English Second Major

Required courses for second major
Six advanced (300-400 level) English courses18
Four courses (12-14 sh) in a foreign language or equivalent are strongly recommended.
Students who are considering teaching in high schools or middle schools should follow the course requirements for English or language arts teacher certification.
ENG 2326US-Intro to Literature3
ENG 1301 and ENG 1302 or equivalency are prerequisites for ENG 2326
Plus 3 sh from:3
Marginalized Literatures
US-Lit of Western World
Total Hours24

Other Requirements

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all English courses required for this second major. Twelve semester hours of Advanced English (300-level or above) must be taken at Texas A&M University-Commerce.


This program is not an option for secondary certification, option II, English majors. Students electing English as a second major should consult with the head of the department of Literature and Languages. Recommendations in course selection will be based on the specific uses the student will make of the second major (e.g., in preparation for graduate study in literature or language or in preparation for the GRE, MCAT, or other professional school entrance examinations).

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