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II. English - Rhetoric and Professional Writing Option

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II. English - Rhetoric and Professional Writing Option(120 Hours)

Requirements in this degree are a core of eighteen hours of 300-400 level classes, twelve to eighteen hours of electives from the list of approved courses, and the option of one or two electives – with the approval of advisor – of any English or Humanities course at any level. Required courses/core (18 hours): 301, 302, 360, 362, and 460 or 461 (Prerequisite of ENGLISH 402 or 403 required for 461). One transnational lit course (chosen in consultation with advisor) from 370, 371, 372, 373, 460, or 461. Electives (18 hours): 308, 336, 354, 355, 358, 361, 363, 375, 401, 402, 405, 410, 458, 461, 475, 476, 495, any creative writing course deemed appropriate by CW faculty, the student, and her or his advisor.
First Year
First TermHours
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Humanities [HUM]13
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Electives4
Second TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]4
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives6
Second Year
First TermHours
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
ENGLISH 301, or Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
ENGLISH 3023
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]4
Electives3
Second TermHours
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENGLISH 3603
ENGLISH 3623
ENGLISH 370, 371, 372, or 3733
Elective3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Rhetoric / Professional Writing Electives6
Electives9
Second TermHours
300-400-level Rhetoric / Professional Writing Electives6
Electives9
Fourth Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Rhetoric / Professional Writing Electives6
300-400-level Electives6
Second TermHours
ENGLISH 460 or 46123
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Electives9

Footnotes

1At least one from HUMANITY 101, 103, 302, 303, 304, 335, 350, 410, or 450 is required. Upper-division HUMANITY courses are not recommended for first-year students.
2Prerequisite of ENGLISH 402 or 403 required for ENGLISH 461.
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