Dec 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Literature, B.A.


Literature, B.A. Degree Map  

The undergraduate major in Literature leads to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Students in the major may select from a wide range of courses in American, British, European or World literature. Students who plan to teach English in secondary schools should select this major with a certification option. For information, contact the HSH Office of Advising. Students majoring in Literature are strongly encouraged to complete WRIT 1302 in partial fulfillment of the communications component area of UHCL’s core curriculum.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Choose WRIT 1301 and either WRIT 1302 or WRIT 2311. For Literature majors, WRIT 1302 is recommended.

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Creative Arts (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

U.S. History (6 hours)


Government/Political Science (6 hours)


Social Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Public Speaking (3 hours)


Component Area Options (3 hours)


Two 1-hour Life and Physical Science Labs are required co-requisites for the chosen science courses.

College Core Requirements (3 hours)


48 hours of upper-level credit must be “C” or better.

Core Requirements (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses (WRIT 3305 recommended):

Major Requirements (36 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.


2300-level British, American, or World courses


Choose TWO 2300 level courses (LITR 2321 and LITR 2326 recommended).

American Literature (1 of 2)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

American Literature (2 of 2)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

British Literature


Choose any TWO LITR 3300/4300 level courses in British Literature, including at least ONE from LITR 3361 , LITR 4312 , and/or LITR 4316 

World Literature


Choose ONE LITR 3300/4300 level course in World Literature. This course may not satisfy any other degree requirement.

Pre-1800 Literature


Choose ONE LITR 3300/4300 level course in Pre-1800 Literature. This course may not satisfy any other degree requirement.

Literature electives


Choose THREE 3300/4300 level Literature courses. All 3300/4300 level Literature courses may be used as electives, though no single course can be used for two requirements. Depending on content and design, some of the following LITR electives may be approved in advance by the program to fill other genre requirements. For further information, please contact the LITR program director prior to registering for courses.

Electives (33 hours)


Lower-level electives (12 hours) - any 1300/2300 level courses at UHCL that are not used to satisfy any other degree requirements. Upper-level electives (21 hours) may include any 3300/4300 level courses at UHCL that are not used to satisfy any other degree requirements.