Major in English
Chuck Jackson, Ph.D., Film Studies Concentration
Room 1045-S, 713-221-8615
Robin Davidson, PhD, Creative Writing Concentration
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates who earn a BA in English will be able to:
Read literary, cultural, and scholarly texts critically by:
- analyzing, through close reading, the rhetorical and aesthetic qualities of texts;
- demonstrating understanding of the characteristics, conventions, and techniques associated with various literary genres;
- situating texts within their historical and cultural contexts;
- demonstrating understanding of the literary traditions in U.S., British, and other national literatures; and
- express that information orally.
Produce mature college-level writing that:
- advances rhetorically astute arguments about texts;
- analyzes texts within their historical and cultural contexts;
- applies a guiding critical methodology;
- employs appropriate scholarly diction and tone; and
- express orally with proficiency the above substance.
Use and document sources appropriately to:
- advance/enrich an argument;
- demonstrate engagement in critical debate; and
- orally communicate the process of using and citing sources including a and b above.
NOTE: The primary BA in English degree concentration centers on literary/cultural studies. Students can alternatively select one of three concentrations: the creative writing concentration; the English education concentration; and the film studies concentration.
Majors are required to complete a sufficient number of elective semester credit hours so that their entire coursework, including the above required courses, totals 120 semester credit hours. Upper or lower-level courses may be applied to this area, with the exceptions described under the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” section.