2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

English, Literature (GPS)


This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Term One


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete ENG 1100  with C or better

Term Two


  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Beginning Language Course (1020 level) Credit Hour(s): 3*
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Three


  • American Survey ENG 3310  or ENG 3320  
  • British Survey: ENG 3210  or ENG 3220  or ENG 3230  
  • Language 2010 - Intermediate Language I
  • Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete one MTH course

Term Four


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; Complete ENG 2100  with C or better; Complete ENG 3060  with C or better; Complete one LAN course.

Term Five


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Six


  • Lit Studies Course ENG 4200-4470 Credit Hour(s): 3
  • WSU Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Lit Studies Course ENG 4200-4470 Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Wright State Science Course Credit Hour(s): 4
  • Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better;  Complete 20 upper-level credits.

Term Seven


  • ENG Practicum - ENG 4110  or ENG 4190  Credit Hour(s): 3
  • ENG Course - Lit Studies Course ENG 4200-4470 Credit Hour(s): 3
  • English Upper-Level Elective ENG 3010-4990 Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 4

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Eight


  • ENG Course - Lit Studies Course ENG 4200-4470 Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • English Upper-Level Elective ENG 3010-4990 Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 12 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Note(s):


**An approved upper level study abroad course may satisfy this requirement. See Department chair for approval.

Program Description


The English major provides a balanced program of introductory and advanced work in English and American literature, world literature in English, English language and linguistics, and writing. The program offers students the chance to engage in a major humanistic discipline, the study of literature, which is challenging and enriching in itself. The English major also provides sound professional training for those interested in high school or college teaching, the teaching of English as a second language, business or technical writing, or graduate work. And the program is an excellent background for students entering professional schools or planning business careers.

The English major offers four concentrations, which have been designed to meet the needs of students with a general interest in literature and of those with special interests in writing or teaching. Students seeking a strong background in literature, history, theory, and analysis should take the general concentration in English, which combines the historical and critical study of literature with innovative approaches to critical methods, women’s studies, nontraditional literatures, and non-Western literature in English.

Career Opportunities


For career information, please visit Wright State University Career Services:

http://www.wright.edu/careerservices

Campus Contact Information


Department of English Language and Literature
470 Millett Hall
937.775.3136
fax: 937.775.2707
english@wright.edu
http://www.wright.edu/cola/Dept/eng/

Additional Comments


Academic success resources (math, writing, tutoring): http://www.wright.edu/uc/success/

Admissions: http://www.wright.edu/admissions/

Financial Aid: http://www.wright.edu/financialaid/

Transitional Advising WebPage (TAP): http://www.wright.edu/semesters-advising