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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

English, B.A.

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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.

Required Courses

Courses in the major are distributed as follows:

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)

Total Hours: 30

Majors are required to include in their elective programs at least one 4000-level course in addition to the Senior Project in English. 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.

Teaching Certification

Students seeking secondary teacher certification in English complete a second major in education in addition to the major in English. See the School of Urban Education  for requirements.

Minor Field for English Majors

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.

TURC Tutorial

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.

Senior Project

(ENGL 4973 )

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, the course emphasizes topics of broad, current, sometimes interdisciplinary interest in the profession of literary studies.

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