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BA Writing

Writing Courses

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN WRITING
Due to writing major revisions, the date that you declared your writing major will determine which degree requirements you follow.

If you declared your major after August 18, 2014

General Requirements

To earn a BA with a major in writing, students must complete 33 hours in writing or English (exclusive of ENGL 10803, 10833, 20803 and 20833). Of these, at least 24 hours must be in upper-division WRIT or ENGL courses (30000 level and above). No more than nine hours of lower-division credit may be applied to the major.

All writing majors are required to take WRIT 38063 (Writing Major Seminar) after they have attained junior standing and completed 9 hours in WRIT or ENGL courses (exclusive of ENGL 10803, 10833, 20803 and 20833).

ENGL 30970 and 50970, courses in special topics that change from semester to semester, usually satisfy one or more of the requirements for majors. Consult your adviser for information on these courses.

 

Specific requirements

To earn a major in writing, students must complete at least three of the 33 hours in digital intensive courses (see course subcategory list or consult your advisor). Most of these courses can be used to satisfy one of the distribution requirements listed below in categories A, B, C, F or H.

To earn a major in writing, the following distribution requirements apply (see course subcategory list):

A. Three hours selected from the creative writing subcategory
B. Three hours selected from the rhetoric and culture subcategory
C. Three hours selected from the design and editing subcategory
D. Three hours selected from the internship subcategory (WRIT 30391 is a single credit: e.g., students must take WRIT 30391 three times to satisfy this requirement);
E. Three hours of writing major seminar (WRIT 38063)
F. Six elective hours of any courses listed in one of the sections A through C above (e.g., student must take two additional electives in A, or B, or C)
G. Six upper-division hours of any ENGL literary and language courses not listed above
H. Six elective hours of any ENGL or WRIT courses offered by the Department of English

If you declared between January 2011 and August 18, 2014

General requirements

To earn a major in writing, students must complete 31 hours in English (exclusive of 10803, 10833, 20803 and 20833). Of these, at least 25 hours must be in upper-division English courses (30000 level and above). No more than six hours of lower-division credit may be applied to the major.

All majors in writing are required to take ENGL 40831 (senior seminar) after they have attained senior standing and completed 21 hours in English courses (exclusive of 10803, 10833, 20803 and 20833).

ENGL 30973 and 50970, courses in special topics which change from semester to semester, usually satisfy one or more of the requirements for majors. For more information about these courses for the upcoming semester, see our current course descriptions.

For specific degree requirements, refer to the course catalog.

If you declared before January 2011

General Requirements

To earn a major in writing, students must complete 31 hours in English (exclusive of 10803, 10833, 20803 and 20833). Of these, at least 25 hours must be in upper-division English courses (30000 level and above). No more than six hours of lower-division credit may be applied to the major.

All majors in writing are required to take ENGL 40831 (senior seminar) after they have attained senior standing and completed 21 hours in English courses (exclusive of 10803, 10833, 20803 and 20833).

ENGL 30973 and 50970, courses in special topics which change from semester to semester, usually satisfy one or more of the requirements for majors.