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
One of the following Literature courses:3
LIT 201 - Intro to Literary Studies
LIT 214D - Regional Literature
LIT 285D - Mythologies
University Core and Electives21
Year Total: 30
Senior YearCredits
WRIT 494RH - Seminar: Writing Research and Publications3
WRIT 498 - Internship3
University Core and Electives24
Year Total: 30
Sophomore and Junior YearCredits
WRIT 326 - Advanced Composition3
WRIT 371 - Digital Rhetorics and Multimodal Writing3
CRWR 340 - Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop3
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 429 - Professional Writing
CRWR 440 - Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
LING 210IH - Intro to Language/Linguistics
LING 238 - Structure and Function of Language
LING 338 - Language and English Education
ENGL 339 - Teaching Writing in Secondary School
Choose four of the following:12
LIT 201 - Intro to Literary Studies
LIT 214D - Regional Literature
LIT 233 - Classical Foundations of Literature
LIT 240 - The Bible as Literature
LIT 285D - Mythologies
LIT 300 - Literary Criticism
LIT 308 - Multicultural Literature
LIT 310 - American Literature to 1900
LIT 311 - American Literature after 1900
LIT 324 - British Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries
LIT 325 - British Literature of the Restoration/18th Century
LIT 326 - British Literature of the 19th Century to the Present
LIT 335 - Women and Literature
LIT 382 - Literature 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 Literature
LIT 473RH - Studies in Shakespeare
University Core and Electives24
Year Total: 60
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.