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.

Summary of credits for degree:
Arts and Sciences 56 credits
Departmental 54 credits
Recommended electives 12 credits
Free electives 12 credits
Total 134 credits


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 Period


Linguistic Track Courses:
(not all courses listed)
INGL 4206 The Structure of English
INGL 4075 Psycholinguistics
INGL 4208 History of the English Language
INGL 4026 Sociolinguistics
INGL 4028 Research and Writing in Linguistics


Literature Track Courses:
(not all courses listed)
INGL 3326 Minority Literature in the U.S.
INGL 4025 Shakespeare
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


Writing Courses:
INGL 3236 Technical Report Writing
INGL 3238 Creative Writing
INGL 3268 Writing for the Media


Advanced Undergraduate Courses:


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


Curriculum for English majors

Curriculum for teacher preparation

Accepted Electives in Dept of English Aug. 2014

Criterios traslado externo 2010-2011

Criterios traslado interno 2010-2011


See also:

Undergraduate Course Offerings

Linguistics Track

Literature Track

Teacher Certification

Film Certificate

Community Service

Undergraduate Documents