The Great Texts program at the Houston Baptist University is for students who want to cross the boundaries of traditionally defined disciplines in the humanities. It’s for students who want flexibility both in course offerings and in career opportunities.
All Great Texts majors and minors will take three common courses: Classical Mythology, Shakespeare and Historical Methods. After that, the possibilities are many. You can select an optional concentration in Classical Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, or Modern & Contemporary Studies. Your advisor will work with you to recommend courses that meet your educational and professional goals.
You might be a Great Texts Major if…
- You don’t think it’s right to have to choose between studying The Federalist Papers and “The Lord of the Rings,” Herman Melville and the Wars of the Roses, an advanced Shakespeare class and a Classical Mythology course featuring Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” It’s not that you don’t have focus; you just see the connections between history, literature, politics and intellectual movements. You want to explore those connections.
- You love the Middle Ages, and your dream is to go to graduate school for a degree in Medieval Studies. You want to take English, history and politics courses that feature great works from your favorite era, and you want all those courses to count toward your degree. You want the breadth of a Great Texts program and the focused approach that comes with the optional concentration in Medieval & Renaissance Studies.
- You want to be the next contemporary culture guru. You hope to impact your world through your writing. But first, you need some context. You realize that you can take a Latin American politics class, an upper-level creative writing course, and learn a new language, all under the Great Texts major. You could even choose a concentration in Modern & Contemporary Studies.
- Your favorite Latin professor has convinced you to sign up for yet another upper-level translation course. Who knows? You might decide to pursue a graduate degree in Classical languages. It makes sense to take history and philosophy courses that would complement your coursework. You can do this with a Great Texts major with a concentration in Classical Studies.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Classical Mythology
- Great Texts in History
- Modern European Language
- Basic Grammar and Composition
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
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DisciplinesCreative Writing Literature View 1144 other Masters in Literature in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Show proof of sufficient English skills
- TOEFL, IELTS, SAT and/or ACT scores, OR
- Completion of two (2) classes of collegiate English taken in the United States
- Certificate of completion from Language Consultants International (ESL program)
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited institution of higher education whose instruction is conducted in English.
International32350 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32350 USD per year during 48 months.
National32350 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32350 USD per year during 48 months.
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