College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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.

Degree 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)
Public Speaking (3)
ENG 220Applied Grammar2
ENG 221Journalism4
ENG 222Journalism Practicum 12
ENG 227Column Writing2
ENG 228Review Writing2
ENG 320Writing for the Job (and Life) You Want3
ENG 325Creative Writing I4
or ENG 490 Seminar in Literature
ENG 326Topics in Writing (professional writing topics) *4
ENG 365British Literature I: Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration, Enlightenment4
or ENG 366 British Literature II: Romantics, Victorians, Moderns, Post-Moderns
ENG 375World Literature I: Western Classical Literature4
or ENG 376 World Literature II: Geographic or Thematic
ENG 385American Literature I: Beginnings to 18604
or ENG 386 American Literature II: 1860-Present
ENG 420Persuasive Writing on Contemporary Issues3
ENG 498Internship2
ENG 499Framing the Literary Tradition1
Select up to 2 credits of the following to reach 43 credits
Any 200-level or above course in English not already taken
Total Credits43

ENG 326 will be taken twice for a total of 4 credits. 


Must take twice