Create a versatile career with an English degree from Missouri Western. Our program offers the study of literature as well as writing and critical thinking skills. Communications professionals are in demand in a broad range of fields. You can tailor your English degree with a choice of concentrations to build a program that is unique to your interests and talents.
English (Bachelor of Arts, B.A.)
|ETC 200||Introduction to Technical Communication||3|
|ENG 220||Introduction to Reading Texts||3|
|ENG 232||Language Awareness||3|
|ENG 245||Introduction to Creative Writing||3|
|ENG 301||Advanced Composition||3|
|ENG 302||Modern English Grammar||3|
|ENG 401||Senior Portfolio 1||1|
|or ETC 401||Senior Portfolio|
|Select two literature courses numbered 300 or higher||6|
|Select one of the following concentrations:||23-30|
Creative Writing and Publishing
|Bachelor of Arts Foreign Language Requirement|
|Credit hours in one foreign language||12|
ENG 401 is required for BA-English/Literature majors and ETC 401 is required for BA-English/Technical Communication majors.
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a concentration in Creative Writing and Publishing is designed for aspiring writers, future creative writing teachers in secondary and post-secondary institutions, and students seeking careers in editing and publishing of creative writing whether with literary magazines or publishing houses.
|ENG 385||Creative Writing: Prose||3|
|ENG 386||Creative Writing: Poetry||3|
|ENG 395||The Making of Contemporary Literature: The Mochila Review||3|
|ENG 485||Advanced Creative Writing: Prose||3|
|or ENG 486||Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry|
|ETC 224||Web Content and Design||3|
|ETC 328||Multimedia Authoring||3|
|or ETC 326||Document Design|
|JOU 202||Reporting for the Media||3|
|JOU 308||Copy Editing||3|
|or ETC 408||Technical Editing|
|Total Credit Hours||24|
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a Literature concentration is a broad-based program providing students with a wide perspective on literature, language, and world views. The program prepares students to pursue graduate work in English or related disciplines or to enter areas of the business/professional community seeking people with a broad liberal education.
|ENG 326||Special Topics in Literature||3|
|ENG 340||Literary Theory||3|
|One course from the following:||3|
|Studies in Fiction|
|Studies in Poetry|
|Studies in Drama|
|Studies in Popular Literature|
|ENG 352||Literature in English: Beginnings to 1500||3|
|ENG 353||Literature in English: 1500-1800||3|
|ENG 354||Literature in English: 1800-1860||3|
|ENG 355||Literature in English: 1860-1945||3|
|ENG 357||Literature in English : 1945-Present||3|
|ENG 426||Seminar in Literature||3|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Note: Literature courses completed to fulfill the Major Core requirements will NOT also fulfill the Literature concentration requirements.
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a concentration in Technical Communication is designed for students interested in working as technical writers and/or communication specialists in large organizations. Students interested in pursuing graduate and professional degrees (creative writing, composition and rhetoric, law, library science, etc.) are also advised to select this program.
|ETC 210||Introduction to Digital Humanities||3|
|ETC 316||Internship in Technical Communication||2|
|ETC 340||Content and Design for Technical Communication||3|
|ETC 408||Technical Editing||3|
|ETC 420||Technical Documentation||3|
|ETC 421||Research and Practice in Technical Communication||3|
|ETC 424||Instructional Design||3|
|Select of the following elective courses:||3|
|Web Content and Design|
|Introduction to Web Page Development|
|Introduction to Digital Photography|
|Reporting for the Media|
|Total Credit Hours||23|
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
- Earn 12 credit hours in one foreign language.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.