Writing B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Foreign Language - through 2002 or its equivalent0-6
Select 9-18 credit hours from the following:9-18
Selected Topics in Writing and Linguistics
Selected Topics in Writing and Linguistics
Technical Communication
Everyday Creative Writing
Forms in Writing
Reading as a Writer
Careers in Writing and Linguistics
Freelance Writing
Essential Grammar for Successful Writing
Writing for Social Media
Writers on Writing
Literature And Humanities (unless taken for Area C) 1
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Major Requirements
Students must take a minimum of 30 upper-division hours in the major
Common Body of Knowledge Courses
Students must complete four of the following five courses, and must complete at least two of these courses with a minimum grade of "C" before enrolling in any course at the 4000-level or above.12
Language and Linguistic Theory
Creative Writing
Foundations in Professional and Technical Writing
Research Methods for Writers
Introduction to Writing Studies
Upper Division Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Semantics: Introduction to Linguistic Meaning
Professional Editing
Research Methods for Writers
Modern English Grammar
Rhetoric
History of English Language
Select one (3-6 credit hours) from the following Capstone Experience courses:3-6
Internship in Writing and Linguistics 2
Technical Writing
Rhetoric
Advanced Poetry Writing
Sociolinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
Advanced Technical Editing
Select 9-12 credit hours from the following upper-division courses in the major as approved by advisor:9-12
Creative Writing
Selected Topics in Writing
Writing for Young Readers
Digital Storytelling
Comic Book Writing in American Culture
Writing the Southern Experience
Creative Nonfiction Writing
Screenwriting
Advanced Screenwriting
Poetry Writing
Fiction Writing
Internship in Writing and Linguistics
Selected Topics in Writing
Advanced Poetry Writing
Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
Writing Flash Prose
Advanced Fiction Writing
Professional and Technical Writing
Selected Topics in Writing
Writing in the Workplace
Writing Visual Information
Professional Editing
Research Methods for Writers
Digital Storytelling
Introduction to Usability and user Experience
Travel and Tourism Writing
Applied Rhetoric of Science and Technology
Writing Grants and Proposals
Intellectual Property
Internship in Writing and Linguistics
Selected Topics in Writing
Writing for New Media
Technical Writing
Writing for the Nonprofit Sector
Advanced Technical Editing
Publication Design
Writing Studies
Selected Topics in Writing
Writing Autobiography
Teaching Writing
Digital Storytelling
Comic Book Writing in American Culture
Writing and Healing
Travel and Tourism Writing
Literacy and Identity
Writing Argument
Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Internship in Writing and Linguistics
Selected Topics in Writing
Writing for New Media
Modern English Grammar
Rhetoric
History of English Language
Writing for Publication
Sociolinguistics
Writing the Body
Cultural Rhetorics
Linguistics
Selected Topics in Linguistics
Phonology: Introduction to Sound Systems
Syntax: Introduction to Structures of Sentences
Language, Power, Politics
Language and Law
Revision, Grammar and Culture
Introduction to Language
Psychology of Language
Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Language Assesment
Semantics: Introduction to Linguistic Meaning
Modern English Grammar
History of English Language
Sociolinguistics
Internship in Writing and Linguistics
Minor - Required
Select 15 credit hours of Minor at least 9 credit hours of which must be at the 3000-level or above 15
Elective
Select 15 credit hours of Electives (advisor approved)15
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

Students must have an institutional GPA of 2.0 or higher to become a major in Writing.

Other Program Requirements

Writing majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses in the major.

Honors in Writing

To graduate with Honors in Writing, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (HONS   4610) over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Advisement

All Writing majors, including students in the UHP, are advised by an advisor located in the Newton Building, (912) 478-7740.