Writing Option

This option is designed for students wishing to specialize in the study of writing and rhetoric as preparation for graduate study, professional practice, or liberal education.

Freshman YearCredits
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
WRIT 205 - Intro to Writing Studies3
LIT 201 - Intro to Literary Studies3
University Core and Electives21
Year Total: 30
Sophomore and Junior YearCredits
WRIT 326 - Advanced Composition3
WRIT 328 - 3
WRIT 371 - Digital Rhetorics and Multimodal Writing3
ENGL 450 - Rhetoric and Composition3
Choose four of the following:12
WRIT 201 - College Writing II
WRIT 221 - Intermediate Tech Writing
WRIT 372 - Science Writing for Popular Non-Fiction
WRIT 373 - News and Pub Relations Writing
WRIT 428 -
WRIT 429 - Professional Writing
LING 210IH - Intro to Language/Linguistics
LING 238 - Structure and Function of Language
LING 301 - History of the English Language
LING 338 - Language and English Education
ENGL 339 - Teaching Writing in Secondary School
Choose four of the following:12
LIT 214D - Regional Lit
LIT 233 - Classical Foundations of Lit
LIT 240 - The Bible as Lit
LIT 285D - Mythologies
LIT 300 - Literary Criticism
LIT 308 - Multicultural Lit
LIT 310 - Early American Lit
LIT 311 - 19th Century American Lit
LIT 323 - Old/Middle English Lit
LIT 324 - 16th/17th Century British Lit
LIT 325 - Restoration/18th Century British Lit
LIT 326 - 19th Century British Lit
LIT 335 - Women and Lit
LIT 337 - Oral Traditions
LIT 371 - 20th Century British/American Lit
LIT 372 - Contemporary British and American Literature
LIT 382 - Lit for Children/Adolescents
LIT 431RH - Studies in Major Author/s
LIT 437 - Studies in Literary Genres
LIT 438 - Studies in Literary Topics
LIT 440 - Studies in World Lit
LIT 473RH - Studies in Shakespeare
University Core and Electives24
Year Total: 60
Senior YearCredits
WRIT 494RH - Seminar: Writing Research and Publications3
WRIT 498 - Internship3
University Core and Electives24
Year Total: 30
Total Program Credits: 120

WRIT 101W credits count for the Core Foundations written requirement. These credits are not counted as part of the total English Major, Writing Option.