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English - Writing Studies Emphasis, B.A.

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Requirements

UVU’s English program is designed to give students skill, confidence, and versatility in writing, speaking, and interpreting texts. The program provides opportunities for students to consider and practice the applications of effective language use in diverse situations: professional, pragmatic, social, political, and aesthetic. The English program emphasizes knowledge and use of standard English in all written work, yet incorporates an understanding that English is a desirably diverse and variable phenomenon. The courses of study in English are designed to familiarize students with much of the traditional canon of literature. They are also designed to provide students with the critical and ethical skills necessary to interrogate this canon, to incorporate and legitimize their own and others’ “different” voices, not just in the academy, but in any of the many situations in which language influences human activity.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3) (recommended for Social Science majors)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3) (recommended for Business majors)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution (Fulfilled with Foreign Language 202G/2020 course) 4
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 22 Credits
  ENGL 2510 American Literature before 1865 3
 or ENGL 2520 American Literature after 1865 (3)  
  ENGL 2610 British Literature before 1800 3
 or ENGL 2620 British Literature after 1800 (3)  
  ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
  ENGL 3000 Professional Considerations for the English Major 1 1
  ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors WE 2 3
  ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature WE 3
  ENGL 4950 Senior Seminar 3
Language Core- Complete one of the following: 3 3
  ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory (3)  
  ENGL 3020 Modern English Grammars (3)  
  ENGL 3040 History of the English Language (3)  
Elective Requirements: 35 Credits
  One Foreign Language (Foreign Language 202G/2020 course fulfills Humanities Distribution) 12
  Complete any courses 1000 level or higher. Upper division courses may be necessary for graduation. Please see Adviser. 23
Emphasis Requirements: 27 Credits
Complete ALL of the following: 12
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (3)  
  ENGL 3060 Visual Rhetoric (3)  
  ENGL 3070 Public Rhetorics (3)  
  ENGL 481R Internship (take for at least 3 credits) (1)  
Professional Writing Practices--Complete TWO of the following (or other advisor-approved Writing Studies courses): 6
  ENGL 2050 Editing (3)  
  ENGL 3050 Advanced Editing and Design for Print Media (3)  
  ENGL 3320 Grant and Proposal Writing (3)  
  ENGL 3340 Digital Document Design (3)  
  ENGL 4340 Advanced Technical Communication (3)  
  ENGL 436R Topics in Technical Communication (3)  
Language and Cultural Rhetorics--Complete TWO of the following (or other advisor-approved Writing Studies courses): 6
  ENGL 2030 Writing for Social Change (3)  
  ENGL 3030 Writing in the Disciplines (3)  
  ENGL 3085 Rhetorical Approaches to Popular Culture (3)  
  ENGL 401R Topics in Rhetoric (3)  
  ENGL 4020 Multicultural Rhetorics (3)  
  Complete 3 upper-division credits of ENGL coursework beyond those courses taken to fulfill discipline core or emphasis requirements. 3

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, 40 of which must be upper division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. For the BA degree, completion of 16 credit hours of course work from one language to include the 1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G/2020 levels or transferred equivalents.
  6. No grade below C- in required courses.
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnote
1Should be taken early on in the student's course of study, by the junior year at the latest.
2Should be taken early in the student's junior year, as it serves as crucial preparation for nearly all upper-division English courses.
3Students pursuing the Writing Studies emphasis should take ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context 3
Quantitative Literacy 3
Fine Arts 3
American Institutions 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfill QL requirement, Fine Arts distribution, American Institutions distribution, and Social/Behavioral Science distribution.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values 3
Physical Science 3
ENGL 2510 or ENGL 2520 American Literature Before 1865 or American Literature After 1865 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfill the Physical Science distribution.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology 3
ENGL 2610 or ENGL 2620 British Literature Before 1800 or British Literature After 1800 3
ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 3000 Professional Considerations for the English Major 1
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfill the Biology distribution.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2050 or ENGL 3050 or ENGL 3320 or ENGL 3340 or ENGL 4340 or ENGL 436R Professional Writing Practices course 3
ENGL 2310 Technical Communication 3
ENGL 3010  Rhetorical Theory (prerequisite for WRST concentration courses) 3
3rd Science 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfill the 3rd Science distribution.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors  WE 3
ENGL 3060 Visual Rhetoric 3
ENGL 2050 or ENGL 3050 or ENGL 3320 or ENGL 3340 or ENGL 4340 or ENGL 436R Professional Writing Practices course 3
Language 1010 Foreign Language (1st level) 4
General Elective 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3070 Public Rhetorics 3
ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature  WE 3
ENGL 481R Internship 3
Language 1020 Foreign Language (2nd level) 4
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 4950 Senior Seminar 3
ENGL 2030 or ENGL 3030 or ENGL 3085 or ENGL 401R Language and Culture Rhetorics course 3
Upper-Division English Elective 3
Language 2010 Foreign Language (3rd level) 4
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfill the Upper-Division ENGL elective area.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2030 or ENGL 3030 or ENGL 3085 or ENGL 401R Language and Culture Rhetorics course 3
Language 202G Foreign Language (Fulfills Humanities Requirement) 4
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 13
Notes: Students may need to complete 6-12 credits of upper-division coursework as part of their general electives. Please consult an English & Literature academic advisor to determine the number of upper-division credits you will need.
  Degree total: 120

Department

English and Literature

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English and Literature department

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