Feb 21, 2024  

English-Film Studies Concentration, BA

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Major in English

Chuck Jackson, Ph.D., Coordinator
S1039, 713-221-8615

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates who earn a BA in English will be able to:

Read literary, cultural, and scholarly texts critically by:

  1. analyzing, through close reading, the rhetorical and aesthetic qualities of texts;
  2. demonstrating understanding of the characteristics, conventions, and techniques associated with various literary genres;
  3. situating texts within their historical and cultural contexts; and
  4. demonstrating understanding of the literary traditions in U.S., British, and other national literatures.

Produce mature college-level writing that:

  1. advances rhetorically astute arguments about texts;
  2. analyzes texts within their historical and cultural contexts;
  3. applies a guiding critical methodology; and
  4. employs appropriate scholarly diction and tone.

Use and document sources appropriately to:

  1. advance/enrich an argument; and
  2. demonstrate engagement in critical debate.


Degree Requirements

To complete a BA in English with a concentration in Film Studies, students must satisfy the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” and fulfill the coursework listed below.

Common Core Requirements

See listing under Common Core Requirements  in this catalog.

Preparatory Lower-Level Requirements

(Courses in this area can be reused from the common core)

6-8 SCHs of Foreign Language:

Complete 6-8 semester credit hours in the same foreign language. Semester credit hours are contingent upon placement exams, courses taken, or transfer credit. Semester credit hours bypassed by placement must be made up in elective credits. Hours earned in excess of three semester credit hours for any foreign language course may be applied to the elective area.

Major Requirements

6 upper-level SCHs in Genre:

Complete 6 semester credit hours from:

15 upper-level ENG Film Studies:

Complete 15 semester credit hours from:

3 upper-level SCHs in CHSS Film Studies:

Complete 3 semester credit hours from:

9 upper-level SCHs in Literature/Critical Theory:

Complete 9 semester credit hours from the following:

Portfolio Requirement

Free Electives

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.

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