English Studies Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
English Studies prepares students for the analytical work necessary in the 21st century economy. Grounded in critical reading and writing, the English Studies curriculum offers students the opportunity to study language, diverse literature, theories, genres, and writing practices. Further, the curriculum provides students with opportunities to gain experience developing projects to help solve problems in the community. In addition to these areas of studies, students have the option to focus their 400–level courses on one of the following tracks: professional and public writing or literature and humanities.
A degree in English Studies prepares students for numerous careers and post-baccalaureate work. Some of these careers include work in publishing, editing, content writing, and business. Students are also prepared for graduate level work in Library Science, Law, Education, English (all sub disciplines), Communication, and many others.
|Pre-Major Requirements–see admission requirements for remaining requirements for the common departmental pre-major|
|ENGL 250||INTRODUCTION TO GENRE||5|
|ENGL 271||INTRODUCTION TO POETRY||5|
|ENGL 200||INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH STUDIES||1|
|ENGL 273||INTRODUCTION TO THEORY||5|
|ENGL 401||ADVANCED COMPOSITION||5|
|Cultural Competency–choose one||5|
|ENGLISH: HISTORIES AND VARIETIES|
|A GLOBAL VIEW THROUGH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE|
|SURVEY OF NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE|
|CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE|
|WOMEN, LITERATURE AND SOCIAL CHANGE|
|TOPICS IN LITERATURE AND CULTURE|
|STUDIES IN EPIC FANTASY|
|PRINT LAYOUT AND CONTENT DESIGN|
|Professional Writing–choose one||5|
|WRITING FOR THE PROFESSIONS|
|PUBLIC RHETORICS AND WRITING ECOLOGIES|
|WRITING WEB CONTENT|
|Literary Histories–choose one||5|
|SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I|
|SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II|
|BRITISH LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS THROUGH 18TH CENTURY|
|BRITISH LITERATURE II: ROMANTICISM TO THE PRESENT|
|LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE|
|Theory and Methods–choose one||5|
|POST COLONIAL THEORY|
|WRITING AND RHETORICAL THEORY|
|REMIX STUDIES: CULTURAL AND RHETORICAL THEORY|
|Required Concentration–choose two courses||10|
Literature and Humanities Concentration
|SEMINAR IN LITERATURE I: MAJOR AUTHORS|
|SEMINAR IN LITERATURE II: STUDIES IN GENRE|
|SEMINAR IN LITERATURE III: LITERARY ERAS|
|SEMINAR IN LITERATURE IV: SPECIAL TOPICS|
|LITERATURE OF THE PNW|
|LGBT WRITERS: THEIR LIVES AND THEIR WORKS|
Public and Professional Writing and Rhetoric Concentration
|PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING|
|ENGL 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE||5|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who earn a BA in English Studies at EWU should be able to do the following:
- analyze texts by considering diverse purposes, contexts, and genres;
- design a project that is appropriate for the rhetorical situation;
- produce texts for specific purposes using appropriate genre and mode;
- use theoretical frameworks to address social or communication problems.