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 Studies18
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 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
Studies in Ethnic Minority Literature:
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 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