Feb 28, 2024  
2022-23 Academic Catalog 
2022-23 Academic Catalog [NOT CURRENT CATALOGS]

English/Writing Major

Complete all institutional graduation requirements.

English/Writing requires a minimum of 60 credits to complete the major. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towards the major and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for completion of the major. S/U courses may not be elected for program requirements. Complete the modern languages requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Students may combine the Professional and Public Writing minor with a major or second minor in English/Writing. Should students combine two English/Writing minors, no more than one required course can count toward both minors.

The [T] listed after the title of the course means the course is recommended for future K-12 teachers.

Prerequisites Required for Starting the Program: 8 credits

These courses are not counted in the 60 credit minimum for the major

Program Required Courses: 48-50 credits


Complete 5-8 credit hours @200 level+ (to reach the 60-credit required minimum for the degree)

Complete elective credits to reach 60 credits for the degree. Most students will need 5-8 elective credit hours. The credits can be any 200, 300 or 400 level ENGL or WR courses not already used in the degree. The list of courses are below:

Capstone Sequence: 4-5 credits

Total credits required for major: 60

The following courses may be repeated for credit with different topics: ENGL 136 , ENGL 322 , ENGL 339 , ENGL 390 , ENGL 395 , ENGL 401 , WR 406 ENGL 436 , ENGL 446 , ENGL 448 , WR 329 , WR 401 , WR 406 , WR 436 , and WR 452 

Last EPCC update - May 2021

Previous EPCC checksheet (February 2020 update) this checksheet is for the 2020-21 academic year

Previous EPCC checksheet (February 2018 update) this checksheet is for the 2019-20 academic year

Secondary Teaching Option

Students preparing for teaching or graduate work are recommended to complete a B.A. in English/Writing.

Required Preparation Courses:

ENGL 316 - Approaches to Grammar*AEH Credits: 4 [T]
ED 242 - Education Concepts Credits: 3

Highly Recommended

Preparation for secondary teaching-classroom practice and national testing

ENGL 201 - Shakespeare*AEH Credits: 4 [T]
ENGL 371 - British Lit Before 1800 Credits: 4 [T]
ENGL 372 - British Lit After 1800 Credits: 4 [T]
ENGL 381 - American Lit Before 1865 Credits: 4 [T]
ENGL 382 - American Lit After 1865 Credits: 4
ENGL 390 - Multicultural Lit/Film Credits: 4 [ENGL 390 is variable credit, a total of 4 credits is required]
WR 220 - Methods of Tutoring Credits: 4
WR 230 - News Writing Credits: 4 [T]
WR 360 - Literacy, Discrimination & Power Credits: 3 [T]

Complete one of the following courses:

WR 341 - Intermediate Fiction Credits: 4
WR 342 - Intermediate Poetry Credits: 4
WR 348 - Intermediate Writing in the Genres Credits: 4
WR 351 - Professional Editing & Publishing [available in even years] Credits: 4


14 credit hours may be completed within the English/Writing Core.
Courses labeled with [T] are recommended for future secondary teachers.
Students interested in Secondary English teaching should work closely with the secondary teaching adviser Prof. Knowles.