Writing

  • Overview

    WPU’s Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to build the skills for creating well-crafted documents for immediate, practical use.  

    Even as today’s workplace becomes increasingly technological and mechanized, employers identify mastery of language as the skill most lacking in recent college graduates. If you are seeking an edge to distinguish yourself as a writer, look no further. The Writing major combines a focus on close reading and argument with a contemporary application of such skills to digital media to prepare you for a career in emerging fields that demand linguistic precision in technological contexts. Coursework includes core classes in professional writing, social media, communications research and advanced grammar, and a wide range of electives enable you to tailor your program according to your interests and career goals.

    Explore Writing at WPU
    WPU Students are equipped and prepared for various careers because of their knowledge and understanding of the written word
  • Courses

    The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.

    Bachelor of Arts in Writing

    Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours
    Writing Core Courses 30 credit hours
    Writing Elective Courses 6 credit hours
    General Electives 35 credit hours
    Total credit hours for the B.A. in Writing 120 credit hours

     

    Writing Core Courses
    30 credit hours
    COM 211: Interactive and Social Media 3
    COM 230: Media Writing 3
    Any Additional 200 Level COM Course 3
    COM 300: Communications Research 3
    Any Additional 300 Level COM Course 3
    Any 200 Level ENG Course 3
    ENG 312: Advanced Topics in Writing 3
    ENG 314: Professional Writing 3
    ENG 316: Advanced Grammar 3
    Any 400 Level ENG Course 3
    Writing Elective Courses (choose 6 additional credit hours)
     6 credit hours
    COM 105/106: Peace Times
    Any Additional 200 Level COM Course
    Any Additional 300 Level COM Course
    Any 400 Level COM Course
    ENG 147: PRISM
    ENG 185: Introduction to Creative Writing
    Any Additional 300 Level ENG Course
    Any Additional 400 Level ENG Course

    Note:

    • All 200 level English courses also fulfill the 200 level Liberal Education Writing Requirement and may count as CTC (Critical Thinking about Culture and Society) courses. The same 200 level ENG course cannot fulfill your Liberal Education Writing Requirement and count as a CTC course.
    • All 300 level ENG courses also fulfill the Liberal Education Upper Level Writing requirement.
    • You cannot double count more than two courses in the Writing minor as Liberal Education courses.

     

    General Electives
    35 credit hours
    Must complete 35 elective credit hours 35

     

    Minor

    Minor in Writing
    18 credit hours
    Required Courses:
    COM 230: Media Writing 3
    Any Two 300 Level ENG Courses 3
    Choose 9 additional hours from the following courses:
    COM 105/106: Peace Times 3
    Any Additional 200 Level COM Course 3
    Any 300 Level COM Course 3
    Any 400 Level COM Course 3
    ENG 147: PRISM 3
    ENG 185: Introduction to Creative Writing 3
    Any Additional 300 Level ENG Course 3
    Any 400 Level ENG Course 3
  • Faculty
    Assistant Professor of English
    Division Chair of Humanities and Professor of English
    Associate Professor of English
    Associate Professor of English
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