Writing and Linguistics B.A.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Select 9-18 credit hours from the following:9-18
Selected Topics in Writing and Linguistics
Selected Topics in Writing and Linguistics
Everyday Creative Writing
Forms in Writing
Reading as a Writer
Careers in Writing and Linguistics
Essential Grammar for Successful Writing
Writers on Writing
Writing and Place
Foreign Language - through 2002 or its equivalent0-6
Additional Courses from the following (not taken in Area B, C, or E)0-3
Computer Applications
and Computer Concepts
Human Communication
World Literature I
World Literature II
Introduction to Film Studies
Desktop Publishing
and Desktop Publishing Laboratory
Introduction to Information Technology
Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
Technical Communication
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
Orientation
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
Common Body of Knowledge Courses
Students must complete at least two common body of knowledge courses with a minimum grade of "C" before attempting 4000-5000 level classes.12
Language and Linguistic Theory
Creative Writing
Foundations in Professional and Technical Writing
Introduction to Writing Studies
Upper Division Requirements
Select one of the following Processes of Writing and Language courses:3
Semantics
Professional Editing
Research Methods for Writers
Revision, Grammar and Culture
Select one (3-6 credit hours) from the following Capstone Experience courses:3-6
Internship in Writing and Linguistics
Advanced Poetry Writing
Sociolinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
Advanced Fiction Writing
Writing for Publication
Technical Writing
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
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
Advanced Fiction Writing
Writing Flash Prose
Professional and Technical Writing
Selected Topics in Writing
Writing in the Workplace
Writing Visual Information
Professional Editing
Research Methods for Writers
Writing Grants and Proposals
Intellectual Property
Internship in Writing and Linguistics
Selected Topics in Writing
Technologies of Writing
Writing for Publication
Technical Writing
Selected Topics in Linguistics
Writing Studies
Selected Topics in Writing
Teaching Writing
Tutoring Writing
Linguistics and Grammar for Teachers
Comic Book Writing in American Culture
Writing and Healing
Revision, Grammar and Culture
Literacy and Identity
Writing Argument
Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Internship in Writing and Linguistics
Selected Topics in Writing
Modern English Grammar
History of English Language
Sociolinguistics
Writing the Body
Writing for Publication
Linguistics
Selected Topics in Linguistics
Phonology
Syntax
Language, Power, Politics
Language and Law
Introduction to Language
Psychology of Language
Gullah and Geechee Language and Culture
Semantics
Internship in Writing and Linguistics
Modern English Grammar
History of English Language
Sociolinguistics
Minor - Required
Select 15 credit hours of Minor15
Elective
Select 15 credit hours of Electives (advisor approved)15
Total Credit Hours126

Program Admission Criteria

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

Other Program Requirements

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

Honors in Writing and Linguistics

To graduate with Honors in Writing and Linguistics, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (UHON   4191) 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 and Linguistics majors, including students in the UHP, are advised by an advisor located in the Newton Building, (912) 478-7740.