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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 # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisites(s)
ENGL 136 Themes [AEH] 4 College level reading and writing skills
WR 121 Academic Composition [GTW] 4 WR 115 or placement into WR 121

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 48- 50 credits
Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
ENGL 201 Shakespeare [AEH,UWR] T 4 WR 121
ENGL 316 Approaches to Grammar [AEH,UWR] T 4 At least JR standing

 

Choose one of the following courses:

WR 222 Intro to Rhetoric [AEH,UWR] 4 WR 121
WR 281 Writing in the Community [AEH,UWR] T 4 WR 121

 

Choose one of the following courses:

WR 220 Methods of Tutoring [UWR] 4 WR 121
WR 230 News Writing [UWR] T 4 WR 121 or equivalent

 

Choose two of the following courses:

WR 241 Intro to Fiction Writing [APC] 3 Sophomore(SO) standing
WR 242 Intro to Poetry Writing [APC] 3 Sophomore(SO) standing
WR 243 Screenwriting Fundamentals [APC] 3 Sophomore(SO) standing
WR 248 Intro Writing in Genres [APC] 3 Sophomore(SO) standing

 

Choose two of the following courses:

ENGL 371 British Lit Before 1800 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 372 British Lit After 1800 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 381 American Lit Before 1865 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 382 American Lit After 1865 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course

 

Choose one of the following courses:

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

 

Choose one of the following courses:

WR 341 Intermediate Fiction [available in odd years] 4 WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & JR standing
WR 342 Intermediate Poetry [available in even years] 4 WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & JR standing
WR 348 Intermediate Writing in the Genres 4 WR 248 & JR or SR standing

 

Choose one of the following courses:

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

 

Choose one of the following courses:

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

 

Choose one of the following courses:

ENGL 436 Literary/Film Themes [UWR] 4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & JR Standing
ENGL 436 is variable credit, a total of 4 credits is required
WR 436 Themes Writing/Rhetoric 3 WR 222 and JR standing
WR 440 Advanced Writing Workshop 4 WR 341 or 342 & JR standing

 

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

Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisites(s)
ENGL 209 Practicum 1-5 WR 121
WR 209 Practicum 1-5 WR 121 & ENGL 100-Level
WR 329 Grant Writing 1-3 WR 121 & SO standing
ENGL 409 Practicum 1-5 JR Standing
WR 409 Practicum 1-5 Consent 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 # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
ENGL 201 Shakespeare [AEH,UWR] T 4 WR 121
ENGL 207 Applied Film Criticism 3 ENGL 195 or 199, & college reading/writing
ENGL 209 Practicum 1-5 WR 121
ENGL 210 Special Topics 1-6 WR 121
ENGL 310 Selected Topics 1-6 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Jr standing
ENGL 315 Intro Applied Linguistics [AEH,UWR] 4 At least JR standing
ENGL 316 Approaches to Grammar [AEH,UWR] T 4 At least JR standing
ENGL 322 Historical Lit/Film [UWR] 4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Jr Standing
ENGL 339 Lit/Cinematic Genres [AEH,UWR] 2-4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Jr Standing
ENGL 371 British Lit Before 1800 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 372 British Lit After 1800 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 381 American Lit Before 1865 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 382 American Lit After 1865 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 390 Multicultural Lit/Film 2-4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & JR Standing
ENGL 395 Gender in Lit/Film [AEH,DPD,UWR] 2-4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & JR Standing
ENGL 401 Research 1-5 JR or SR standing
ENGL 405 Reading & Conference 1-15 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & Jr Standing
ENGL 406 Publication/Presentation 1 JR or SR standing
ENGL 409 Practicum 1-5 JR standing
ENGL 410 Selected Topics 1-6 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 436 Literary/Film Themes [UWR] 2-4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & JR Standing
ENGL 446 Critical Theory 4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & JR Standing
ENGL 448 Major Authors/Auteurs [UWR] 2-5 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 470 Teaching English Studies 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 472 Problems in English Teaching 2-5 Admission to Teacher Education, ENGL 470
WR 209 Practicum 1-5 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
WR 210 Special Topics 1-6
WR 220 Methods of Tutoring [UWR] 4 WR 121
WR 222 Intro to Rhetoric [AEH,UWR] 4 WR 121
WR 230 News Writing [UWR] T 4 WR 121 or equivalent
WR 241 Intro to Fiction Writing [APC] 3 SO standing
WR 242 Intro to Poetry Writing [APC] 3 SO standing
WR 243 Screenwriting Fundamentals [APC] 3 SO standing
WR 248 Intro Writing in Genres [APC] 3 SO standing
WR 281 Writing in the Community [AEH,UWR] 4 WR 121
WR 310 Selected Topics in Writing 1-6
WR 320 Professional Writing [UWR] 3 WR 121 & JR standing
WR 322 Interdisciplinary Rhetoric 3 WR 222
WR 329 Grant Writing 1-3 WR 121 or equivalent & SO standing
WR 330 Digital Rhetoric [UWR] 3 JR or SR standing
WR 341 Intermediate Fiction [available in odd years] 4 WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & JR standing
WR 342 Intermediate Poetry [available in even years] 4 WR 241, 242, 243 or 248 & JR standing
WR 348 Intermediate Writing in the Genres 4 WR 248 & JR or SR standing
WR 351 Professional Editing & Publishing [available in even years] 4 At least JR standing
WR 360 Lit Discrimination and Power [DPD,UWR] 3 At least SO standing
WR 393 Rhetoric or Public Culture [AEH,UWR] 3 WR 121 and SO standing
WR 401 Research 1-5
WR 407 Seminar 1-15
WR 409 Practicum 1-5
WR 410 Special Topics 1-6
WR 421 Advanced Methods of Tutoring Writing 3 WR 220, two terms of tutoring
WR 436 Themes Writing/Rhetoric 3 WR 222 and JR standing
WR 440 Advanced Writing Workshop 4 WR 341 or 342 & JR standing
WR 452 Projects in Writing 1-4 At least JR standing
WR 493 Writing Theory 3 WR 121, one lit course & JR or SR standing

 

CAPSTONE SEQUENCE: 4 – 5 credits
Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
WR 402 Capstone I 1
WR 403 Capstone II 3 WR 402
WR 406 Presentation/Publication (Optional) 1 JR or SR 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 # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
ENGL 316 Approaches to Grammar [AEH,UWR] T 4 At least JR standing
ED 242 Education Concepts 3

 

Highly Recommended

Preparation for secondary teaching-classroom practice and national testing

ENGL 201 Shakespeare [AEH,UWR] T 4 WR 121
ENGL 371 British Lit Before 1800 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 372 British Lit After 1800 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 381 American Lit Before 1865 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 382 American Lit After 1865 [UWR] T 4 WR 121 & a 100-Level ENGL Course
ENGL 390 Multicultural Lit/Film 4 WR 121, ENGL 100-Level & JR Standing
ENGL 390 is variable credit, a total of 4 credits is required
WR 220 Methods of Tutoring [UWR] 4 WR 121
WR 230 News Writing [UWR] T 4 WR 121 or equivalent
WR 360 Literacy, Discrimination & Power [DPD,UWR] T 3 At least SO standing

Complete one of the following courses:

WR 341 Intermediate Fiction 4 WR 241, 242, 243, or 248 & JR standing
WR 342 Intermediate Poetry 4 WR 241, 242, 243, or 248 & JR standing
WR 348 Intermediate Writing in the Genres 4 WR 248 & JR or SR standing
WR 351 Professional Editing & Publishing [available in even years] 4 At least JR 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)