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The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Credit and transfer
Total semester hours required:
No course with the same number may be taken twice for credit toward the minor in literature.
Students must take one of the following:
ENGL-2110 - World Literature
A survey of important works of world literature. Required for English majors. Course equivalents ENGL 2111 and ENGL 2112.
ENGL-2120 - British Literature
A survey of important works of British literature. Required for English majors.
ENGL-2130 - American Literature
A survey of important works of American Literature. Required for English majors. Course equivalents ENGL 2131 and ENGL 2132.
ENGL-2180 - Studies in African-American Literature
An examination of representative African-American literary texts, with particular attention to the defining aesthetic principles of the tradition.
ENGL-2190 - Studies in Literature by Women
An exploration of significant literary texts by female authors, with particular attention to the emergence of what might be called a female aesthetic and issues of gender identity.
ENGL-3000 - Research and Methodology
A gateway course that introduces students to representative critical approaches that they will encounter in the major. Emphasis will be given to research skills, methodology and analytical writing. Required for the major and minor in English. Only six hours of upper division work may be taken before the completion of this course. Enrollment requires permission of academic coordinator. Not offered in the summer session.
ENGL-3200 - Intermediate Creative Writing
An introduction to the genre-specific workshop in either fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or play writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours as topics vary. No more than 2 courses may be counted toward the major in English. Pre-requisites: ENGL 2060 or XIDS 2100 (The Creative Process).
ENGL-3400 - Pedagogy and Writing
This class serves as a survey of major foundational philosophies and pedagogical practices in the field of Rhetoric and Composition. The course works to connect such theories to meaningful practice in the instruction of writing. Built in components include research, both reflective and theoretical writing, and field experiences in both college classrooms and the University Writing Center.
ENGL-3405 - Professional and Technical Writing
Intensive practice in composing powerful audience-driven documents in a variety of real-world business, professional and technical contexts. Students will also learn how to make effective business-related presentations supported with appropriate documentary and visual aids.
ENGL-4210 - Advanced Creative Writing
An intensive writing experience in one of the following genres: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or playwriting. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.
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