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English, Writing and Writing Studies Concentration, BA

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Department: English 

The Writing and Writing Studies concentration in the English major introduces students to the discipline of Rhetoric and Composition, which addresses the multiple ways that we engage each other through language, writing and communication. The concentration offers students the opportunity to practice various genres of writing, including technical and professional writing, journalistic reporting and creative writing; to study rhetoric and how cultural groups employ persuasive writing to achieve their goals; and to study the composing process writers engage in as a subject of inquiry.


Learning Outcomes   

Grade Requirement

Majors must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in ENGL 101/101E - Writing Rhetorically  and ENGL 102 - Writing Rhetorically with Sources . Credit earned for ENGL 101/101E  and ENGL 102  may not be applied to the major.

The Department of English will permit a major to use only one passing grade below “C-” to satisfy requirements in the English major. An additional grade below “C-” will require the major to take another English course.

Course Requirements

Required courses (6 credits)

Introductory technical and professional writing course (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

Introductory creative writing workshop (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

Area electives (6 credits)

Complete two courses, chosen from two of the following three categories:

♦ Research methods in writing

Complete one course, selected from the following:

Elective in literature (3 credits)

Select one 200- or 300-level literature course with the attribute ENLT in InfoBear.

Students who intend to take further 300-level literature courses as “English electives” should consider taking ENGL 223 - Survey of British Literature to 1800  or ENGL 234 - Survey of American Literature , which are prerequisites for many 300-level literature courses.

English electives (9 credits)

Complete three additional English (ENGL) courses (or nine additional credits) at the 300-level or above.

Three additional credits of ENGL 498 - Internship in English  may count as elective credit beyond the required three credits of internship.

A maximum of six credits of ENGL 499 - Directed Study in English  may be taken for elective credit.

Internship (3 credits)

Capstone (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

Total minimum credits: 36-39

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.

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