Nov 21, 2017
Jason McEntee, Department Head
Department of English
Pugsley Hall 301, Box 2218
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The English Major - Writing Specialization requires 45 hours of literature, linguistics and writing courses. Students receive a well-rounded background in literature, but with more intensive work in Creative and/or Professional writing. This program serves students seeking careers in creative or professional writing.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Develop and enhance students’ abilities to communicate in written English while encouraging students to view themselves as engaged, creative and relevant producers of knowledge;
- Develop students’ literary background as one part of a humanities background which fosters intellectual skills, humanistic understanding, cross-cultural literacy, and aesthetic appreciation;
- Develop students’ ability to think analytically, speculatively, and imaginatively in ways that are applicable across the disciplines; and
- Enhance students’ ability to employ instructional technology in their writing, learning and research in innovative and creative ways.
To count toward the Major, courses must be passed with a minimum grade of “C.” Topics courses may only fulfill the specific requirements when approved by the department. All sections of English 210 count as a major elective.
Course Delivery Format
The department offers coursework on campus, online, and at attendance centers around the state.
Requirements for English Major - Writing Specialization: 120 Credits
Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences
System General Education Requirements
College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
Bachelor of Arts Requirements: 9+
- Modern Foreign Language Including the 202-Level Credits: 6+
- A&S 111 - Introduction to Global Citizenship and Diversity Credits: 3
- One declared minor outside of the major prefix OR a second major OR a teaching specialization. The minor may be a traditional minor within one department or it may be interdisciplinary involving more than one department. The minor can be in a different college. The minor must be declared no later than the student’s third semester of enrollment.
- Capstone course in the major discipline
- Upper division coursework Credits: 33
System General Education and/or major coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements. Consult program advisor for details. See the College of Arts & Sciences for additional information about Bachelor of Arts specifications.
100-200 Level Course
Select one 100-200 level course. Credits: 3
300-400 Level Literature Courses
Select one 300-400 level literature course. Credits: 3
Select five writing courses. Credits: 15
Select one linguistics course. Credits: 3
Select two courses in literary history. Credits: 6
- Credits:1-12 highly recommended
- See other departments’ courses for additional content-based writing electives.
Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.
Total Required Credits: 120