Writing Studies, Major

The Program

Students may elect to complete the model major in Writing Studies with the two-discipline track by combining courses in communications studies and English with six courses from one of these fields and five from the other. This, however, is just one model curriculum. Students may also incorporate writing courses from another department to make a three-discipline liberal arts major, and thus tailor their curriculum to their own specific interests. In this case students will take five courses from either communications studies or English, three in the other, and three in a third discipline. All students will be required to complete the Liberal Arts Seminar (LAM 499 Senior Seminar or LAM 403 Honors Thesis I/LAM 404 Honors Thesis II). At least two courses beyond the Senior Seminar LAM 499 Senior Seminar must be at the 300 or 400 level.

For specific degree requirements unique to the Liberal Arts Program, consult the description of the program in this catalog.

Model Major in Writing Studies with the Two-Discipline Track

Required Courses
LAM 499Senior Seminar3-6
or LAM 403
LAM 404
Honors Thesis I
and Honors Thesis II
Other Two-Discipline Track Courses
Select six courses from one of these fields and five from the other: 133-45
Total Credits36-51
1

At least two courses beyond the Senior Seminar 499 must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Three-Discipline Liberal Arts Major

Required Courses
LAM 499Senior Seminar3-6
or LAM 403
LAM 404
Honors Thesis I
and Honors Thesis II
Communication and English Courses
Select five courses from one of these fields and three from the other: 124-33
Third Discipline Courses
Select three courses of a third discipline9
Total Credits36-48
1

At least two courses beyond the Senior Seminar 499 must be at the 300 or 400 level.

 Communication Studies

CMS 120Media Writing3
CMS 221Screenwriting3
CMS 222Digital Journalism3
CMS/ENG 223Creative Non-Fiction3
CMS 226Specialty Journalism3
CMS 335Investigation and Reporting for the3
CMS 360Special Topics (Writing-Focused)3

English

ENG 221Creative Writing3
ENG 231Business Communication3
ENG 261Methods Writing Studies3
ENG 321Poetry Writing3
ENG 342Special Topics in Web Writing3
ENG 343Studies in Rhetorical Theory3
ENG 345Science Writing3
ENG 346Visual Rhetoric3
ENG 348Ethnography and Travel Writing3
ENG 350Style3
ENG 351Grant Writing3
ENG 355Teaching Composition3
ENG 356English Grammar: Theory and Practice3
ENG 493English Internship/Co-op6.00
ENG 494English Internship/Co-op6.00
ENG 495English Internship/Co-op6.00
ENG 496English Internship/Co-op6.00