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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English/Writing Studies, BA

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The Writing Studies Track enables students to design a course of study in the theory and practice of writing in a variety of genres. A student who completes this track will be able to demonstrate skills in the analysis, construction, and presentation of texts; to identify and apply productive, effective, and creative approaches to writing tasks for diverse audiences; and to create a portfolio of writing for use in applying to graduate programs or for professional positions. The Writing Studies Track prepares students for any career that requires professional writing skills.

Liberal Studies: 46-47

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:


Mathematics: 3

Liberal Studies Electives: 6

  • No courses with ENGL prefix

College: 0-8

Foreign Language Intermediate Level (1)

Major: 36

Required Courses:

Writing Course: 3

One writing course from the following:

Language Course: 3

One language course from the following:

Capstone course:

Controlled Electives:


Forms and Theories: 3

One course from Forms and Theories:

Studio/Portfolio/Career Preparation: 6

Two courses from Studio/Portfolio/Career Preparation:

ENGL Prefix: 6

Two courses with ENGL prefix except

Free Electives: 29-38

Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1) Intermediate-level foreign language may be included in Liberal Studies electives.

(2) An internship, aside from counting for up to 6cr toward the major, makes the BA degree recipient much more employable by providing job experience. Students should see the English BA internship director for advice about available openings.

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