Jun 20, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

English, Writing Concentration, B.A.


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Curriculum Requirements


This concentration prepares students for the workforce, graduate schools, and professional schools.  A 2.0 or better GPA must be maintained as the overall GPA as well as in all English courses.

1. 124 Semester Hours:


Complete a maximum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.  The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.  Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in the following courses:  ENG 1110 , ENG 1210 , ENG 1300  or ENG 1400 , and ENG 1500 .

2. General Education Requirement:


Complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study.

ENG 1110 English Composition I *

ENG 1210 English Composition II  (3)*

PHIL 2210 Ethics  (Recommended)*

3. Program Requirements:


Program Notes:


Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in English, Writing Concentration

(Effective Fall 2008)

For key to symbols used, see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

*  ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )   **

MFL 1192  -  Elementary (Critical Language) II ( 3 )  )**

*  MATH 1100  -  College Algebra and Trigonometry I ( 3 )  

*  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

*  HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 16

Spring Semester

*  ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

*  SOSC GEC Requirement 2 (3)

*  MATH GEC Requirement (3)

*  HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )  

^  MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )   or

^  MSCM 2200  -  Introduction to Public Speaking ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

*  GEC Science Requirement I (3)

*  HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

*  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

^  ENG 1500  -  Writing about Literature ( 3 )  

General Elective (6)

Semester Hours: 17

Spring Semester

*  GEC Science Requirement 2 (3)

^  ENG 2310  -  British Literature I ( 3 )   or

^  ENG 2320  -  British Literature II ( 3 )  

^^  ENG 2115  -  Introduction to Linguistics ( 3 )  

^^  ENG 2105  -  Introduction to Technical Writing ( 3 )  

General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

^  ENG 3110  -  Advanced English Grammar ( 3 )  

^  ENG 3120  -  Advanced Composition ( 3 )  

^  ENG 3300  -  Applied Literary Criticism ( 3 ) or

^  ENG 4000  -  The History of the English Language ( 3 )  

^  ENG 3310  -  American Literature I ( 3 ) or

^  ENG 3320  -  American Literature II ( 3 )  

 

General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

^  ENG 3410  -  African American Literature I ( 3 )  or

^  ENG 3420  -  African American Literature II ( 3 )  

^^  ENG 3700  -  Creative Writing: Prose ( 3 )  or

^^  ENG 3800  -  Creative Writing: Poetry ( 3 )   or

^^ ENG 3910  -  Creative Writing: Nonfiction ( 3 )   or

^^  DRAM 3040  -  Beginning Playwriting ( 3 )  

***^^ Writing Concentration Elective (3)

***^^ Writing Concentration Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

***^^ Writing Concentration Elective (3)

***^^ Writing Concentration Elective (3)

***^^ Writing Concentration Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

^^  ENG 4910  -  Theories of Writing ( 3 )  

***^^  Writing Concentration Elective (3)

***^^  Writing Concentration Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

General Elective (1-3)

Semester Hours: 16-18

 

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 124

Key to symbols used:

Distribution of Hours

* GEC Requirements - 39

^ English Writing Core Courses - 24

^^ Writing Concentration Requirements & Electives - 33

General Electives - 28

***Writing Concentration Electives:

ENG 3300  -  Applied Literary Criticism ( 3 )  

ENG 4800  -  Independent Study ( 3 )  

MSCM 3510  -  Advanced Reporting ( 3 )  

MSCM 3520  -  Copy Editing ( 3 )  

MSCM 3530

MSCM 3540  -  Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines ( 3 )  

MUSL 3560  -  Choral and Instrumental Methods ( 3 )  

DRAM 3040  -  Beginning Playwriting ( 3 )  

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