2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 09, 2021  
2018-19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA, Concentration: English Writing

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About the Program

Writing majors learn the practical aspects of communicating on the job, in business or in industry, to prepare for careers in publishing, editing, writing, and technical communication.

Degree Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all Foreign Language and Writing Requirement courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)

Foreign Language (12 Credits)

Spanish, French, German, American Sign Language, or Japanese - must complete four (4) semesters of the same foreign language

Additional Math or Science Course (3 Credits)

Free Electives (24 Credits)

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required in all Foreign Language and Writing Requirement courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 3 (15 Credits)

Semester 4 (15 Credits)

Semester 5 (15 Credits)

Semester 6 (15 Credits)

Semester 7 (15 Credits)

Semester 8 (15 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Note 1: Foreign Language –

  • Level I Course: Choose from: SPAN 10100, FR 10100, GER 10100, ASL10100, or JPNS 10100;
  • Level II Course: Choose from: SPAN 10200, FR 10200, GER 10200, ASL10200, or JPNS 10200;
  • Level III Course: Choose from: SPAN 20100, FR 20100, GER 20100, ASL 20100, or JPNS 20100;
  • Level IV Course: Choose from: SPAN 20200, FR 20200, GER 20200, ASL 20200 or JPNS 20200.
  • Must complete 4 semesters of same foreign language

Note 2: Writing Requirement – Must take 12 courses from: COM/ENGL 30200 (m), COM/ENGL 45100 (E X L), ENGL 31900, 40400, 40600 (m) (E X L), 41101 (E X L), 42000 (m), 43100 (E X L), 43600 (E X L), 43700 (m) (E X L), 42501, or 43500.

Note 3: Additional Math or Science Course – PHIL 15000 or choose any MA (except MA 11500), STAT, SCI, or CIS course.

Note 4: Aesthetics - Choose 1 course from: AD 25500, MUS 25000, ENGL 31900, ENGL 28600, COM 34300, or THTR 20100.


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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