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Degree Plan

Beginning Fall 2016 (see below for degree plan prior to Fall 2016)
The Professional Writing major requires students to complete thirty-six semester hours within the major.

Core Requirements (9 hours)
Students must complete all three courses in the core.

  1. 3318 Professional and Workplace Writing
  2. 4309 Research in Writing and Rhetoric
  3. 4377 Writing Internship

Lecture Courses (6 hours)
Students must take 6 hours from this category.

  1. 3313 Literacy Studies
  2. 3316 Women’s Rhetoric
  3. 3317 Rhetoric of Race
  4. 3326 Studies in Public and Civic Writing
  5. 4375 Special Topics Lecture in Writing and Rhetoric
Workshop or Project-Based Courses (9 hours)
Students must take 9 hours from this category.
  1. 3300 Scientific and Technical Writing
  2. 3303 Argumentative and Persuasive Writing
  3. 3309 Creative Nonfiction
  4. 3385 Special Topics in Writing Workshop (Food Writing, Travel Writing, Sports Writing, etc.)
  5. 4311 Writing for Social Change
  6. 4321 New Media Writing and Rhetoric
  7. 4323 Editing and Publishing
  8. 4348 Spiritual Writing

Literature Electives (3 hours)
Students must complete 3 hours from this category.
Choose one courses from 3000 or 4000 level literature courses.

English Department Electives (Non-PWR Courses) (3 hours)
Students must complete 3 hours from this category.
Choose one course from 3000 or 4000 level ENG literature, creative writing, or linguistics courses.
 

Before Fall 2016 Catalog
The Professional Writing major requires students to complete thirty-six semester hours within the major. These courses include the following:

A. ENG 2301 (British Literature)

B. Three semester hours from ENG 2304 (American Literature) or 2306 (World Literature)

C. Thirty semester hours of "3000" or "4000" level courses distributed among language, writing, and literature courses as indicated below:

  1. Writing (fifteen semester hours): ENG 3300 (Scientific and Technical Writing), 4318 (Writing for the Workplace), and 4377 (Writing Internship); Two courses selected from ENG 3303 (Argumentative and Persuasive Writing), 3307 (Screenplay and Scriptwriting), 3309 (Creative Nonfiction), 4309 (Research in Writing and Rhetoric), 4311 (Writing for Social Change), and 4375 (Special Topics in Writing)
  2. Literature (nine semester hours): Of "3000" or "4000" level literature courses
  3. Linguistics (three semester hours): ENG 3302 (Modern English Grammar)
  4. Elective: Three semester hours of an additional "3000" or "4000" level English course (may include professional writing, creative writing, special topics, literature, or linguistics).