May 06, 2021  
2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Literature and Languages


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English

Administered by the Department of Literature and Languages within the College of Arts and Sciences.

The goals of the English program include the following: first, to help students develop their ability to read and write critically; second, to provide them with a knowledge about the major periods, movements, and genres in British and American literature; third, to enhance their awareness of the cultural contexts of literary texts. Students pursuing an English major or minor will receive training in analytical and imaginative reading, in the analysis of literary and non-literary works and in the professional skills involved in writing, rhetoric, and the analysis of all types of written language. Courses at all levels will give serious attention to the literary voices traditionally excluded from or marginalized within the British and American literary canon.

Spanish

Administered by the Department of Literature and Languages within the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Spanish major provides students with an opportunity to obtain the ability to communicate in Spanish and an understanding of the literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Because it shares the Hispanic heritage of Texas and lies in close proximity to Latin American countries, U. T. Permian Basin offers the student of Spanish unique learning and cultural experiences as well as scores of career possibilities and opportunities. West Texas offers a living language and a cultural laboratory in which to study and work. The Spanish major can be elected by students wishing to pursue careers in business, education, science, social services, and translation.

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