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Writing Studies, Minor

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: 21

Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits
Complete the following:  
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (3.0) 3
  ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory (3.0) 3
  ENGL 3060 Visual Rhetoric (3.0) 3
  ENGL 3070 Public Rhetorics  (3.0)  3
Elective Requirements:    9 Credits
Professional Writing Practices: Complete TWO of the following (or other advisor-approved Writing Studies course):   6
  ENGL 2050 Editing (3.0)  
  ENGL 3050 Advanced Editing and Design for Print Media (3.0)  
  ENGL 3320 Grant and Proposal Writing (3.0)  
  ENGL 4340 Advanced Technical Communication (3.0)  
  ENGL 436R Topics in Technical Communication (3.0)  
  ENLG 481R Internship (1.0)  
Language and Cultural Rhetorics: Complete ONE of the following (or other advisor-approved Writing Studies course): 3
  ENGL 2030 Writing for Social Change (3.0)  
  ENGL 3030 Writing in the Disciplines (3.0)  
  ENGL 3085 Rhetorical Approaches to Popular Culture (3.0)  
  ENGL 401R Topics in Rhetoric (3.0)  

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 2310* Technical Communication 3
ENGL 2050* or ENGL 3050* or ENGL 3320* or ENGL 4340* or ENGL 436R* or ENGL 481R Professional Writing Practices course 3
  Semester total: 6
Note: *Course has prerequisites. Please see Course Catalog for more information.  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3010* Rhetorical Theory 3
ENGL 2050* or ENGL 3050* or ENGL 3320* or ENGL 4340* or ENGL 436R* or ENGL 481R Professional Writing Practices course 3
  Semester total: 6
Note: *Course has prerequisites. Please see Course Catalog for more information.  
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3060* Visual Rhetoric 3
ENGL 2030* or ENGL 3030* or ENGL 3085* or ENGL 401R* Language and Cultural Rhetorics course 3
  Semester total: 6
Note: *Course has prerequisites. Please see Course Catalog for more information.  
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3070 Public Rhetorics 3
  Semester total: 3
Note: *Course has prerequisites. Please see Course Catalog for more information.  
  Degree total: 21

Department

English and Literature

The English and Literature department is in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information from the English and Literature department, visit their website.

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