B.A. in English

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
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.
Classical Greco Roman Myth in 20th Century Arts
Women and Film
Modern World Drama
World Lit - Modern Fiction
Classical Greco Roman Mythology 3
Law and Disorder in Literature
Literature for Young Children
Children's Literature
The Literature of Roguery
Drama Since 1970
New Fiction
Feminist Poetry
Topics in Digital Literature and Culture
Development of the American Novel
Modern American Drama
Modern American Novel
Modern American Poetry
African American Novel I
African American Novel II
English Drama to 1642 3
Restoration and 18th Century Drama 3
18th Century British Novel 3
19th Century British Novel
Modern British Novel
Special Topics Children's/Young Adult Literature
Short Fiction
Young Adult Literature
U.S. Multi-Ethnic and World Literatures
African Studies 3
20TH Century Native American Literature
Latina Writing
African Literature
African American Film
African American Literature I 3
African American Literature II
New Black Women Writers in America
Harlem Renaissance
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass 3
Asian American Literature
Themes in Contemporary Literature
Intro to Multi-Ethnic American Literature
American Jewish Novel
Thoughts/Writings of Martin Luther King
African American Urban Literature
Historical Contexts
Women's Literature I 3
Women's Literature II
World Literature I 3
World Literature II
Life, Death, and Disease
Languages of Modernism
Greco Roman, Culture, Myth & Society 3
Literature and Film
American Film
American Themes
American Literature I 3
American Literature II
African American Literature I 3
African American Literature II
English Literature I 3
English Literature II
Victorian Attitudes
Colonial and Revolutionary Literature 3
Medieval Women's Culture 3
Chaucer 3
Early Modern Poetry 3
Milton 3
Shakespeare I 3
Shakespeare II 3
Literature of the Enlightenment 3
The Romantic Movement
Victorian Literature
Modern Irish Literature
Urbanism and the Modern Imagination
Writing Track
Two courses each from the following three categories - Style and Aesthetics, Power and Politics, and Information Literacy, Technology, and Media.
Style and Aesthetics
Introduction to Creative Writing
Poetry Workshop I
Poetry Workshop II
Short Story Workshop I
Short Story Workshop II
Creative Nonfiction Workshop I
Creative Nonfiction Workshop II
Creative Writing Workshop in the Long Form
Stylistics: The Language of Literature
Book History: Introduction
Essay Workshop
Environmental/Experiential Writing: Taking Action
Women Writing: Autobiography
Business and Organizational Writing
Feature Writing
Sports Reporting and Writing
Magazine Article Writing
Autobiographical Acts
African American Autobiography
Document Design
Power and Politics
History of the English Language
Dialects of American English
Sociolinguistic Aspects of English
Strategies for Writing in the Workplace
Writing Tutoring
Introduction to Rhetoric
Multicultural Writing
The Rhetorics of Black Americans
Written Rhetoric: Power, Politics, and Environmental Writing
Propaganda, Power, and Politics
I, Cyborg: Technology, Writing and the Body
African American Autobiography
Activism and Advocacy Writing
Introduction to Visual Rhetoric
Information Literacy, Technology, and Media
Computer Applications in the Humanities
Introduction to Digital Humanities
Views on Literacy
Writing and Computers
Technical Writing
Ethical Issues in Mass Media
Introduction to Film
Composing Cyberspace
Images of School in Film
Technology and the English Classroom
Visual Cultures
Departmental Advanced Requirements
Three seminars from a selection focusing on a specialized topic (ENG 400) 49
English Electives
Departmental electives, minor, or concentration18
Total Minimum Required Credits120

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
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
Year Two
Semester Three
ENG 296
Theory, Meaning, Value
or Black Critical Theory
Foreign Language Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Track - Crossover 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Semester Four
Foreign Language Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Track - Crossover 3
Minor/Etc Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Year Three
Semester Five
Minor/Etc Course 3
Minor/Etc Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Semester Six
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
Minor/Etc Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
Minor/Etc Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Semester Eight
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
Minor/Etc Course 3
Track - Selected 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 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.