B.A. in English Studies / Writing Concentration (54-57 credits)

English Studies majors choose among four concentrations: Integrated Studies, Writing, Linguistics, and Literature. NOTE: All upper-division courses with the WR prefix that are not creative writing fulfill writing-intensive graduation requirements.


Major: (54-57 credits)


Requirements: English Studies Core (see below)

Required Courses:
LING  315   Structure of English
WR    300   Technical/Workplace

Choose one from:
LIT  204-205-206 Survey of British Literature
LIT  253-254 Survey of American Literature

Three upper-division Writing courses or approved upper division electives Credits

Five upper-division English Studies courses (WR, LIT, or LING)


Minor: (19-20 credits)

Required Courses:
WR  222      Writing for the Sciences
WR  230W   Introduction to Writing Studies 

Four upper-division English Studies courses (WR, LIT, or LING) but may also include TA 330 Script Writing OR TA 320 Dramaturgy

**Students planning a minor in literature, linguistics, writing, or integrated need to be aware of prerequisites for upper division courses.  Students with a major in one of these areas and a minor in another, need to plan with an advisor additional classes in the minor to replace courses taken in the common core.  Planning with an advisor is essential.

English Studies Core Courses

Before taking the Foundations courses, students should have the General Education writing requirement completed, and one lower-division Literature course before LIT 317 (LIT 201 or LIT 202 recommended)

ENG 498 Senior Capstone  [Not required for Language Arts Secondary Education majors]

LING 310 Introduction to Linguistics

LIT 317 Introduction to Literary Study I

WR 230 Introduction to Writing Studies


Learning Outcomes

4.  Demonstrate applications of varied writing styles, creative and professional genres, and rhetorical strategies and conventions.

5.  Demonstrate competency with invention, drafting, and revision processes as both writer and critic through activities such as workshops, peer reviews, and group projects.

6.  Demonstrate competency in creating text-appropriate sentences as well as in editing for syntactic and stylistic punctuation and conventions.




English Studies Department: Integrated, Linguistics, Literature, and Writing

Department Head: Dr. Lars Söderlund | 503-838-8325 | or e-mail: soderlundl@mail.wou.edu| Location: BELL 309