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English/Writing Major

English/Writing Major

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DEGREE PROGRAM CHECK SHEET

Complete all Institutional Graduation Requirements (Including University Writing Requirement, Diversity Requirement, General Education Requirement, etc.) as provided at http://www.eou.edu/registrar.

Program Requirements: English/Writing is a minimum 60 credit hour degree, including a minimum of 30 upper-division credits and not counting prerequisites. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towards the major, but a cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for completion of the major.

Students may combine an Interdisciplinary Writing and Rhetoric minor with a major or second minor in English/Writing. Should students combine two English/Writing minors, no more than one required course can count toward both minors.

Many of the ENGL/WR courses have student standing requirements. The student standings listed below are: freshman(FR), sophomore(SO), junior(JR) and senior(SR).


PREREQUISITES REQUIRED FOR STARTING THE PROGRAM: 8 credits
Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 136Themes [AEH]4College level reading and writing skills
WR 121Academic Composition [GTW]4WR 115 or placement into WR 121

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 48- 50 credits
Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 201Shakespeare [AEH,UWR] T4WR 121
ENGL 316Approaches to Grammar [AEH,UWR] T4At least Junior standing

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 222Intro to Rhetoric [AEH,UWR]4WR 121
WR 281Writing in the Community [AEH,UWR] T4WR 121

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 220Methods of Tutoring [UWR]4WR 121
WR 230News Writing [UWR] T4WR 121 or equivalent

Choose two of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 241Intro to Fiction Writing [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 242Intro to Poetry Writing [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 243Screenwriting Fundamentals [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 248Intro Writing in Genres [APC]3Sophomore standing

Choose two of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 371 British Lit Before 1800 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 372 British Lit After 1800 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 381 American Lit Before 1865 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 382 American Lit After 1865 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 320Professional Writing [UWR]3WR 121 & Junior standing
WR 351Professional Editing & Publishing [available in even years]4At least Junior standing

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 341Intermediate Fiction [available in odd years]4WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & Junior standing
WR 342Intermediate Poetry [available in even years]4WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & Junior standing
WR 348Intermediate Writing in the Genres4WR 248 & Junior or Senior standing

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 360Lit Discrimination and Power [DPD,UWR]3At least Sophomore standing
WR 393Rhetoric or Public Culture [AEH,UWR]3WR 121 and Sophomore standing

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 390Multicultural Lit/Film
ENGL 390 is variable credit, a total of 4 credits is required
4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 395Gender in Lit/Film [AEH,DPD,UWR]
ENGL 395 is variable credit, a total of 4 credits is required
4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 436Literary/Film Themes [UWR]
ENGL 436 is variable credit, a total of 4 credits is required
4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
WR 436Themes Writing/Rhetoric3WR 222 and Junior standing
WR 440Advanced Writing Workshop4WR 341 or 342 & Junior standing

Choose one of the following courses for at least 1 credit (additional credit can be applied to elective category):

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 209Practicum1 to 5WR 121
WR 209Practicum1 to 5WR 121 & ENGL 100-Level
WR 329Grant Writing1 to 3WR 121 & Sophomore standing
ENGL 409Practicum1 to 5Junior Standing
WR 409Practicum1 to 5Consent of Instructor

ELECTIVES: 5 – 8 credit hours @200 level+ (to reach the 60-credit required minimum for the degree)

Complete elective credits to reach 60 credits for the degree. Most students will need 5-8 elective credit hours. The credits can be any 200, 300 or 400 level ENGL or WR courses not already used in the degree. The list of courses are below:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 201Shakespeare [AEH,UWR] T4WR 121
ENGL 207Applied Film Criticism3ENGL 195 or 199, & college reading/writing
ENGL 209Practicum1to 5WR 121
ENGL 210Special Topics1 to 6WR 121
ENGL 310Selected Topics1 to 6WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 315Intro Applied Linguistics [AEH,UWR]4At least Junior standing
ENGL 316Approaches to Grammar [AEH,UWR] T4At least Junior standing
ENGL 322Historical Lit/Film [UWR]4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 339Lit/Cinematic Genres [AEH,UWR]2 to 4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 371 British Lit Before 1800 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 372 British Lit After 1800 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 381 American Lit Before 1865 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 382 American Lit After 1865 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 390Multicultural Lit/Film2 to 4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 395Gender in Lit/Film [AEH,DPD,UWR]2 to 4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 401Research1 to 5JR or SR standing
ENGL 405Reading & Conference1 to 15WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 406Publication/Presentation1JR or SR standing
ENGL 409Practicum1 to 5Junior standing
ENGL 410Selected Topics1 to 6WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 436Literary/Film Themes [UWR]2 to 4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 446Critical Theory4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
ENGL 448Major Authors/Auteurs [UWR]2 to 5WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 470Teaching English Studies4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 472Problems in English Teaching2 to 5Admission to Teacher Education, ENGL 470
WR 209Practicum1 to 5WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
WR 210Special Topics1 to 6
WR 220Methods of Tutoring [UWR]4WR 121
WR 222Intro to Rhetoric [AEH,UWR]4WR 121
WR 230News Writing [UWR] T4WR 121 or equivalent
WR 241Intro to Fiction Writing [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 242Intro to Poetry Writing [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 243Screenwriting Fundamentals [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 248Intro Writing in Genres [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 281Writing in the Community [AEH,UWR]4WR 121
WR 310Selected Topics in Writing1 to 6
WR 320Professional Writing [UWR]3WR 121 & Junior standing
WR 322Interdisciplinary Rhetoric3WR 222
WR 329Grant Writing1 to 3WR 121 or equivalent & Sophomore standing
WR 330Digital Rhetoric [UWR]3Junior or Senior standing
WR 341Intermediate Fiction [available in odd years]4WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & Junior standing
WR 342Intermediate Poetry [available in even years]4WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & Junior standing
WR 348Intermediate Writing in the Genres4WR 248 & Junior or Senior standing
WR 351Professional Editing & Publishing [available in even years]4At least Junior standing
WR 360Lit Discrimination and Power [DPD,UWR]3At least Sophomore standing
WR 393Rhetoric or Public Culture [AEH,UWR]3WR 121 and Sophomore standing
WR 401Research1 to 5
WR 407Seminar1 to 15
WR 409Practicum1 to 5
WR 410Special Topics1 to 6
WR 421Advanced Methods of Tutoring Writing3WR 220, two terms of tutoring
WR 436Themes Writing/Rhetoric3WR 222 and Junior standing
WR 440Advanced Writing Workshop4WR 341 or 342 & Junior standing
WR 452Projects in Writing1 to 4At least Junior standing
WR 493Writing Theory3WR 121, one lit course & Junior or Senior standing

CAPSTONE SEQUENCE: 4 – 5 credits
Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 402Capstone I1
WR 403 Capstone II3WR 402
WR 406 Presentation/Publication (Optional)1Junior or Senior standing

Total credits required for major: 60

Students preparing for teaching or graduate work are recommended to complete a B.A. in English/Writing.

Secondary Teaching Option:

Required Preparation Courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ENGL 316Approaches to Grammar [AEH,UWR] T4At least Junior standing
ED 242Education Concepts3

Highly Recommended

Preparation for secondary teaching-classroom practice and national testing

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 201Shakespeare [AEH,UWR] T4WR 121
ENGL 371British Lit Before 1800 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 372British Lit After 1800 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 381 American Lit Before 1865 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 382American Lit After 1865 [UWR] T4WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 390Multicultural Lit/Film
ENGL 390 is variable credit, a total of 4 credits is required
4WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Junior Standing
WR 220Methods of Tutoring [UWR]4WR 121
WR 230News Writing [UWR] T4WR 121 or equivalent
WR 360Literacy, Discrimination & Power [DPD,UWR] T3At least Sophomore standing

 Complete one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 341Intermediate Fiction4WR 241, 242, 243, or 248 & Junior standing
WR 342Intermediate Poetry4WR 241, 242, 243, or 248 & Junior standing
WR 348Intermediate Writing in the Genres4WR 248 & Junior or Senior standing
WR 351Professional Editing & Publishing [available in even years]4At least Junior standing

**Note**
14 credit hours may be completed within the English/Writing Core.
Courses labeled with “T” are recommended for future secondary teachers.
Students interested in Secondary English teaching should work closely with the secondary teaching adviser Prof. Knowles.

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Last EPCC update February 2020

Previous EPCC checksheet (February 2018 update) this checksheet is for spring 2020 and prior (the 2019-20 academic year)