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English 316K Equivalents
To transfer as E 316K, a course must be an historically broad survey of American, British, or world literature covering a variety of works in at least two of the three principal literary genres (prose, poetry, & drama).
Such courses usually are sophomore level and must have freshman rhetoric & composition as a prerequisite. In a two-semester sequence both courses are potential E 316K equivalents, but when transferred together one is evaluated as 316K and the other generically as “E 3 SLIT” (Sophomore LITerature) to avoid credit duplication.
In the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) system, nine courses transfer automatically as E 316K:
Courses with the TCCN designations ENGL 2341, 2342, & 2343 in some cases transfer as E 316K, depending on a community college's local implementation, but course content varies statewide and is not always comparable to 316K.
Freshman English composition courses at other institutions (comparable to the TCCN designations ENGL 1301 & 1302) sometimes use literary readings as a basis for essay writing. Such courses typically emphasize writing instruction, are not general surveys of literature, and do not transfer as E 316K.
Most universities and community colleges require two semesters of freshman rhetoric & composition as prerequisite to sophomore level literature courses. UT Austin requires only one freshman composition course, RHE 306, as a prerequisite to E 316K.
When UT students who have completed RHE 306 attempt to enroll in E 316K-equivalent courses at other institutions (during the summer, for example) they may find they do not meet the prerequisite because they lack a second freshman composition course. Unfortunately, there is not much UT can do to help students in this situation; other institutions are entitled to enforce their own requirements, though some will waive the prerequisite when they understand the differences between UT's curriculum and their own. (It may help to print this page and provide it to another institution's academic advisor.)
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revised 17 September 2012
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