May 19, 2022
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Tulsa Curriculum Requirements (53 hours)
Core Curriculum (28 hours)
General Curriculum (25 hours)****
- Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
- Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
- Block III Scientific Investigation (7 hours including one lab)
*AS 1001 is required for freshmen matriculating at TU immediately after graduating from high school.
**AS 2001 is required for sophomores.
***Language requirement may vary depending upon placement.
****No more than two courses from any one discipline may be used to fulfill General Curriculum requirements. Two courses must be taken which meet the Cultural Diversity and Gender Studies requirement.
Some students may be required to take ENGL 1004 Introduction to College Writing and MATH 1053 College Algebra .
English Major Requirements (30 hours)
The English major requires a minimum of 30 hours in English course work, 9 hours in the English core, and 21 in English electives. The maximum number of hours in the major is 39.
Courses in the major are distributed as follows:
English Core: 2000-level (9 hours)
English Electives: 3000/4000 level (21 hours)
- One 3000/4000-level course in a literary period after 1800 (3 hours)
- Two 3000/4000-level courses in a literary period before 1800 (6 hours)
- Four elective courses, may include 6 hours of creative writing and/or film studies (12 hours)
English majors are required to include in their elective programs at least one 4000-level course in addition to the ENGL 4973 Senior Project . It may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement set forth above. Enrollment in 4000-level courses requires the relevant prerequisite from the English core or permission of the instructor. For reasons of continuity of study, and to assure that prerequisites have been met, majors are advised to begin their work in the English core and to complete at least six of the required nine hours before enrolling in English electives.
The Senior Project is a requirement of the College and constitutes a link between the Tulsa Curriculum and the major. In the form offered by the English faculty, ENGL 4973 Senior Project , the course emphasizes topics of broad, current, sometimes interdisciplinary interest in the profession of literary studies.
Required Minor (12-15 hours)
In consultation with the English advisor, students choose at least 12 hours of course work in a subject demonstrably related to English. At least six hours in the minor field must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.
General Electives (29 hours)
Students seeking secondary teacher certification in English must complete requirements for a second major in education described under the School of Urban Education . In addition certification requires proficiency in a second language at the novice level.
The TURC Tutorial is a four-course sequence of student-designed independent study for English majors enrolled in the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC). English TURC students normally will enroll for six hours of the first-year course (ENGL 1981 ), and three hours each of the second- (ENGL 2981 ), third- (ENGL 3983 ), and fourth- (ENGL 4983 ) year courses.