Writing Curriculum Requirements

Degrees Awarded

Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Major Requirements

The Writing major consists of 39-50 s.h. distributed as follows:

Foreign Language Requirement

One language through the 2020-level or demonstration of competence.

Required Courses

  • ENG 3220 Advanced Grammar (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3230 Advanced Expository Writing (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4550 Senior Seminar in Literary Studies (3 s.h.) or WRI 4160 Writing Internship (3 s.h.)

English Electives

Select 9 s.h. from the following:

  • ENG 2110 Survey of English Literature I (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2120 Survey of English Literature II (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2210 Survey of American Literature I (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2220 Survey of American Literature II (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2310 Survey of World Literature I (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2320 Survey of World Literature II (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3420 Women’s Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3440 American Diversity (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3500 African-American Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3710 Chaucer (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3730 Literature of Medieval England (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3740 Shakespeare (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3820 Nineteenth-Century American Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3920 Nineteenth-Century British Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4020 Modernist Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4030 Contemporary Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4040 Myth and Culture (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4140 Literature of the South (3 s.h.)

Writing Electives

Select 18 s.h. from the following:

  • WRI 2040 Genres of Creative Writing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 2200 Professional Writing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 2570 Writing for Communications Media I (3 s.h.) or WRI 2580 Writing for Communications Media II (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3200 Business Writing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3210 Technical Writing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3240 Creative Writing: Fiction (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3250 Creative Writing: Poetry (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3260 Creative Writing: Drama (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3270 Feature Writing for Popular Magazines (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3300 Grant Writing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3530 Desktop Publishing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 4330 Copyediting and Proofreading (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 4850 Special Studies (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 4990 Independent Study in Writing (TBD)

Note on credit for cross-listed courses: WRI 2040, 3210, 3230, 3240, 3250, 3260, and 3270 are cross-listed with ENG
courses but may only count toward one of the following programs: the ENG major, the WRI major, the ENG minor,
or the WRI minor.


Minor & Associate of Arts Concentration Requirements

The Writing minor and concentration consists of 18 s.h. chosen from the following:

English Electives

Select 9 s.h. from the following:

  • ENG 2110 Survey of English Literature I (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2120 Survey of English Literature II (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2210 Survey of American Literature I (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2220 Survey of American Literature II (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2310 Survey of World Literature I (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2320 Survey of World Literature II (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3420 Women’s Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3440 American Diversity (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3500 African-American Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3710 Chaucer (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3730 Literature of Medieval England (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3740 Shakespeare (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3820 Nineteenth-Century American Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3920 Nineteenth-Century British Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4020 Modernist Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4030 Contemporary Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4040 Myth and Culture (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4140 Literature of the South (3 s.h.)

Writing Electives

Select 9 s.h. from the following:

  • COM 2570 Writing for Communications Media I (3 s.h.) or COM 2580 Writing for Communications Media II (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 2040 Genres of Creative Writing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 2200 Professional Writing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3200 Business Writing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3210 Technical Writing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3240 Creative Writing: Fiction (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3250 Creative Writing: Poetry (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3260 Creative Writing: Drama (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3270 Feature Writing for Popular Magazines (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3300 Grant Writing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 3530 Desktop Publishing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 4330 Copyediting and Proofreading (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 4850 Special Studies (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 4990 Independent Study in Writing (TBD)