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

English, Professional Writing (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; complete ENG 2100  with C or better

Term Three


  • ENG Survey - Choose from area A, B, or C Credit Hour(s): 3** 
  • Intermediate Language Course (2010 level) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course - Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course - Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete one MTH course. For Lit Survey, complete one course in any area (A, B, or C).

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 a C or better. For Lit Survey, choose different area (A, B, or C). Complete one LAN course.

Term Five


  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Sci Course - Wright State Science Course Credit Hour(s): 4
  • CoLA Methods - Research Methods (see DARS for choices) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • ENG Elective - Upper level English elective ENG 3010-4490 Credit Hour(s): 3
  • ENG Course - Lit Studies Course ENG 4200-4470 Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete ENG 3050  

Term Six


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete ENG 3060 ; complete 20 upper-level credits

Term Seven


Total: 12 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Eight


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Note(s):


*Languages include Arabic (ARA), American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese (CHI), French (FR), German (GER), Greek (GR), Latin (LAT), and Spanish (SPN).

**Group a (British) ENG 3210-3230; B (American) ENG 3310-3320; C (Non-national) ENG 3200-3440. Students must take one survey each from two areas.

***Students take either ENG 4640 twice with different topics or ENG 4640 plus ENG 4920. Students should speak to the internship coordinator during their junior year.

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.

The concentration in English with an emphasis on professional writing gives interested students a strong combination of literature and professional writing instruction, including course work in business and technical writing, and journalism.

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