English/Writing Degree

English/Writing Degree

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in English/Writing, the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and the minors in English/Writing or Interdisciplinary Writing and Rhetoric provide coursework in literature, rhetoric, and creative writing, preparing students to be critical, creative thinkers and effective communicators

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Requirements for the English/Writing major are:

Prerequisites:

  • English 136: Themes
  • Writing 121: Expository Prose Writing

Common Core (34-35 hours)

Take all of the following:

  • English 201: Shakespeare
  • English 316: Approaches to Grammar
  • Take one (1) of the following courses:

  • Writing 220: Methods of Tutoring
  • Writing 230: Introduction to News Writing

Take one of the following courses:

  • Writing 222: Introduction to Rhetoric
  • Writing 281: Writing in the Community

Take two (2) of the following:

  • Writing 241: Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • Writing 242: Introduction to Poetry Writing
  • Writing 243: Screenwriting Fund
  • Writing 248: Introduction Writing in Genres

Take two (2) of the following:

  • English 371: British Literature Before 1800
  • English 372: British Literature After 1800
  • English 381: American Literature Before 1865
  • English 382: American Literature After 1865

Take one (1) of the following courses:

  • Writing 320: Professional Writing
  • Writing 351: Professional Editing and Publishing

Take one (1) of the following:

  • Writing 341: Intermediate Fiction
  • Writing 342: Intermediate Poetry
  • Writing 348: Intermediate Writing in the Genres

Take one (1) of the following courses:

  • Writing 360: Literacy, Discrimination, and Power
  • Writing 393: Rhetoric of Public Culture

Take one (1) of the following courses:

  • English 390: Multicultural Literature and Film
  • English 395: Gender in Literature and Film

Take one (1) of the following courses:

  • English 436: Themes
  • Writing 436: Themes
  • Writing 440: Advance Writing Workshop

Electives:

  • Choose a minimum of 11 credits at 200-level or above

Capstone:

  • Writing 402: Capstone I (Fall)
  • Writing 403: Capstone (Winter)
  • Writing 406: Publication/Presentation (Spring) (optional)

Secondary Teaching Option:

Required preparation:

  • English 316: Approaches to Grammar
  • Education 242: Education Concepts

Highly recommended preparation for secondary teaching preparation, practice and national testing:

  • English 201: Shakespeare
  • English 371: British Literature Before 1800
  • English 372: British Literature After 1800
  • English 381: American Literature Before 1865
  • English 382: American Literature After 1865
  • English 390: Multicultural Literature and Film
  • Writing 220: Methods of Tutoring
  • Journalism 230 Introduction to News Writing
  • Writing 360: Literacy, Discrimination, and Power

Take one (1) of the following courses:

  • Writing 341: Intermediate Fiction
  • Writing 342: Intermediate Poetry
  • Writing 348: Intermediate Writing in the Genres
  • Writing 351: Professional Editing and Publishing

NOTE: 14 credit hours may be completed within the English/Writing Core.
NOTE: Students interested in Secondary English teaching should work closely with the secondary English teaching adviser Professor. Knowles.

 

 

 

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