Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Writing

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3-4

General Elective

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:16-17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

WRI 200Introduction to Creative Writing

4

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

AWR 201Writing and Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:13

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

ENG Choose from Poetry Writing I, Fiction Writing I, Creative Writing I, Technical Writing, or other Writing Elective

4

ENG 200 levelliterature course

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3-4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3-4

Total Credit Hours:14-16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

ENG Choose from Poetry Writing I, Fiction Writing I, Creative Writing I, Technical Writing, or other Writing Elective

4

ENG 200 levelliterature course

4

General Elective

3

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3-4

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

WRI Choose from Poetry Writing II, Fiction Writing II, Nonfiction Narrative, or Technical and Professional Editing or other Writing Elective

4

WRI 300 levelElective

4

General Elective

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3-4

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

WRI Choose from Poetry Writing II, Fiction Writing II, Nonfiction Narrative, or Technical and Professional Editing or other Writing Elective

4

WRI 300 levelElective

4

ENG 300 levelElective

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

ENG 400 level400 level Seminar in Poetry Writing, or Seminar in Fiction Writing, Professional Writing Internship or Writing Elective

4

ENG 300 or 400 levelEnglish elective

4

ENG 491Senior Portfolio

1

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

ENG 400 level400 level Seminar in Poetry Writing, or Seminar in Fiction Writing, Professional Writing Internship or Writing Elective

4

WRI 300 or 400 levelElective

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

ENG 491Senior Portfolio

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 121-127

Portfolios

In the final semester of study, writing majors will submit to the department a portfolio of their best writing from each year of study. A preface should include discussion of the student’s growth as a writer. Department faculty members evaluate portfolios and select the most distinguished for awards.