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English/Writing Program

Connect with the world through inventive and concise writing.

The English and Writing major introduces students to historical, traditional and innovative aspects of literature in English while honing critical reading and writing skills.

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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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Campus and Community Service

In addition to providing majors and minors, the English/Writing Department at EOU provides a number of services to the EOU campus community. English faculty teach composition courses (WR 115, WR 121, WR 122, WR 123), participate on First-Year Experience Committees, oversee the University Writing Requirement, and are involved in Writing Across the Curriculum initiatives.

American Language and Culture Program

Ars Poetica: creative writing lecture series and student workshops

basalt: EOU’s literary magazine

Eastern Promise Language Arts PLC supporting secondary teachers delivering college content

First-Year Experience and Integrated Studies Program

Oregon East: EOU’s student-funded, student-run literature and art magazine

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Lambda Phi Chapter

Student Writers’ Workshop conference for writers in grades 3-12 the second Saturday in March

The Voice: EOU’s student newspaper

Writing Center


State and National Networking

Academy of American Poets

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA)

Modern Language Association

Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

National Writing Project (NWP)

Oregon Council for the Humanities (OCH)

Oregon Council of Teachers of English (OCTE)

Oregon Writing and English Advisory Committee

Phi Kappa Phi

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English/Writing Program at EOU

 


Student Writers’ Workshop Student Writers' Workshop

The English/Writing program hosts the Student Writers’ Workshop for young writers in grades 3-12 on the second Saturday of every March on the Eastern Oregon University campus in La Grande. The next date is March 10, 2018.

Students from across Eastern Oregon, along with teachers, parents, and chaperones, participate in an opening session, write in concurrent sessions with topics such as journalism and poetry, eat lunch in the EOU cafeteria, and celebrate their writing in an open mic. All participants are invited to submit their writing to the workshop anthology. Teachers can earn 1 graduate quarter credit.

 

Schedule:

8:00-8:45 AM Registration, Loso Lobby

8:45-9:15 AM Opening Session, McKenzie Theatre

9:15-9:30 AM Morning Break

Grades 3-6 Grades 7-12
9:30 – 11:30 AM Morning Sessions 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Morning Sessions
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch in the EOU Cafeteria 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch in the EOU Cafeteria
12:30 – 2:30 PM Afternoon Sessions 1:00 – 2:15 PM Afternoon Session
2:30 -3:00 PM Revision and Evaluation 2:25 – 3:00 PM Revision and Evaluation

3:00 – 4:00 PM Open Mic

Registration$30 per student. Teachers, parents, and chaperones attend for free. Teachers are encouraged to bring groups of students. The registration fee includes regular sessions and lunch. Scholarships and group rates are available. Please indicate on the form or contact Nancy Knowles. Please make checks to EOU and mail them to: Nancy Knowles, English/Writing Program, Eastern Oregon University, 1 University Blvd., La Grande, OR 97850.


 

Permission: Registration assumes the OWP and event funders may use photos and writing of participants to document and promote the workshop. Teachers using permission forms for student groups should include the previous sentence on the forms. Thanks!

SWW Flyer 2018

Deadline: It is helpful to have registration complete by March 1 so that we know how many people will attend, but registration will be accepted after this date.

 

 

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Prepare for a career or graduate school in:

  • Education
  • Communications
  • Journalism

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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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