fb-code

English and Professional Writing Courses

Curriculum and Program Requirements

Students must complete 48 credits of English and Professional Writing coursework, at least 12 credits at the 300 level or above. Course work must cover the following areas:

Group I (24 credits) 12 credits of Literature courses from the following:

Literary Diversity (6 credits)

ENGL 212 Masterpieces of World Literature 3
ENGL 223 Modern African American Literature 3
ENGL 228 Immigrant and Indigenous Narratives 3
ENGL 252 Women in Literature 3

Content Genres (6 credits)

ENGL 102 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 105B Introduction to Fiction 3
ENGL 105A Introduction to Drama 3
ENGL 213 Contemporary Drama 3
ENGL 216 Introduction to Poetry 3
ENGL 180 Science Fiction 3
ENGL 215 Thematic Studies in Literature 3
ENGL 220 Literature of Travel and Adventure 3

12 credits of Professional Writing courses from the following:

ENGL 201 Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 202 Professional Writing 3
ENGL 205 Poetry Writing 3
ENGL 217 Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 218 Autobiographical Writing 3
ENGL 219 Dramatic Writing 3
ENGL 227x Writing for Social Media 3
ENGL 204 Technical Writing 1
ENGL 322 Understanding Grammar 3

Group II (24 credits) 12 credits from the following topics in literature:

ENGL 207 American Literature I 3
ENGL 208 American Literature II 3
ENGL 209 British Literature I 3
ENGL 210 British Literature II 3
ENGL 305 Shakespeare Text and Film 3

12 credits from the following advanced seminars and electives:

Advanced Seminars (6 credits)

ENGL 308 Advanced Creative Writing 3
ENGL 325 Contemporary Poetry 3
ENGL 357 Studies in the Novel 3
ENGL 330 Studies in 19th Century American Literature 3
ENGL 332 Studies in 20th Century American Literature 3
ENGL 395 Topics in Literature 3
ENGL 397 Thesis 3
ENGL 399 Independent Study 3
English and Prof. Writing Electives (6 credits)
Choose any two additional courses from Group I or II, and/or:

ENGL 398 Internship 3

Core Curriculum (33 credits)

ENGL 101 Academic Writing 3
FYS 101 First Year Seminar 3
Math Core 3
Fine Arts Core Elective 3
Humanities Core Electives 6
Natural Science Core Electives 6
Social Science Core Electives 6
CAPS 390 Capstone Seminar 3
Liberal Arts Electives 9

Free Electives

Students may take up to 30 credits of free electives, which may include a minor. 120 total credit hours are required to complete the degree program.


View all courses offered and read full course descriptions in our online course catalog system.

Together, let’s start something great.

Contact us today!

Request More Information
  • Phone1‑800‑392‑3582
  • ApplicationApply Now