The Department of English provides courses of instruction to satisfy the university’s requirements in English for all students. In addition, students have the opportunity to take English courses to meet their particular needs in conversation, public speaking, composition, creative writing and technical writing.
For those students who wish to major in English, the department offers two track programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Students may major in either Literature or Linguistics, and may plan their studies to take courses in both areas.

Admission to Undergraduate Program:
Candidates for admission at the UPR-Mayagüez must file an application for admission at the Admissions Office. Applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent from an educational institution duly accredited by the Department of Education of Puerto Rico and an IGS of at least 2.50.

      Prospective applicants must take the University Evaluation and Admission Test administered by College Entrance Examination Board in Spanish or SAT.

Core Courses (21 credits):

INGL 3225Introduction to Linguistics
INGL 3227Phonetics of English
INGL 3231English Expository Writing
INGL 3321English Literature to 1798
INGL 3322English Literature from 1798 to Modern Period
INGL 3351American Literature to 1860
INGL 3352American Literature from 1860 to the Early Modern

Linguistic Track Courses (not all courses listed):

INGL 4206The Structure of English
INGL 4075Psycholinguistics
INGL 4208History of the English Language
INGL 4026Sociolinguistics
INGL 4028Research and Writing in Linguistics

Literature Track Courses (not all courses listed):

INGL 3326Minority Literature in the U.S.
INGL 4025Shakespeare
INGL 3305Modern American Literature
INGL 3306Modern British Literature
INGL 3318Literature of the English Speaking Caribbean
INGL 3323Modern Drama in English Since 1890
INGL 3325Modern Poetry

Writing Courses:

INGL 3236Technical Communication
INGL 3238Creative Writing
INGL 3268Writing for the Media

Advanced Undergraduate Courses:

INGL 5010Perspectives on TESL
INGL 5009Contrastive Grammar
INGL 5015English and American Literary Criticism
INGL 5025Current Approaches in Linguistic Theory

Other Courses:

INGL 3250Public Speaking
INGL 3300Studies in Literature and Language
INGL 3345Topics in Cinema

See also:

Undergraduate Course Offerings

Linguistics Track

Literature Track

Teacher Certification

Film Certificate

Community Service

Undergraduate Documents