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BA - English with Writing Concentration

Curriculum Requirements:

I.    General Education [48 semester hours]
II.    Major Requirements * [39 semester hours] 
    A. Literature Survey Courses [12 semester hours] 
         Choose four from:  
         ENGL 201 American Literature Survey I (1620-1914) (3) 
         ENGL 202 American Literature Survey II (1914-Present) (3)
         ENGL 241 English Literature from Chaucer to Milton (3)
         ENGL 242 English Literature from Swift to the Moderns (3)
         ENGL 260 Literature of the Ancient & Classical Worlds (3) 
         ENGL 261 Medieval & Renaissance Literature (3)
    B. Writing Core (6 semester hours) 
         ENGL 301 Creative Writing (3)
         ENGL 385 Advanced Composition (3)
    C. Intermediate Writing Courses [12 semester hours]
         Choose four from:
         ENGL 270 Business English (3)
         ENGL 322 Screenwriting (3)
         ENGL 402 Fiction Workshop (3)
         ENGL 403 Poetry Workshop (3)
         ENGL 404 Technical Writing (3)
         ENGL 440 Essay Workshop (3)
         THEA 351 Playwriting (3)
    D. Advanced Writing Courses [6 semester hours]
         Choose two from:
         ENGL 410 Advanced Technical Writing (3)
         ENGL 441 Advanced Fiction Writing (3)
         ENGL 442 Advanced Poetry Writing (3)
         ENGL 443 Advanced Creative Nonfiction (3)
         ENGL 444 Advanced Screenwriting (3)
    E. Capstone Course [3 semester hours]
         ENGL 498 Thesis Seminar in Writing (3)
    * In addition to the above requirements for English-Writing majors, the department STRONGLY RECOMMENDS the successful completion of at least two additional writing or journalism courses, and at least two literature courses at the 300 or 400 level.
III.    Free Electives [33 semester hours]
    TOTAL:  120 semester hours

Note: A minimum of 40% (48 semester hours) of the entire program must be upper level courses (200 and above).

To graduate with a BA in English, students must earn at least a C+ curriculum average in Major courses, a grade of C or better in each prerequisite course, and a B or better in the pertinent Thesis Seminar.


  

Chairperson:

Mary Paniccia Carden, Ph.D.
Centennial Hall 230
295 Meadville Street
Edinboro, PA  16444
Phone:  814-732-1584
Email:  mpcarden@edinboro.edu

 

Department Office:

Ms. Reneé Pistory
Centennial Hall 322
295 Meadville Street
Edinboro, PA  16444
Phone:  814-732-2736
Fax:  814-732-2189