester credit hours of ENG 4533 and/or ENG 4523 will apply to a bachelor’s degree, and not more than 6 semester credit hours will apply toward the English major. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 4613. Topics in Mexican American Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of a topic in Mexican American literature: author, genre, or theme. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall.

ENG 4713. Topics in African American Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical study of a topic in African American literature: author, genre, or theme. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

ENG 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

ENG 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

ENG 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

ENG 4933. Internship. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Supervised experience relevant to English. May be repeated once for credit, but not more than 3 semester credit hours will apply to the English major. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG 4953. Special Studies in English. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 4973. Seminar for English Majors. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 12 upper-division semester credit hours in English. This undergraduate seminar, limited to English majors in their senior year, offers the opportunity to study a genre, author, or period in English or American literature. Content varies with each instructor. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee; enrollment in or completion of ENG 4973. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning English Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

Theater (THR) Courses

THR 1013. Acting I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = DRAM 1351)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Fundamental techniques of acting, emphasizing the actor’s approach to characterization and relationship to all parts of the play’s production. Generally offered: Fall.

THR 1023. Acting II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = DRAM 1352)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Sustained character portrayal. Intensive work in stage movement and vocal techniques, including dialects. Generally offered: Spring.

THR 2113. Intermediate Acting I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Completion of THR 1013 and THR 1023, or placement by audition with instructor consent. Concepts, skills, and techniques of acting styles, collaborative work in all aspects of play production, and development of understanding of the actor’s role through performance.

THR 2123. Intermediate Acting II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of THR 2113, or placement by audition with instructor consent. Continued development of concepts, skills, and techniques of acting styles required to understand the role of the performer in play production.