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English Curriculum - Professional Writing Option

Current Students:

See the Recommended Academic Plans and Checksheets for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements.

Prospective Students:

Typical Course Sequence

Below is a typical course sequence for the English-Professional Writing bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Semester 1 Credits   Semester 2 Credits
Foreign Language I 3 English Language Analysis 3
Math course 3 Social and Behavioral Science course 3
Rhetoric and Composition 3 Humanities course 3
Arts course 3 Natural Science course 3
First-Year Seminar 1 Foreign Language II 4
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 Total Credits 16
Total Credits 15.5    
 
Semester 3     Semester 4  
Introduction to Critical Reading 3 Literature and Culture 3
Arts course 3 Effective Writing 3
Math course 3 Public Relations (example) 3
Foreign Language III 3 Humanities course 3
Effective Speech 3 Natural Science course w/lab 3-4
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 15-16
 
Semester 5     Semester 6  
Globality and Literature 3 Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory 3
Shakespeare or The English Renaissance 3 Writing for the Web 3
Natural Science course 3 Arts course 3
Other Cultures course 3 Advanced Nonfiction Writing (example) 3
Introduction to Article Writing 3 Elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15
 
Semester 7     Semester 8  
The Editorial Process 3 Internship 3
News Writing and Reporting (example) 3 Advanced Technical or Business Writing 3
American Nonfiction Prose (example) 3 Humanities course 3
Social and Behavioral Science course 3 Elective 3
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 Social and Behavioral Science course 3
Elective 3 Total Credits 15
Total Credits 16.5    
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