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.
WRITING TRACK MAJOR AND WRITING MINOR
Major: Foundations Courses (see below) plus Writing Concentration
LING 315 Structure of English
WR 300 Technical/Workplace
Five additional upper-division WR/ENG courses
Three additional upper-division WR courses or approved electives from across the curriculum
Pick one from:
LIT 204-205-206 Survey of British Literature
LIT 253-254 Survey of American Literature
Minor: (19-20 credits)
WR 222 Writing for the Sciences
WR 230W Introduction to Writing Studies
Four upper-division WR/ENG electives (may include TA 330 Script Writing OR TA 320 Dramaturgy)
**Students planning a minor in literature, linguistics or writing 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 Foundations 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
- Demonstrate applications of varied writing styles, creative and professional genres, and rhetorical strategies and conventions.
- Demonstrate competency with invention, drafting, and revision processes as both writer and critic through activities such as workshops, peer reviews, and group projects.
- Demonstrate competency in creating text-appropriate sentences as well as in editing for syntactic and stylistic punctuation and conventions.
|300-level options||400-level options|
|WR 300: Technical and Workplace||WR 400: Professional Writing in Global Contexts|
|WR 301: Integrating Writing and Design||WR 401: Writing Across Media|
|WR 302: Editing and Style for Writers||WR 402: Professional Editing|
|WR 303: Topics in Public and Professional Writing||WR 405: Professional Concerns|
|WR 406/606 Special Individual Studies|
|WR 409 Internship|
|WR 412 Writing Center Internship|
|WR 440/540 Writing Theory and Pedagogy|
|WR 360: Fiction||WR 460: Advanced Fiction|
|WR 361: Poetry||WR 461: Advanced Poetry|
|WR 363: Creative Nonfiction||WR 463: Advanced Creative Nonfiction|
|WR 364: Special Topics||WR 464: Writing for Publication|
|WR 399: Special Studies||WR 496/596 Special topics in Writing|
|WR 642 Writing Across the Curriculum|