B.A. Degree in English/Writing
Minor required, plus 6 hours of same foreign language
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, and 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.
3 Hours English gateway
- ENGL-2223 Introduction to Writing About Literature
This course must be completed before enrolling in upper level Literature courses.
6 Hours creative writing
- ENGL-3523 Creative Writing I
- ENGL-3533 Creative Writing II
3 Hours advanced writing
- ENGL-3813 Advanced Writing
3 Hours technical writing
- ENGL-3493 Technical Writing
12 Hours 3000 or above level literature courses
6 Hours grammar and linguistics
- ENGL-3313 Introduction to Linguistics
- ENGL-3713 Structures of the English Language
6 Hours journalism chosen from
- COMM-2113 Writing for Media
- COMM-2723 Scriptwriting for Television and Movies
- COMM-3233 Managing Social Media
- COMM-3823 Feature Writing
- ENGL-4873 Writing Internship
3 Hours senior capstone
- ENGL-4733 Senior Capstone
6 Hours foreign language
- Take 6 hours of the same foreign language