The B.A. degree in English/Writing is designed to develop professional writing skills to prepare graduates for a variety of careers. Since writing well is essential in business and education, and since many graduate and professional schools demand exceptional composition skills, many students will want to combine a major or minor with other professional training.
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Writing will:
- Think both critically and creatively.
- Demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret, and evaluate works of literature (from the earliest texts to current best sellers), as well as his or her own work.
- Demonstrate competence in various types of writing that prepares him or her for graduate school and/or a job in technical writing, editing, creative writing, journalistic writing, countless other types of professional writing.
- Demonstrate the awareness of the power of words and language and the responsibility that accompanies the ability to use words and language in a positive way.
- Demonstrate an awareness of and appreciation for the diversities among people across the globe.
- Embrace and articulate personal integration of faith and learning.
Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.
42 hours, minor required plus 6 hours of same foreign language
1. 6 hours creative writing
- ENGL-3523 - Creative Writing I
- ENGL-3533 - Creative Writing II
2. 3 hours English gateway course
- ENGL-2223 - Introduction to Writing About Literature (This course must be completed before enrolling in upper level Literature courses.)
3. 3 hours individualized writing
- ENGL-3813 - Individualized Writing
4. 3 hours technical writing
- ENGL-3493 - Technical Writing
5. 12 hours 3000/4000 level literature courses
6. 6 hours grammar and linguistics
- ENGL-3313 - Introduction to Linguistics
- ENGL-3713 - Structure of the English Language
7. 6 hours journalism
- COMM-2113 - Writing Across Media
- COMM-3823 - Feature Writing
- ENGL-4853 - SS: Writing
8. 3 hours Senior Seminar
- ENGL-4733 - Senior Capstone
9. 6 hours foreign language
**Students cannot use a course in a major and a minor. If a course that is required in the student’s major is also required in his or her minor, a substitute course should be chosen with the help of the student’s advisor.
- Teaching (elementary school, middle school, high school and university level)
- Curriculum Development
- Guidance Counseling
- Public Libraries
- Program Development
- Literacy Programs