Writing and Linguistics 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 Major18
Foreign Language - through 2002 or its equivalent
Select 9-18 credit hours from the following:
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
Selected Topics in Writing and Linguistics
Introduction to Language
Selected Topics in Writing and Linguistics
Technical Communication
Applied Creative Writing
Forms in Writing
Reading as a Writer
Careers in Writing and Linguistics
Queer Rhetorics
Creativity for Writers
Freelance Writing
Essential Grammar for Successful Writing
Writing for Social Media
Writing Popular Culture
Major Requirements
Students must take a minimum of 30 upper-division hours in the major
Common Body of Knowledge Courses12
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.
Language and Linguistic Theory
Creative Writing
Writing in the Workplace
Research Methods for Writers
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
Upper Division Requirements15-21
Select one of the following:
Semantics: Introduction to Linguistic Meaning
Technical and Professional Editing
Research Methods for Writers
Modern English Grammar
Rhetoric
History of the English Language
Select one (3-6 credit hours) from the following Capstone Experience courses:
Internship in Writing and Linguistics 2
Advanced Screenwriting
Advanced Technical Writing
Rhetoric
Advanced Poetry Writing
Writing for Publication
Sociolinguistics
Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
Publication Design
Advanced Fiction Writing
Advanced Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Select 9-12 credit hours from the following upper-division courses in the major as approved by advisor:
Creative Writing
Selected Topics in Writing
Writing for Young Readers
Digital Storytelling
Comic Books, Culture, and Composition
Writing the Southern Experience
Creative Nonfiction Writing
Screenwriting
Poetry Writing
Fiction Writing
Selected Topics in Writing
Advanced Screenwriting
Advanced Poetry Writing
Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
Writing Flash Prose
Advanced Fiction Writing
Professional and Technical Writing
Selected Topics in Writing
Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
Information Design
Technical and 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
Internship in Writing and Linguistics
Selected Topics in Writing
Writing for New Media
Advanced Technical Writing
Writing for the Nonprofit Sector
Intellectual Property
Plain Language in Workplace Writing
Publication Design
Social Media Management
Rhetoric and Composition
Selected Topics in Writing
Writing Autobiography
Tutoring Writing
Digital Storytelling
Comic Books, Culture, and Composition
Writing and Healing
Travel and Tourism Writing
Revision, Grammar and Culture
Teaching Writing
Literacy and Identity
Writing for Social Change
Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Internship in Writing and Linguistics
Selected Topics in Writing
Writing for New Media
Modern English Grammar
Rhetoric
History of the English Language
Sociolinguistics
Writing for Publication
Teaching College Composition
Advanced Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Linguistics
Selected Topics in Linguistics
Phonology: Introduction to Sound Systems
Syntax: Introduction to Structures of Sentences
Language, Power, Politics
Language and Law
Linguistics and Grammar for Teachers
Revision, Grammar and Culture
Introduction to Language
Psychology of Language
Second Language Writing
Corpus Linguistics
Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Language Assessment
Internship in Writing and Linguistics
Semantics: Introduction to Linguistic Meaning
Modern English Grammar
Applied Linguistics
English Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers
Teaching English Internationally
History of the English Language
Sociolinguistics
Minor - Required15
Select 15 credit hours of Minor at least 9 credit hours of which must be at the 3000-level or above
Elective15
Select 15 credit hours of Electives (advisor approved)
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.

Student Portfolio Requirements: In the semester of graduation, students must submit a portfolio of their work by the end of Week 10 in fall or spring, or by Week 3 in summer. Requirements for the portfolio are posted on the department's website and in the main department office.

Honors in Writing

To graduate with Honors in Writing, a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honors College;
  • 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 Honors College at the time of graduation.

Advisement

Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement catalog page.