Department of English

Main Departmental Office

Auditorium Building, 112

P.O. Box 311307

Denton, TX 76203-1307

(940) 565-2050

Fax: (940) 565-4355

Web site: www.engl.unt.edu

Undergraduate Advising Office

Auditorium Building, 114

James T. Tanner, Chair

Faculty

Professors Duban, Kesterson, Mitchell, Montler, Preston, Ross, Stevens, J.T. Tanner, Vann, Wright. Associate Professors Baird, Bogle, Bond, Eubank, Ford, Holdeman, May, Palmer, Pettit, Raign, Richardson, Rodman, Shirk, Simpkins, Sims, Warde. Assistant Professors D. Blaine, Chelliah, Cukor-Avila, Hummell, Landman, Leath, Martin, Parrish, Spiller, Vanhoutte. Lecturers Mathews, Spencer.

Introduction

The Department of English offers courses that provide students with opportunities to develop skills in written and oral communication; to gain knowledge of American and British literature, literature in translation, and major literary types; to study the English language; and to gain experience in technical and creative writing. Most courses are open to non-majors.

The study of English language and literature not only prepares students for teaching on all levels from elementary school to college but also equips them to assume positions of responsibility in business, industry and government as managers and supervisors, personnel specialists, consultants, analysts, technical writers, editors, and other important leadership roles. English is widely recognized as a foundation discipline for many of the professions, such as law, journalism, theology, psychology and international diplomacy.

To be an English major or minor is to experience the great literature and thought of our culture and to be prepared to enter the professional world with personal enrichment and insights into the workings of human nature.

English Requirement

All students pursuing bachelor's degrees from UNT must complete the following English requirements: 12 semester hours of English ENGL 1310-1320, 1313-1323 or 1315-1325 or the equivalent (to be determined by the Department of English), and ENGL 2210-2220 or the equivalent (to be determined by the Department of English). These requirements reflect part of the University Core Curriculum, which was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Consult a degree program adviser.

Since skill in composition is basic to most college work, students enrolled for more than 8 hours must register for freshman English in the first and each succeeding long-session semester until they have satisfied the 6-hour requirement.

Advanced Placement and Credit by Examination

Credit for ENGL 1310-1320 is granted to beginning freshmen who have received college-level training in secondary school and who present scores of 5, 4 or 3 on either the Language and Composition or the Literature and Composition Advanced Placement Examination. Credit for ENGL 1310-1320 and 2210-2220 is granted to beginning freshmen who present scores of 5, 4 or 3 on both these advanced placement exams.

Students may receive a maximum of 12 semester hours of credit by examination in English; not more than 6 hours of credit will be awarded for freshman-level English and not more than 6 for sophomore-level English.

These 12 semester hours will meet the university's English requirement for graduation.

Freshman Credit

Requirements for ENGL 1310-1320 credit by examination (6 semester hours; may not duplicate other credit awarded in freshman-level English) are satisfactory performance on an essay examination administered by the department, or a minimum score on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject Examination in either College Composition or in Freshman English and satisfactory performance on the essay portion of the test as evidenced by the UNT Department of English.

CLEP examinations may be taken at any College Board testing center, including the one at UNT. For further information, write to the UNT Director of Admissions.

For information on the departmental examination, write to the Chair of Freshman and Sophomore English, Department of English, P.O. Box 311307, Denton, TX 76203-1307.

Sophomore Credit

Credit by examination is awarded for sophomore-level English to students who score at or above the 50th percentile of national college sophomore norms on any one of the following subject examinations, provided the student has not been enrolled in or earned credit for any college-level literature course: CLEP Analysis and Interpretation of Literature (6 hours), CLEP English Literature (6 hours) or CLEP American Literature
(6 hours).

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minimum of 128 semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

A minimum grade of C in each is required for all English courses counting toward the Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Students majoring in English must contact the Undergraduate Advising Office, Auditorium Building, Room 114, to prepare their degree plans.

Major in English

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Some requirements may have changed because the University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Contact a degree program adviser.

BA with a Major in English pdf

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I, or 1313,
Computer Assisted College Writing I 3

MATH 1100, College Algebra4 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

CSCI1, 16 3

Visual and Performing Arts7 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

Physical Science9 4

Elective 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

LANG 2040, Foreign Language
(intermediate)3, 16 3

ENGL (advanced)37, 38 3

ENGL (advanced)37, 38 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Laboratory Science (choice)9 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL (advanced)37, 38 3

ENGL (advanced)37, 38 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8, 39 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II, or 1323,
Computer Assisted College Writing II 3

MATH 1600, College Math with Calculus5 5

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

Elective 3

Oral Communication2 3

Wellness11 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

Elective16 3

Elective16 4

Natural Science9 4

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

LANG 2050, Foreign Language
(intermediate)3, 16 3

ENGL (advanced)37, 38 3

ENGL (advanced)37, 38 3

Elective 16 3

Elective 16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL (advanced)37, 38 3

ENGL (advanced)37, 38 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
See Arts and Sciences notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Supplemental Information for BA with a Major in English

1. The major in English requires a total of 36 semester hours of credit, 12 of which are ENGL 1310 or 1313, ENGL 1320 or 1323 or 2700, and ENGL 2210-2220. (Students in University Honors take ENGL 1311-1321 and 2211-2221.)

2. On the advanced level, students majoring in English may choose one of the following options for the remaining 24 hours: a concentration in literature or in composition and language. No fewer than three 4000-level courses must be included in the 24 hours. Prerequisites for advanced English courses are ENGL 1310-1320 and 2210-2220, or their equivalents.

Option 1: Concentration in Literature:

Required courses are ENGL 4430; one elective from each of the five groups; and two additional courses from groups A, B and D.

Option 2: Concentration in Composition and Language

Required courses are ENGL 3060; 3100, 4010 or 4170; 3140, 4020 or 4180; 3150, 4040 or 4190; 4100, 4070 or 4250; 4160 or 4760; any two courses from groups A, B and D.

Course Groups in English

Written consent of either the undergraduate English adviser or the department chair before registration is necessary for exceptions to group requirements.

3. Students majoring in English must contact the Undergraduate Advising Office, Auditorium Building, Room 114, to prepare their degree plans.

Minor in English

The minor requires a total of 21 hours, including 9 advanced (ENGL 4080 does not count toward the minor; ENGL 4900 and 4910 may count toward the minor with the written consent of the department chair).

Minor in English (Technical Writing)

The minor requires a total of 21 semester hours, including 9 advanced hours in ENGL 4180, 4190 and 4250.

Endorsement in English as a Second Language

See the certification adviser in the College of Education for details.

Certificate in Technical Writing

Students majoring in English may receive a certificate in technical writing from the department by successfully completing ENGL 2700, 4180, 4190 and 4250.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach English in secondary schools must complete the requirements of the state of Texas for teacher certification as listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education section.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

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