Great Texts Major & Minor Requirements

Requirements for a Major in Great Texts of the Western Tradition

I. All specific and group requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree

II. Thirty semester hours including the following:

A. Great Texts Core (21 semester hours):
1. GTX 2301: Intellectual Tradition of the Ancient World
2. GTX 2302: Medieval Intellectual Tradition
3. GTX 3320: Middle Ages
4. GTX 3321: Early Modern Age
5. GTX 4320: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
6. GTX 4321: Twentieth Century
7. GTX 4343: Great Texts Capstone Course

B. Great Texts Concentration: Complete One Sequence
1. Sequence I (9 semester hours). Nine additional semester hours of GTX with at least six hours from the 3000-4000 level. Students may fulfill their elective requirements through the following GTX courses: GTX 1301, GTX 3330, GTX 3331, GTX 3340, GTX 3341, GTX 3343, GTX 3350, GTX 3351, GTX 4330, GTX 4331, GTX 4340, GTX 4341, GTX 4351, GTX 4371, GTX 4v99
2. Sequence II: Pre-Law Concentration (9 semester hours)
a. GTX 3350: Great Texts in Leadership
b. GTX 4351: Confession and Autobiography
c. Three hours of any level GTX electives. Students may also ffulfill their three-hour elective requirement through the following courses: ENG 4309, HIS 4375, HIS 4395, HIS 4396, PHI 3301, PHI 4318, PSC 3353, PSC 3363, PSC 3373, PSC 4383, REL 4393, REL 4395.
3. Sequence III: Pre-Medicine Concentration (9 semester hours)
a. GTX 3343: Great Texts in the Origins of Science
b. GTX 4341: Great Texts in Modern Science
c. Three hours of any level GTX electives. Students may also fulfill their three-hour elective requirement through the following courses: HIS 4300, MH 4300, MH 4325, MH 4363, MH 4395, PHI 4300, PHI 4325, PHI 4363, REL 4395.

Students in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) Program who complete the BIC requirements through the second-year can receive credit for GTX 2301 and GTX 2302 toward the major or minor.

Requirements for a Secondary Major in Great Texts
Thirty semester hours including the following:
A. Six semester hours:
1. GTX 2301: Intellectual Tradition of the Ancient World
2. GTX 2302: Medieval Intellectual Tradition
B. Fifteen semester hours including:
1. GTX 3320: Middle Ages
2. GTX 3321: Early Modern Age
3. GTX 4320: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
4. GTX 4321: Twentieth Century
5. GTX 4343: Great Texts Capstone Course
C. Nine additional semester hours of GTX, at least six of which are at the 3000-4000 level. Students may fulfill their elective requirements through the following GTX courses: GTX 1301, GTX 3330, GTX 3331, GTX 3340, GTX 3341, GTX 3343, GTX 3350, GTX 3351, GTX 4330, GTX 4331, GTX 4340, GTX 4341, GTX 4351, GTX 4371, GTX 4v99

Requirements for a Minor in Great Texts of the Western Tradition
Eighteen semester hours including the following:
A. At least one course from GTX 2301 or 2302
B. At least twelve semester hours of GTX at the 3000-4000 level.

Great Texts Elective Courses
GTX 1301: Introduction to Great Texts
GTX 3330: Great Texts by Women
GTX 3331: Great Texts of Christian Spirituality
GTX 3340: Master Works in Art
GTX 3341: Master Works in Drama
GTX 3343: Great Texts in the Origins of Science
GTX 3350: Great Texts in Leadership
GTX 3351: Great Texts in Business
GTX 4330: Dante and the Italian Renaissance
GTX 4331: Augustine and Aquinas
GTX 4340: Master Works in Music
GTX 4341: Great Works in Modern Science
GTX 4351: Confessions & Autobiography
GTX 4371: Epic and Romance in the High Middle Ages
GTX 4V99: Special Topics in Great Texts