Texas Tech University

Literature and Language Specialization

This specialization is the most general of the three specializations and includes both courses that analyze literature as well as courses that focus on creative writing, technical communication, film studies, and linguistics (the study of the language itself). Students study literary works from a wide variety of periods and genres. They learn to think critically and analytically about literature and about language itself. This concentration prepares students for many careers – including teaching, government service, and business – and for graduate and professional study in fields requiring extensive reading and writing such as law, medicine, and business.

Requirements for the English (Literature and Language) concentration are listed below for the 2016 catalog.

The courses are described in the undergraduate catalog: http://catalog.ttu.edu/index.php

You may also view an online concentration document for catalogs 2016 and prior.

A grade of C or better in all English courses is required.

You will be required to complete or have credit for English 1301, 1302, 2391, and one from the following list: 2305, 2306, 2307, 2308, 2371, and 2388. Majors in this specialization must also complete 15 hours at the 3000-level and 12 hours at the 4000-level. The courses you may choose from are listed below:

I. 3000-Level

A. Period Courses

  • One course must be Early: 3302, 3304, 3305, 3323, or 3335
  • One course must be American: 3323, 3324, or 3325
  • One course must be British: 3302, 3304, 3305, 3307, 3308, or 3309

*While ENGL 3302 is both Early and British, it can only be used once. It cannot be used to count in both categories.*

B. Two additional 3000-level courses


II. 4000-Level

Take FOUR of the following: 4300, 4301, 4311, 4312, 4313, 4314, 4315, 4342, 4371, or 4373