B.A. in English

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements 16
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Language Requirement
Must demonstrate language proficiency through the intermediate level (202) 23-12
Departmental Preparatory Requirement
ENG 194Conventions of Reading and Writing3
ENG/LIN 230Introduction to Linguistics3
ENG 295Histories and Texts3
ENG 296Theory, Meaning, Value3
or ENG 206 Black Critical Theory
Departmental Intermediate Requirements
Students choose either the literatures or writings track with two courses required from the nonselected track. (See the department handbook for group descriptions)24
Literatures Track
Two courses each from the following three categories - "genres," "U.S. multiethnic and world literatures," and "historical contexts." Note: Two of the six courses taken must be designated "early" in historical period.
Writing Track
Two courses each from the following three categories - "style and aesthetics," "power and politics," and "information literacy, technology, and media."
Departmental Advanced Requirements
Three seminars from a selection focusing on a specialized topic (ENG 400) 39
English Electives
Departmental electives, minor, or concentration18
Total Minimum Required Credits120
1

 Majors may not take LIT 100LIT 165, or CLS 165. For the humanities requirement, majors must take one history and one philosophy course.

2

If 12 credits are required to complete the language intermediate level, one General Education Student Elective will be lost.

3

CLS 400 and ENG 400 are variable topic courses that may be crosslisted as FLM

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
ENG 194 Conventions of Reading and Writing 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
Foreign Language Course 3
MAT Course 3
SPK Course 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
WRT 200-level 3
ENG 295 Histories and Texts 3
ENG 230 Introduction to Linguistics 3
Foreign Language Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
ENG 296
Theory, Meaning, Value
or Black Critical Theory
3
Foreign Language Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Track - Crossover 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Semester Four
Foreign Language Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Track - Crossover 3
Minor/Etc Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
Minor/Etc Course 3
Minor/Etc Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
Minor/Etc Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
Minor/Etc Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
Minor/Etc Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

Major Specific Notes

NB: I + J are included in the Gen Ed classes listed here.

“Selected” track means the track that the student has selected

“Crossover” means classes from the track that the student is not in.

“Minor/etc” means 18 credits of a formal minor, an approved concentration, or English major electives. Gen ed classes CLS 165, LIT 100, and LIT 165 do not count for English major electives. See English Majors’ Handbook for more requirements related to this section of your program.

Writings track students may only take LIT or CLS (no CLS 350) classes for their track crossover classes.

See English Majors’ Handbook for more requirements.