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 3225||Introduction to Linguistics|
|INGL 3227||Phonetics of English|
|INGL 3231||English Expository Writing|
|INGL 3321||English Literature to 1798|
|INGL 3322||English Literature from 1798 to Modern Period|
|INGL 3351||American Literature to 1860|
|INGL 3352||American Literature from 1860 to the Early Modern|
Linguistic Track Courses (not all courses listed):
|INGL 4206||The Structure of English|
|INGL 4208||History of the English Language|
|INGL 4028||Research and Writing in Linguistics|
Literature Track Courses (not all courses listed):
|INGL 3326||Minority Literature in the U.S.|
|INGL 3305||Modern American Literature|
|INGL 3306||Modern British Literature|
|INGL 3318||Literature of the English Speaking Caribbean|
|INGL 3323||Modern Drama in English Since 1890|
|INGL 3325||Modern Poetry|
Advanced Undergraduate Courses:
|INGL 5010||Perspectives on TESL|
|INGL 5009||Contrastive Grammar|
|INGL 5015||English and American Literary Criticism|
|INGL 5025||Current Approaches in Linguistic Theory|