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English - Writing Studies Emphasis, B.S.

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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: 35 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 EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities 3
  Fine Arts 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
  ENGL 2800 Introduction to the English Major 3
  ENGL 2850 Literary History I 3
  ENGL 2870 Literary History II 3
  ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
  ENGL 270G Positionality and Interpretive Methods 3
  ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors WE 3
Elective Requirements: 43 Credits
  Complete any courses 1000 level or higher. Upper division may be necessary for graduation. Please see Adviser. 43

Emphasis Requirements: 24 Credits
  ENGL 2100 Technical Communication WE 3
  ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory 3
  ENGL 402G Multicultural Rhetorics 3
  ENGL 4390 Writing Studies Capstone 3
Professional Writing Practices--Complete TWO of the following (or other advisor-approved Writing Studies courses): 6
  ENGL 2050 Editing (3)  
  ENGL 3020 Modern English Grammars (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 304G History of the English Language (3)  
  ENGL 3060 Visual Rhetoric (3)  
  ENGL 3070 Public Rhetorics (3)  
  ENGL 3085 Rhetorical Approaches to Popular Culture (3)  
  ENGL 401R Topics in Rhetoric (3)  

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, 40 of which must be 3000 level or higher.
  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. No grade below C- in required courses.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

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 Contexts 3
Quantitative Literacy 3
Fine Arts 3
American Institutions 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
PHIL 2050 or PHIL 205G Ethics and Values 3
Physical Science 3
ENGL 2800 Introduction to the English Major 3
ENGL 2850 Literary History I 3
or ENGL 2870 Literary History II  
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology 3
ENGL 270G Positionality and Interpretive Methods 3
ENGL 2100 Technical Communication WE 3
HLTH 1100 or EXSC 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Humanities 3
General Elective 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory 3
3rd Science 3
General Elective  3
General Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors WE 3
Complete one of the following: 3
ENGL 2030 Writing for Social Change  
or ENGL 304G History of the English Language  
or ENGL 3060 Visual Rhetoric  
or ENGL 3070 Public Rhetorics  
or ENGL 3085
Rhetorical Approaches to Popular Culture  
or ENGL 401R Topics in Rhetoric  
ENGL 2850 Literary History I 3
or ENGL 2870 Literary History II  
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Complete one of the following: 3
ENGL 2050 Editing  
or ENGL 3020 Modern English Grammars  
or ENGL 3050 Advanced Editing and Design for Print Media  
or ENGL 3320 Grant and Proposal Writing  
or ENGL 3340 Digital Document Design  
or ENGL 4340 Advanced Technical Communication  
or ENGL 436R Topics in Technical Communication  
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 402G Multicultural Rhetorics 3
Complete one of the following: 3
ENGL 2030 Writing for Social Change  
or ENGL 304G History of the English Language  
or ENGL 3060 Visual Rhetoric  
or ENGL 3070 Public Rhetorics  
or ENGL 3085
Rhetorical Approaches to Popular Culture  
or ENGL 401R Topics in Rhetoric  
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 4390 Writing Studies Capstone 3
Complete one of the following: 3
ENGL 2050 Editing  
or ENGL 3020 Modern English Grammars  
or ENGL 3050 Advanced Editing and Design for Print Media  
or ENGL 3320 Grant and Proposal Writing  
or ENGL 3340 Digital Document Design  
or ENGL 4340 Advanced Technical Communication  
or ENGL 436R Topics in Technical Communication  
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

English and Literature

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