Bachelor of Arts in English/Writing Concentration
Adding a Writing Concentration allows students to focus on their written communicative skills. Courses included in this concentration allow students to study various genres of writing while learning the practical application of each genre. Technical and Business Writing courses allow students to explore brevity and marketability while also gaining practical skills such as writing an effective resume and cover letter or learning to write for pamphlets and websites. Students are also encouraged to delve into their own creative writing pieces through Poetry, Prose, and Creative Non-Fiction courses. These courses allow students to practice different genres in the creative writing field and learn how to construct a portfolio of creative work or develop a longer manuscript.
- Choose 1 from: EN 202 Major British Authors I or EN 203 Major British Authors II
- Choose 1 from: EN 204 Major American Authors I or EN 205 Major American Authors II
- Choose 1 from: EN 230 Creative Writing or EN 326 Advanced Composition, Creative Nonfiction
- Choose 1 from: EN 305 Introduction to the British Novel or EN 416 Studies in Modern Poetry
- Choose 1 from: EN 310 Contemporary Literature of the Non-Western World or EN 311 Studies in African-American Literature
- Choose 1 from: EN 331 Studies in Contemporary Drama or EN 418 Studies in Modern Fiction
- Must take 6 semester hours from the same Foreign Language. (French, German, Spanish, Other Language)
- 18 semester hours from: EN 215 Business Communication, EN 230 Creative Writing (may be repeated up to 9 semester hours), EN 231 Technical and Professional Writing, EN 299A (only when listed as Screenwriting), EN 326 Advanced Composition, Creative Nonfiction, or TH 308 Playwriting
- *After all General Education and Major course requirements have been met; students will need additional elective courses to meet the 123 hour minimum for graduation.