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Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Writing
The undergraduate certificate in Professional Writing offers concentrated study and training in writing and editing, preparing students for careers that will demand advanced writing and editing skills. Completion of the certificate program provides students a credential in the area of professional writing thereby increasing their value in the workplace.

This certificate requires the completion of 18 semester hours with a minimum grade of C in all English courses to be selected from ENGL 264, 310 or 368, 367, 467, 468, 484, and 498.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English

  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature Concentration (ENYA)
  • Creative Writing Concentration (ENCW)
  • Film Studies Concentration (ENFS)
  • Literary Studies Concentration (ENLS)
  • Writing and Rhetoric Concentration (ENWR)

 

(CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement (GER) General Education Requirement
(OCR) Oral Communication Requirement (UR) University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Foreign Language Elective 3
1 Foreign Language Elective 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 HIST 101, 105, or 150 GER 3
1 HIST 102, 106, or 151 GER 3
1 MATH 101 or 117 GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
1 Social Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Fine Arts Elective GER 3
2 ENGL 220 3
2 ENGL 270 3
2 Concentration Course See below 3
2 Concentration Course See below 3
2 Computer Literacy Elective(s) CLR 2
2 HIST 255 or 256 3
2 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Social Sciences Elective GER 3
3 ENGL 315 GER 3
3 ENGL 316 3
3 ENGL 313 or 314 3
3 ENGL 321 3
3 ENGL 322 3
3 ENGL 366 or 368 GER 3
3 Concentration Course See Below 3
3 Concentration Course See Below 3
3 HIST Elective 300-level or above 3
3 PHIL or
HUMA orENGL
203
350, 351, 405, 450, or 451
300-level or above
3
3 SPCH 101 or 363 OCR 3
4 Elective ** 3
4 Elective ** 3
4 Elective ** 3
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 ENGL 405 3
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 ENGL Elective 300-level or above 3
4 ENGL Elective 400-level or above 3
4 ENGL Elective 400-level or above 3
TOTAL HOURS     120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)
** Free electives provided the requirement of 45 semester hours numbered 300 or above is met.

Children’s and Young Adult Literature Concentration (ENYA) – 18 hours required

ENGL 212 or 213, ENGL 318, 319, and 406, and 6 hours from ENGL 318*, 319*, 325**, 326, 340**, 430**, 440**, or 476**.
*These courses may be repeated for up to six credit hours when course content differs.
**These courses may count toward the concentration when the themes are relevant to Children’s and Young Adult Literature.

Creative Writing Concentration (ENCW) – 18 hours required

ENGL 265 (3), ENGL 309 (3), ENGL 311 (3) ENGL 312 (3), ENGL 430 (3), and 3 hours selected from: ENGL 330, 331, 332, 333, 358, 432, or an additional 3 hours of ENGL 430 if content differs (3).

Film Studies Concentration (ENFS) – 18 hours required

ENGL 240, 340*,  341*, 346, 440*, 441*, or 446. *These courses may be repeated for up to six credit hours when course content differs.

Literary Studies Concentration (ENLS) – 18 hours required.

English 313 or 314; 315 and 316; 321 and 322 are required courses for all English majors and do not count toward the Literary Studies Concentration. Students must take 15 hours of literature electives and 3 hours covering pre-19th century (see below). At least 12 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

Choose 3 hours from: 307, 451, 482, or 471.

Writing and Rhetoric  Concentration (ENWR) – 18 hours required

3 hours required from any one of the following courses: 264, 310, 366, 368, 468, or 493.
15 hours required from any of the following courses: 309, 311, 312, 333, 365, 367, 432, 465, 467, 469, 489, 491, 496, 497, or 498.

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