Writing & Linguistics
Welcome! The Department of Writing & Linguistics at Georgia Southern University is the only independent writing department in Georgia. Our B.A. in Writing and Linguistics offers coursework in four areas: Creative Writing, Linguistics, Professional and Technical Writing, and Writing Studies.
The Department also designs and teaches First-Year Writing (ENGL 1101 and 1102), a two-semester sequence in composition required of all of incoming freshmen. In addition to the major, we offer a minor in writing—a valuable complement to any major—as well as an online graduate certificate in applied linguistics/TESOL.
Our class sizes are among the smallest on campus. Your professor will get to know you and offer one-on-one feedback and guidance. We prepare you to succeed in college and beyond by providing a solid foundation in critical and creative thinking, effective writing skills for a variety of purposes and audiences, and familiarity with current technologies. As scholars, technical writers, poets, essayists, fiction writers, former journalists, and business writers, our dedicated faculty practice what they teach.
We also sponsor the annual Student Success in Writing Conference; The Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy; the University Writing Center; and the Georgia Southern Writing Project, a satellite site of the National Writing Project.
We offer our majors multiple writing awards, internships, publication opportunities, and involvement in student organizations. Click here to learn more about the events, conferences, lectures, and visiting writers the department hosts, and here to learn how you can gain valuable professional development experience. Meet some of our alumni and majors here.
Whether you want to study the craft of language, hone your writing skills or be ready for the workplace that awaits you, the B.A. in Writing & Linguistics shows employers you’re a critical thinker with excellent writing skills. Click here to learn more about the areas of study within the major, or here for contact information.
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