Undergraduate Degree Requirements

A grade of C or higher in English 1101 and 1102 or the equivalent from another university is required for all people who would take any Advanced Composition and Rhetoric courses or Technical and Professional Writing courses. If you are planning to Major in English and concentrate in this area, you are required to take English 3050, Introduction to Rhetoric as early as possible. The department requires a minimum of twenty-seven semester hours in upper-division English, with no more than eleven being transferred credits. The College of Arts and Sciences requires that students pass all upper-division courses in their majors with a grade of C or higher.


General Degree Requirements

Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts Major in English
Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition

1. Undergraduate Core Curriculum Areas A – E;

2. Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major, listed below;

3. Area G: Major Courses, listed below;

4. Area H: Minor and Additional Courses, listed below if needed.

Area A: Essential Skills (9)

Area B: Institutional Options (4)

Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts (6)

Area D: Science, Mathematics, and Technology (11)

Area E: Social Science (12)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major Field (18)

  • 1. Foreign Language (6) Lang 2001 Intermediate World Language I (3) Lang 2002 Intermediate World Language II (3)
  • 2. Required Courses (9) Engl 2120 British Literature (3) Engl 2130 American Literature (3) Engl 3050 Introduction to Rhetoric (3)
  • 3. Select one elective from area C or Hist 1111, Hist 1112, Hist 1140, AAS 2010, or WSt 2010. (3)

Area G: Major Courses (27) A grade of C or higher is required in all major courses. The English major requires nine upper-division courses (27 semester hours) distributed as described below. The same course may not be used to satisfy more than one of the listed requirements.

Area H: Minor Courses (9-15) English majors may choose to double major, minor in another subject, or choose three additional courses in the major

Rhetoric and Composition Concentration

  1. Entry and Capstone Courses for the Concentration. (6)
    • ENGL 3050 Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition-CTW (3)
    • ENGL 4320 Senior Seminar: Rhetoric, Advanced Composition and Technical Writing (3)
      Majors must have completed at least twelve hours of upper-division courses in rhetoric and advanced composition and technical and professional writing before taking ENGL 4320.ENGL 3050 is a prerequisite for ENGL 4320.
  2. Select two courses from the history, theory, practice cluster. (6)
    • ENGL 3080 Persuasion: History, Theory, Practice (3)
    • ENGL 3090 Exposition: History, Theory, Practice (3)
    • ENGL 3100 Composition Studies: History, Theory, Practice (3)
  3. Select two courses from the production cluster. (6)
  4. Select two electives chosen from Rhetoric and Composition courses not already taken. (6)
  5. Select one elective from any 3000 level English or Folklore courses. (3)
  6. Select one elective from any 4000 level English or Folklore course. (3)