English Major in Writing / Bachelor of Arts
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The English Studies Department offers a concentrations in creative writing, professional writing, and general writing. English majors in the Writing program may not minor in Literature and Language. The following courses are designated capstone experiences: ENGL 38000 The ePortfolio Seminar and ENGL 46000 Senior Seminar in English Studies.
I. Core Courses (38)
A. Courses in Writing Theory and Practice
B. Choose one Language course from among the following:
Second-Semester Foreign Language courses include but are not limited to FLAN 10400 First-Year Spanish 2, FLAN 20400 Spanish for Heritage Speakers 2, FLAN 10800 First-Year Arabic 2, FLAN 11200 First-Year Chinese 2, FLAN 11400 First-Year Japanese 2, FLAN 11800 First-Year Polish 2, FLAN 12200 First-Year Russian 2, FLAN 12400 First-Year French 2, FLAN 12600 First-Year Italian 2, FLAN 12800 First-Year German 2, and so forth.
C. Literature Courses
1. Choose one American Literature OR one British Literature survey
2. Choose one Non-Western OR one Multicultural Literature
II. Recommended Writing Electives (6)
Depending on their concentration (Creative Writing, Professional Writing, or General Writing), students choose, in consultation with an advisor, appropriate courses from one of the concentrations listed below.
A. Creative Writing
B. Professional Writing
C. General Writing
D. Other Electives
Elective courses taken outside the English Studies Department must have the approval of the Writing Program Director.
In consultation with their advisors in the English Studies Department, majors must submit for review an ePortfolio of writing. The ePortfolio represents assignments and projects completed in courses. Students should register for ENGL 38000 ePortfolio Seminar during the final semester before graduation; i.e., the semester in which they plan to graduate. Further information can be obtained from the advisor and department chair.
IV. Advanced Writing Requirement
The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of:
V. Internship Opportunity
Students in the Writing Concentration are strongly encouraged to enroll in an Internship during their final year of study. Further information can be obtained from the Advisor or Department Chair.