2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog/Student Handbook 
    Jun 02, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog/Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, Writing Concentration, B.A.

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Requirements For All English Majors

  1. A minimum of 39 credits is required within the English major.
  2. Completion of at least two college semesters of one foreign language is required, unless during high school the student has (a) completed three years of study of one foreign language, or (b) completed two years of study in each of two foreign languages. A student may also satisfy the foreign language requirement by passing a proficiency examination designed nationally and administered locally.
  3. Students who transfer into the English major from other institutions must complete 21 credit hours in English at Westfield State University.

Students may satisfy 3 of the required 6 credits in the Literary and Philosophical analysis area of the core with any of the courses on the following list. English Education students may satisfy all 6 of the required Literary and Philosophical analysis credits with courses from this list.

Requirements for the Writing Concentration - 39 Credits

Students completing the Writing Concentration take six courses or 18 credits in the Literature area, as defined below, and seven courses or 21 credits in the Writing area for a total of 39 credits.

Writing - 21 Credits

A total of seven courses (21 credits) is required from the following categories. A minimum of one course per category is required.

Additional Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements  and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core  .

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