Bachelor of Arts in English: Journalism Concentration

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses 12
   
Second Semester 15
ENG 102  English Composition II OR Equivalent 3
General Education Courses 12
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ENG 167  Journalism I 3
Literature Core Course
3
Writing Core Course
3
General Education OR Elective Courses
6
   
Fourth Semester 15
ENG 169  Journalism II 3
Literature Core Course
3
Writing Core Course
3
General Education OR Elective Courses
6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
ENG 334  Newspaper Reporting 3
Literature Core Course
3
Writing Core Course
3
General Education OR Elective Courses
6
   
Sixth Semester 15
ENG 312  Journalism III 3
Literature Core Course
3
General Education OR Elective Courses 
9
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
ENG 499  English Studies Capstone Class 3
Any Journalism Elective 3
General Education OR Elective Courses 9
   
Eighth Semester 15
Any Journalism Elective 3
General Education OR Elective Courses 12
Total 120

All English majors are required to take two writing intensive courses from among the following: ENG 334, 337, 448.

42 of the 120 credits must be 300- or 400-level courses.

Program Requirements

Creating Writing Core (select one)

  • ENG 376  Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENG 377  Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENG 378  Creative Writing: Drama
  • ENG 495  Creative Writing Seminar
  • ENG 590  Summer Institute for Teachers and Writers

Literature Core (select one)

  • ENG 301  Brit Literature I
  • ENG 302  Brit Literature II
  • ENG 315  Survey of American Woman Writers
  • ENG 325  World Lit to 1600
  • ENG 326  World Lit from 1600
  • ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I
  • ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II

Language and Linguistics Core (select one)

  • ENG 345  Grammar and Usage
  • ENG 346  History of English Language
  • ENG 347  Introduction to Linguistics

Composition and Literacy Core (select one)

  • ENG 308  Research for Writers
  • ENG 352  Stud.in Writing
  • ENG 372  Comp Theory and Teaching of Writing
  • ENG 375  Advanced Writing
  • ENG 590  Summer Institute for Teachers and Writers

Special Topics (select three)

  • ENG 320  Multimedia Journalism
  • ENG 350  Journalism Genres
  • ENG 351  Publish the Mag
  • ENG 419  Internship
  • ENG 481  Old/Mid English
  • ENG 484  19TH Cent Lit.
  • ENG 485  20th Cent Lit.
  • ENG 487  Amer Literary Genres
  • ENG 489  Eng Literary Genres

Special Experience

  • ENG 499  English Capstone Class

Journalism Courses

  • ENG 167  Journalism I
  • ENG 169  Journalism II
  • ENG 312  Journalism III
  • ENG 334  Newspaper Rep

Journalism Electives (select two)

  • ENG 306  Press Law and Ethics
  • ENG 320  Multimedia Journalism
  • ENG 351  Publish the Mag
  • ENG 354  Amer. Journ.
  • ENG 350  Journalism Genres
  • ENG 419  Internship