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    Accreditation

    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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    General

    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
    • ENGL-2120
    • ENGL-2130
    • ENGL-2180
    • ENGL-2190
    Students must take twelve hours chosen from upper-division 4000-level English courses and can choose one of the following writing courses for credit towards a minor in literature.
    • ENGL-3200
    • ENGL-3400
    • ENGL-3405
    • ENGL-4210

    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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).

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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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