Bachelor of Science Degree - Writing

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Minor Courses

Foreign Language Requirements

Electives

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who attain either the B.A. or B.S in Writing will:

  1. Build upon the writing and critical thinking skills learned in the college composition sequence by developing further experience in professional writing, creative and critical literary writing, and journalistic  writing. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Outcomes I, II, III, VI, and VII.)
  2. Develop specialized skills in advanced English and journalism courses and in electives relevant for journalism, professional writing, and creative writing. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Outcomes I, II, III, VI, and VII.)
  3. Demonstrate through the senior project, their capstone experience, a proficiency in specialized writing, with attention to aesthetic and rhetorical conventions, that reflects their fulfillment of the outcomes of the program. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Outcomes I, II, III, VI, and VII.)

All students must complete the core courses below and then choose one of the three options: Journalism, Professional Writing, or Creative Writing. Some courses may have required pre-requisites that are not listed below.

Writing Major Core Courses

Courses

ENGL 210College Composition III

3

ENGL 211Introduction to Creative Writing

3

JOUR 244Reporting/Feature Writing

3

ENGL 300Technical Writing

3

ENGL 480Senior Project

1

ENGL 288, ENGL 488, JOUR 288, or JOUR 488

3

Select one of the following:

ENGL 213Literary Publications

3

JOUR 301Editing and Managing Publications

3

Select one of the following:

ENGL 315Structure and History of English

3

ENGL 320Modern Grammar

3

Total Credit Hours:22

Journalism Option

Courses

Select twelve credit hours from the following courses:

BOTE 218Desktop Publishing

3

ART 122Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART 281Introduction to Digital Photography

3

GDES 241Graphic Design I

3

 

COMM 210Advanced Public Speaking

3

Or

COMM 216Intercultural Communication

3

 

COMM 380Video Production

3

GDES 347Web Design

3

Select six credit hours from the following courses:

GDES 241Graphic Design I

3

GDES 342Graphic Design II

3

GDES 343Graphic Design III

3

GDES 347Web Design

3

ENGL 288, ENGL 488, JOUR 288, or JOUR 488

3

Total Credit Hours:40

Professional Writing Option

Courses

Select twelve credit hours from the following courses:

BOTE 218Desktop Publishing

3

BOTE 245Advanced Word Processing

3

ART 122Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART 281Introduction to Digital Photography

3

GDES 241Graphic Design I

3

 

COMM 210Advanced Public Speaking

3

Or

COMM 216Intercultural Communication

3

 

COMM 317Organizational and Group Communication

3

BADM 364Electronic Commerce and Social Networking

3

MRKT 301Principles of Marketing

3

Select six credit hours from the following courses:

GDES 342Graphic Design II

3

GDES 347Web Design

3

MRKT 301Principles of Marketing

3

MRKT 340Advertising and Sales Promotion

3

ENGL 288, ENGL 488, JOUR 288, or JOUR 488

3

Total Credit Hours:40

Creative Writing Option

Courses

Select twelve credit hours from the following courses:

ENGL 213Literary Publications

3

JOUR 301Editing and Managing Publications

3

ENGL 305Writing About Literature

3

ENGL 310Advanced Creative Writing

3

 

ENGL 360Studies in Drama

3

Or

ENGL 370Studies in Fiction

3

Or

ENGL 380Studies in Poetry

3

 

ENGL 288, ENGL 488, JOUR 288, or JOUR 488

3

Select six credit hours from the following courses:

ENGL 225Introduction to Film

3

COMM 211Oral Interpretation

3

COMM 380Video Production

3

THEA 110Introduction to Theatre Arts

3

THEA 161Acting I

3

ART 122Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART 281Introduction to Digital Photography

3

GDES 241Graphic Design I

3

Total Credit Hours:40