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BA in English

BA in English

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors

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Program Learning Outcomes for BA in English Students graduating from this program will: Develop sensitivity to the capacities and achievements of English literary language. Demonstrate an understanding the depth and breadth of English literary history. Develop skills in making eloquent sentences, paragraphs and essays in English. Be reflective. They will understand the potential gaps in their own viewpoints and arguments, and appreciate viewpoints and arguments different from their own in English literary theory and criticism. Degree Requirements for BA in English For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. Students majoring in English must complete 36 semester hours in English with at least 24 hours in courses at the 300 level or above. A double major requires 30 hours in English, with at least 18 hours in the upper-level courses. All courses with the ENGL prefix and HUMA 101 and 102 may be counted toward the English major. AP credit does not count toward the major. All English majors must take the following: ENGL 200 Critical Reading and Writing ENGL 300 Practices in Literary Study A 400-level departmental capstone seminar which is not a creative writing course Nine hours at the 300 level or above in periods before 1900; six of the nine hours must be in periods before 1800; but only one may be a Shakespearean course Three hours at the 200 level or above in a course that focuses on noncanonical traditions, such as courses in gender and sexuality studies, African American, Chicano/a, Asian American, ethnic, global, and diasporic writers The department recommends that all English majors take courses in British and American history and, if they plan to do graduate work, at least six hours of upper-level courses in a foreign language.