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Bachelor of Arts in English, Writing Track

The Bachelor of Arts in English with a writing concentration is designed for those students who wish to combine their love of reading with a close study of the elements of writing in preparation for a future in which writing will play a central role.

Bachelor of Arts in English Certification 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication See approved list; may be met by other requirement
0-3
    Technology See approved list; may be met by other requirement 0-3
    Intensive Writing Met in major with ENGL 300 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved list; could be met in major

0-3

Historical Perspectives See approved list; could be met in major

0-3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; 

6

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators; could be partially met in major

3-6

  3 hours met in major  
Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two
different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth

(3-8)

Subtotal   32-44
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas
 
Requirements in Major    
The English Core:  

18

ENGL 203 Major British Authors 3
 
ENGL 208 Survey of World Literature

3

 
ENGL 211 Survey of American Literature

3

 
ENGL 291 Introduction to the English Major

3

     
ENGL 300 Approaches to Literature

3

 
ENGL 305 Shakespeare

3

 
ENGL 491 Departmental Seminar

0

 
   The Elements of Writing: Rhetoric, Language, and Audience.  Select from:

9

WRIT 300 Rhetorical Theory

3

 
WRIT 350 Introduction to Composition Theory and Pedagogy

3

 
WRIT 351 Advanced Non-Fiction Writing Workshop

3

 
WRIT 465 Preparation of Oral and Written Reports

3

 
WRIT 500 The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writers

3

 
WRIT 501 Writing for New Media

3

 
WRIT 502 Cyber Rhetoric

3

     
WRIT 510 Topics in Writing and Rhetoric

3

 
ENGL 530 Grammar in Theory and Practice

3

 
ENGL 507 History and Development of Modern English

3

 
IMCO 105 Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communication

3

 
MCOM 302 International Communication

3

 
Select one of the following options:

12

Creative Writing  

9-12

Select at least two from    
WRIT 307 Fiction Writing

3

 
WRIT 316 Poetry Writing

3

     
    WRIT 351  Adv Non-Fiction Writ Workshop 3
 
WRIT 367 Editing for Professionals

3

     
WRIT 507 Short Story Writing

3

 
    WRIT 510 Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (on an appropriate topic) 3
     
WRIT 516 Poetry Writing II

3

 
WRIT 530 Script Writing

3

 
No more than two from    
ENGE 519 Adolescent Literature  
     
ENGL 317 The Short Story

3

 
ENGL 325 Dramatic Literature

3

 
    ENGL 328 Healing Arts in Medicine 3
     
ENGL 501 Modern British Poetry

3

 
ENGL 504 Modern American Poetry

3

 
CSCI 101 and 3 from 101 A, B, C or P Introduction to Computers and Information Processing and labs

3

 
OR, if focused on an appropriate topic (The same course cannot be used for both the Elements area or this area.)  
ENGL 310 Special Types of Literature

3

 
ENGL 311 Special Types of Literature

3

 
ENGL 320 Recurrent Themes in Literature

3

 
ENGL 321 Recurrent Themes in Literature

3

 
ENGL/WRIT  431, 432, 433 Academic Internship in English/Writing

0-3

Writing for Business and Technology (The same course cannot be used for both the Elements area or this area.)

9-12

   Select from the following:    
    WRIT 300 Rhetorical Theory 3
     
WRIT 366 Technical Communication

3

 
    WRIT 367 Editing for Professionals 3
     
    WRIT 465 Preparation of Oral and Written Reports 3
     
    WRIT 501 Writing for New Media  
     
    WRIT 502      Cyber Rhetoric  3
     
    WRIT 510  Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (on an appropriate topic) 3
     
WRIT 566 Writing for Science and Technology

3

 
No more than 6 hours from:    
VCOM 261 Introduction to Computer Imaging

3

 
VCOM 354 Basic Design Applications

3

 
ARTS 305 Introduction to Photography

3

 
ARTS 311 Photo Communication

3

 
BADM 180 Business Issues & Careers

3

 
BADM 411 Information Technology in Business Administration

3

 
CSCI 101 and 3 labs Introduction to Computers and Information Processing and labs

3

     
   MCOM 226 Multimedia Storytelling & Prod  3
     
MCOM 241 Media Writing

3

 
   MCOM 260 Writing for Interactive Media  3
     
   MCOM 302 International Communication  3
     
MCOM 340 Publication Production

3

 
MCOM 370 Public Relations Principles

3

 
 
MGMT 355 Business Communication

3

 
MKTG 380 Principles of Marketing

3

 
ENGL/WRIT 431, 432, 433 Academic Internship in English/Writing

0-3

Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8

Minor  

15-24

General Electives  

5-31

Total  

120

Students majoring in English with a writing concentration may not minor in Writing.

†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of ENGL courses in residence at Winthrop University. No more than three hours of Academic Education Internship can count toward the major in English.

 

Not more than 36 hours in any one subject designator may be applied toward the major for a BA degree.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

Find out more on the Department of English website.

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