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The English major requires a minimum of 122 hours. For degree completion, at least 25 percent of the semester credit hours must be earned through instruction offered by UH-Downtown. The last 30 of the total hours and 18 of the upper-level hours toward the degree must be successfully completed in residence at UH-Downtown. An overall minimum grade point average of 2.0 at UH-Downtown is required for graduation, and a minimum average of 2.0 must be maintained in the upper-level hours in the major.
Common Core Requirements (42 hours)
See listing under General Education Requirements in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Lower-Level Requirements (29 hours)
Foreign language in one language (8 hours)
Fine Arts (3 hours)
Philosophy (6 hours)
Social Sciences (6 hours)
Literature, both halves of a survey of Western World, American, or British Literature (6 hours)
Upper-Level Requirements (36 hours)
ENG 3311 Studies in Poetry (3 hours)
ENG 3312 Studies in Fiction (3 hours)
ENG 3313 Studies in Dramatic Literature (3 hours)
ENG 4098 English Portfolio. Required in semester of graduation (0 hours)
Writing and/or English language (6-12 hours), such as Creative Writing, Writing Workshops, Essay Writing, History of Rhetoric, Studies in the Theory of Rhetoric, Introduction to the Study of Language, History of the English Language, and/or any special-purpose writing course in the Professional Writing curriculum.
Literature and/or Theory (15-21 hours)
Electives (15 hours)
From any department at any level, with the following restrictions: Developmental courses (ENG 1300, MATH 0300, MATH 1300 and RDG 1300) may not apply to graduation requirements. No more than 25 percent of the hours presented for graduation may be credits in business. Included among the electives should be a course (3 hours) in nonverbal analytical skills if this requirement is not fulfilled by an equivalent course in the lower-level or upper-level requirements.
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