English with an Emphasis in Journalism and Professional Writing Major (BA Traditional)
In the English major, students will gain broad-based knowledge of literature from all periods and from around the world. They will learn to write clearly and persuasively, think independently, create original ideas, present alternative viewpoints and solve problems. Concordia University students develop these skills by working closely with knowledgeable faculty dedicated to relationship-based education through discussion, debate, course presentations, one-on-one consultations with professors and supervised writing projects. Students have many opportunities to apply the skills learned in the classroom to practical hands-on situations, such as writing for The Sword student newspaper, tutoring students in the Writing Center, student teaching or gaining internship experience at a local business. Journalism/Professional Writing is one of the three areas of emphasis available to students.
General Education Requirements
All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.
Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.
|College Writing (3)|
|Introduction to Literature (3)|
|Interpersonal Communication (3)|
or COM 213
|Public Speaking (3)|
|ENG 220||Applied Grammar||2|
|ENG 222||Journalism Practicum 1||2|
|ENG 227||Column Writing||2|
|ENG 228||Review Writing||2|
|ENG 320||Writing for the Job (and Life) You Want||3|
|ENG 325||Creative Writing I||4|
|or ENG 490||Seminar in Literature|
|ENG 326||Topics in Writing (professional writing topics) *||4|
|ENG 365||British Literature I: Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration, Enlightenment||4|
|or ENG 366||British Literature II: Romantics, Victorians, Moderns, Post-Moderns|
|ENG 375||World Literature I: Western Classical Literature||4|
|or ENG 376||World Literature II: Geographic or Thematic|
|ENG 385||American Literature I: Beginnings to 1860||4|
|or ENG 386||American Literature II: 1860-Present|
|ENG 420||Persuasive Writing on Contemporary Issues||3|
|ENG 499||Framing the Literary Tradition||1|
|Select up to 2 credits of the following to reach 43 credits|
Any 200-level or above course in English not already taken
ENG 326 will be taken twice for a total of 4 credits.
Must take twice