Major Requirements – Track B

Listed below are the requirements for the English major. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult your advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about our degree requirements.

    Track B: Rhetoric and Professional Writing

    Core Courses
    ENGLISH 215Introduction to English Studies3
    ENGLISH 240Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture:3
    ENGLISH 310Writing, Speaking, and Technoscience in the 21st Century3
    ENGLISH 633Seminar in Rhetoric and Professional Writing: (subtitle) (capstone seminar experience) (satisfies L&S research requirement)3
    Select 18 credits in Rhetoric, Professional Writing, and Media Studies (only 6 credits may be at the 200-level)18
    ENGLISH 205
    Business Writing
    ENGLISH 206
    Technical Writing
    ENGLISH 207
    Health Science Writing
    ENGLISH 294
    Game Culture
    ENGLISH 380
    Media and Society:
    ENGLISH 400
    Introduction to English Linguistics
    ENGLISH 404
    Language, Power, and Identity
    ENGLISH 426
    Professional and Technical Communications Research
    ENGLISH 427
    Writing for Nonprofits
    ENGLISH 431
    Topics in Advanced Communications: (Rhetorical History and Theory)
    ENGLISH 432
    The Rhetoric of Argument
    ENGLISH 430
    Advanced Writing Workshop
    ENGLISH 433
    Creative Nonfiction for Publication
    ENGLISH 435
    Rhetoric and Professional Writing
    ENGLISH 436
    Technical Documentation
    ENGLISH 437
    Project Management for Professional Writers
    ENGLISH 434
    Editing and Publishing
    ENGLISH 439
    Information Design
    ENGLISH 443
    Grant Writing
    ENGLISH 444
    Technical Editing
    ENGLISH 446
    Global Business Communications
    ENGLISH 448
    Technical Communications Theory and Practice
    ENGLISH 449
    Internship in the Humanities
    Select 6 credits in Diversity and Community Studies6
    ENGLISH 316
    World Cinema:
    ENGLISH 332
    LGBTQ+ Literature:
    ENGLISH 372
    Survey of American Indian Literature
    ENGLISH 373
    Survey of Ethnic Minority Literature
    ENGLISH 374
    Survey of U.S. Latino/a Literature
    ENGLISH 375
    Survey of Asian American Literature
    ENGLISH 376
    Survey of African-American Literature to 1930
    ENGLISH 377
    Survey of African-American Literature, 1930 to the Present
    ENGLISH 381
    World Literatures Written in English:
    ENGLISH 463
    Writers in African-American Literature:
    ENGLISH 465
    Women Writers:
    ENGLISH 517
    Studies in African-American Literature:
    ENGLISH 520
    Studies in American Indian Literature:
    ENGLISH 521
    ENGLISH 522
    Studies in World Literature Written in English:
    ENGLISH 523
    Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature:
    ENGLISH 524
    Studies in Asian-American Literature:
    ENGLISH 575
    The Story Experience
    ENGLISH 628
    Seminar in Literature by Women:
    ENGLISH 629
    Seminar in Literature and Sexuality:
    ENGLISH 631
    Seminar in African-American Literature:
    ENGLISH 632
    Seminar in American Indian Literature:
    Total Credits36