Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Program: English - Writing, BA Minimum Credits Required:__________________

English - Writing, BA

To declare an English Major:

  • Complete the Major Declaration Form (link)

Major credit requirements:

  • At least 36 total credits beyong ENG 101.
  • At least 15 credits in residence of 300 level or above courses.
  • Exit cumulative GPA of 2.5 in major.

The English Department regularly offers travel course opportunities after the Spring semester. English majors are encouraged to take one travel course prior to completion of their studies. Such opportunities allow a richer cultural understanding of literature that cannot typically be gained in the classroom alone.

A major in English (Writing) requires at least 36 credits beyond ENG 101, including:

Required Courses:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 303 - Professional Writing 3 credits
ENG 304 - Advanced Writing 3 credits
ENG 305 - Creative Writing 3 credits
ENG 306 - Technical and Scientific Writing 3 credits
ENG 330 - Introduction to Language and Linguistics 3 credits
ENG 335 - Literary Criticism 3 credits
ENG 498 - Senior Thesis 3 credits
COM 302 - Writing for Mass Communication 3 credits
PHI 102 - Logical Reasoning and Argumentation 3 credits

or PHI 202 

At least 9 elective credits of electives:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

Only one of the following 200 level courses can count toward electives:

ENG 210 - American Literature 1 3 credits
ENG 211 - American Literature 2 3 credits
ENG 220 - British Literature 1 3 credits
ENG 221 - British Literature 2 3 credits
ENG 293 - Genre Studies: Drama 3 credits
ENG 294 - Genre Studies: Poetry 3 credits
ENG 295 - Genre Studies: Fiction 3 credits
ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives 3 credits
ENG 310 - Early American Literature 3 credits
ENG 311 - American Renaissance 3 credits
ENG 312 - American Realism and Naturalism 3 credits
ENG 313 - 20th Century American Literature 3 credits
ENG 320 - Medieval and Renaissance Literature 3 credits
ENG 321 - Shakespeare 1 3 credits
ENG 322 - Shakespeare 2 3 credits
ENG 323 - Major British Authors, 17th Century 3 credits
ENG 324 - Restoration and 18th Century Literature 3 credits
ENG 325 - British Romanticism 3 credits
ENG 326 - Victorian Literature 3 credits
ENG 328 - 20th Century British Literature 3 credits
ENG 400 - Contemporary Trends in Literature 3 credits
ENG 490 - English Internship Variable credits

General Education Core Curriculum

Liberal Arts

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
COL 101 - Introduction to College Experiences 1 credits
PED 100 - Health & Wellness and Activity 1 credits
LAS 101 - Liberal Arts Seminar 1 credits
LAS 401 - Liberal Arts Capstone or LAS 402 - Liberal Arts Capstone 2 credits

Theology

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

One course from:

THE 105 - Introduction to Scripture 3 credits
THE 110 - Introduction to Theology 3 credits

One course in Biblical Theology:

THE 221 - The Book of Genesis 3 credits
THE 225 - History of Israel ♦ 3 credits
THE 227 - Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature 3 credits
THE 228 - Old Testament Prophets 3 credits
THE 230 - The New Testament 3 credits
THE 231 - The Life of Christ 3 credits
THE 234 - Pauline Epistles 3 credits
THE 235 - Romans 3 credits
THE 238 - Hebrews and the General Epistles 3 credits
THE 239 - The Book of Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature 3 credits

One course in Applied Theology:

THE 311 - Christian Faith and Life 3 credits
THE 312 - Theology of Christian Worship 3 credits
THE 331 - Introduction to World Religions ♦ 3 credits
THE 332 - Christ and Culture ♦ 3 credits
THE 350 - Archaeology and the Biblical World 3 credits
PHI 201 - Ethics 3 credits
PHI 202 - Apologetics 3 credits

One course in Systematic Theology:

THE 401 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 1 3 credits
THE 402 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 2 3 credits
THE 411 - Lutheran Confessions 3 credits
THE 421 - Religion in America ♦ 3 credits
THE 441 - History of Christianity 3 credits
THE 442 - History of the Reformations 3 credits
THE 461 - Thought and Life of Martin Luther 3 credits

Professional Development

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

Grade of “C” or better is required.

COM 101 - Introduction to Communication 3 credits
ENG 101 - Writing and Rhetoric 3 credits

Approaches to Individual and Social Questions

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

One Literature course from:

ENG 210 - American Literature 1 3 credits
ENG 211 - American Literature 2 3 credits
ENG 220 - British Literature 1 3 credits
ENG 221 - British Literature 2 3 credits
ENG 293 - Genre Studies: Drama 3 credits
ENG 294 - Genre Studies: Poetry 3 credits
ENG 295 - Genre Studies: Fiction 3 credits
ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives ♦ 3 credits

One History course from:

HIS 101 - American History 1, 1492-1865 3 credits
HIS 102 - American History 2, 1866-1945 3 credits
HIS 111 - European History 1, to - 1500 3 credits
HIS 112 - European History 2, 1500-1850 3 credits
HIS 352 - Islam and the Middle East ♦ 3 credits
HIS 371 - Native American History ♦ 3 credits
HIS 381 - American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1815 3 credits
HIS 383 - American Civil War, 1848-1877 3 credits

One Quantitative Reasoning course from:

MAT 116 - Survey of Contemporary Mathematics 3 credits
MAT 117 - Elementary Statistics 3 credits
MAT 119 - Trigonometry 3 credits
MAT 221 - Calculus 1 4 credits

One Lab Science course from:

ANT 101 - Biological Anthropology ♦ 4 credits
BIO 124 - Plant Science 4 credits
BIO 142 - Microbes - Friends and Foes and BIO 143  3 credits
BIO 202 - Principles of Biology 2 4 credits
CHE 105 - Food and Cooking Chemistry 4 credits
CHE 161 - General Chemistry 1 and CHE 168 - General Chemistry 1 Lab (one additional credit) 4 credits
ESS 182 - Environmental Science 4 credits
PHY 101 - Introduction to Astronomy and PHY 105 - Astronomy Laboratory (one additional credit) 3 credits

or PHY 102 and PHY 105 

One Social Science course from:

ANT 100 - General Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
ANT 322 - Food and Culture ♦ 3 credits
BUS 150 - Introduction to Business 3 credits
BUS 181 - Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
COM 203 - Introduction to Mass and Social Media 3 credits
COM 211 - Small Group Communication 3 credits
COM 260 - Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
COM 309 - Intercultural Communication ♦ 3 credits
PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
POL 110 - Introduction to American Government and Politics 3 credits
POL 290 - Politics and Governments of Developed and Developing Nations ♦ 3 credits
POL 390 - Central Europe: Berlin and Vienna International Travel Course ♦ 3 credits
PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
PSY 120 - Human Growth and Development 3 credits
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology ♦ 3 credits
SPE 240 - Sport Psychology 3 credits

One Fine Arts course from:

ART 110 - Drawing 1 3 credits
ART 120 - Fundamentals of 2-D 3 credits
ART 130 - Fundamentals of 3-D 3 credits
ART 140 - Introductory Web Design - Tools for Every Profession 3 credits
ART 150 - Non-Western Art ♦ 3 credits
MUS 101 - Music Fundamentals 3 credits
MUS 105 - American Popular Music 3 credits
THR 101 - Introduction to Theatre 3 credits
THR 210 - Acting 1 3 credits

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

One cultural diversity course (can be met by a course used to satisfy one of the other GENED requirements indicated by ♦ above):

ANT 100 - General Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 101 - Biological Anthropology 4 credits
ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 104 - Linguistic Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 322 - Food and Culture 3 credits
ART 150 - Non-Western Art 3 credits
COM 309 - Intercultural Communication 3 credits
ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives 3 credits
GER 100 - Navigating Cultural Pitfalls 3 credits
GER 101 - Elementary German 1 4 credits
GER 102 - Elementary German 2 4 credits
HIS 352 - Islam and the Middle East 3 credits
HIS 371 - Native American History 3 credits
POL 290 - Politics and Governments of Developed and Developing Nations 3 credits
POL 390 - Central Europe: Berlin and Vienna International Travel Course 3 credits
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SPA 100 - Hispanic Cultures 3 credits
SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1 4 credits
THE 225 - History of Israel 3 credits
THE 331 - Introduction to World Religions 3 credits
THE 332 - Christ and Culture 3 credits
THE 421 - Religion in America 3 credits

BA Foreign Language

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

For the BA, one of the following:

Completion of three years of a high school foreign language, two of which must be sequential from the same language or completion of a college level foreign language course:

GER 101 - Elementary German 1 ♦ 4 credits
GER 102 - Elementary German 2 ♦ 4 credits
SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1 ♦ 4 credits

Degree Credit Requirements

  • At least 120 degree credits are required for a bachelor’s degree. There is no limit to the number of credits which may be earned in one department.
  • A minimum of 30 of the final 36 credits must be earned in residence to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • Students must also earn at least 15 credits in residence in upper division courses (300 and 400 level) in the major to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • If a major requires a capstone course, it is required to be taken at WLC.
  • At least 9 credits in the minor must be taken at WLC.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved to satisfy the degree requirements. Individual programs may require grade point averages higher than a 2.0 for courses used to satisfy the major.

Suggested General Education Sequencing

  • Freshman : COL 101 (Fall), LAS 101  (Spring), Foreign Language/Foreign Language Diversity, Quantitative Reasoning, ENG 101, COM 101, THE 105/THE 110, ~9 cr. in the major
  • Sophomore: Biblical Theology, PED 100, 1-2 Approaches, declare major

  • Junior: Applied Theology, 1-2 Approaches

  • Senior: Systematic Theology,  1-2 Approaches, LAS 401/LAS 402 

 

(Full general education information may be found here.)

 

 

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