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BA in English – Journalism

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  • (MINIMUM 45 CREDITS)
    Completion of this concentration prepares one for a career as a newspaper reporter, staff radio/TV writer, corporate publications writer, speechwriter, public advocate, researcher, or online newswriter. Continued study may include a master’s degree in journalism, creative writing or public administration, or a master’s and doctorate in communication.

    Course requirements for completion follow. Course codes with asterisks (*) have prerequisite or corequisite courses. These prerequisites and corequisites are listed with the course descriptions that follow.

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 
    ENGL 213* Introduction to the Study of Literature 3
    ENGL 412* Capstone Seminar 3
    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of six credits in British and six credits in American literature courses. One British literature course must cover a period before1789 and one course must be a survey. One American literature course must cover a period before 1900 and one must be a survey.
    ENGL 333* British Literature through the
    Early Renaissance (to 1603)
    3
    ENGL 334* British Literature: Late Renaissance
    through Enlightenment (1603–1785)
    3
    ENGL 335* British Literature: Romantic and
    Victorian Literature (1785–1901)
    3
    ENGL 336* Modern and Contemporary British Literature (1901 to the present) 3
    ENGL 337* American Literature through the
    Romantic Period (to 1865)
    3
    ENGL 338* American Literature: Realism to the
    Modern Age (1865–1929)
    3
    ENGL 339* Modern and Contemporary American Literature (1929–present) 3
    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of three credits from the following language courses.
    ENGL 341* History of the English Language 3
    ENGL 343* Linguistics: Language, Culture and
    Communications
    3
    ENGL 359* Grammar and Usage 3
    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of 21 credits from the following journalism courses.
    ENGL 375* Journalism Workshop 3
    ENGL 377* Writing Popular Criticism 3
    ENGL 378* Editing in Contemporary Media 3
    ENGL 379* History of U.S. Media 3
    ENGL 381* Writing the News Story 3
    ENGL 382* Sportswriting 3
    ENGL 388* Writing the Feature Story 3
    ENGL 391* Persuasive Writing 3
    ENGL 393* Public Relations 3
    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of three credits from the following journalism workshop courses.
    ENGL 401* Independent Study in Journalism
    3
    SPFD X320 Seminar in Cooperative Education
    3