CLASS

Bachelor of Arts


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Advisement

Writing and Linguistics majors are advised in the CLASS Advisement Center. Contact Christy Curley for more information.

 


Program Admission Criteria

Students must have an institutional GPA of 2.0 or higher to become a major in Writing and Linguistics.

 


Undergraduate Course Catalog

Click here for the Georgia Southern University official undergraduate catalog.

 


Honors in Writing and Linguistics

To graduate with Honors in Writing and Linguistics, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of UHON 4191 over three semesters
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation

 


Other Program Requirements

Writing and Linguistics majors must earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the major, including Area F courses.

 


Core Curriculum Requirements, Areas A-E

The common core curriculum consists of the 42 hours in Areas A-E. The final 18 hours consist of 1000- and 2000-level courses specific to the individual major.

For more about Areas A1-E, click here.

  • Area A1—Communications Skills (6 hrs)
  • Area A2—Quantitative Skills (3 hrs)
  • Area B—Global Engagement (4 hrs)
  • Area C—Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics (6 hrs)
  • Area D—Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology (11 hrs)
  • Area E—Social Sciences (12 hrs)

 

AND
Health and Physical Activities (4 hrs)

  • HLTH 1520 Healthful Living (2)
  • KINS Physical Education Activities (2)

 

AND
Orientation (2 hrs)

  • FYE 1220 First Year Seminar (2)

 


Core Curriculum Requirements, Area F, and Additional Requirements

The final 18 hours (Area F) consist of 1000- and 2000-level courses specific to the individual major.

Area F—Courses Appropriate to Major (18 hrs)

Select 9-18 hrs from the following:

  • LING 2090 Selected Topics in Writing and Linguistics (3)
  • WRIT 2090 Selected Topics in Writing and Linguistics (3)
  • WRIT 2131 Everyday Creative Writing (3)
  • WRIT 2133 Forms in Creative Writing (3)
  • WRIT 2230 Careers in Writing and Linguistics (3)
  • WRIT 2533 Writers on Writing (3)
  • WRIT 2535 Writing and Place (3)

 

AND
Foreign Language through 2002 or its equivalent (0-6 hrs)

 

AND
Additional courses from the following (not taken in Area B, C, or E) (need 0-3 hrs):

  • CISM 1110 Computer Applications (1) and CISM 1120 Computer Concepts (2)
  • COMM 1100 Introduction to Human Communication (3)
  • ENGL 2111 World Literature I (3)
  • ENGL 2112 World Literature II (3)
  • FILM 2331 Introduction to Film Studies (3)
  • GCM 1321 Desktop Publishing (2) and GCM 1411 Desktop Publishing Lab (1)
  • IT 1130 Introduction to Information Technology (3)
  • WGST 2530 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (3)
  • WRIT 2130 Technical Communication (3)
  • WRIT 2531 Introduction to Screenwriting (3)

 


Common Body of Knowledge Courses (12 hrs)

Majors must complete at least two common body of knowledge courses with a minimum grade of C before attempting 4000-5000 level classes.

  • LING 3630 Language and Linguistic Theory (3)
  • WRIT 3130 Creative Writing (3)
  • WRIT 3220 Foundations in Professional and Technical Writing (3)
  • WRIT 3531 Introduction to Writing Studies (3)

 


Upper Division Requirements (21 hrs)

Select one of the following Processes of Writing and Language courses:

  • LING 4333 Semantics (3)
  • WRIT 3233 Technical and Professional Editing (3)
  • WRIT 3234 Research Methods for Technical and Professional Writers (3)
  • WRIT 3520 Revision, Grammar and Culture (3)

 

AND

Select one (3-6 hrs) from the following Capstone Experience courses:

  • WRIT 4790 Internship in Writing and Linguistics (3-6)
  • WRIT 5430 Advanced Poetry Writing (3)
  • WRIT 5530 Sociolinguistics (3) OR LING 5530 Sociolinguistics (3)
  • WRIT 5531 Advanced Creative Nonfiction (3)
  • WRIT 5540 Advanced Fiction Writing (3)
  • WRIT 5650 Writing for Publication (3)
  • WRIT 5930 Technical Writing (3)

 

AND

Select an additional 4-5 classes from the following upper-division courses in the major as approved by advisor:

Creative Writing

  • WRIT 3140 Writing for Young Readers (3)
  • WRIT 4130 Creative Non-fiction (3)
  • WRIT 4430 Poetry Writing (3)
  • WRIT 4530 Fiction Writing (3)
  • WRIT 5430 Advanced Poetry Writing (3)
  • WRIT 5531 Advanced Creative Nonfiction (3)
  • WRIT 5540 Advanced Fiction Writing (3)
  • WRIT 5632 Writing Flash Prose (3)

 

Linguistics

  • LING 3030 Selected Topics in Linguistics (3)
  • LING 3031 Phonology (3)
  • LING 3032 Syntax (3)
  • LING 3131 Greek and Latin Vocabulary (3)
  • LING 3337 Language, Power, and Politics (3)
  • LING 3338 Language and Law (3)
  • LING 3533 Introduction to Language (3)
  • LING 4133 Gullah and Geechee Language and Culture (3)
  • LING 4333 Semantics (3)
  • LING 5130 Modern English Grammar (3)
  • LING 5330 History of the English Language (3)
  • LING 5530 Sociolinguistics (3)

 

Professional Writing

  • WRIT 3030 Selected Topics in Writing (3)
  • WRIT 3130 Tutoring Writing (3)
  • WRIT 3131 Teaching Writing (3)
  • WRIT 3230 Writing in the Workplace (3)
  • WRIT 3232 Document Creation for Technical and Professional Writers (3)
  • WRIT 3233 Technical and Professional Editing (3)
  • WRIT 3234 Research Methods for Technical and Professional Writers (3)
  • WRIT 3430 Linguistics and Grammar for Teachers (3)
  • WRIT 3433 Comic Book Writing in American Culture (3)
  • WRIT 3435 Writing and Healing (3)
  • WRIT 3520 Revision, Grammar and Culture (3)
  • WRIT 4550 Literacy and Identity (3)
  • WRIT 4560 Writing Argument (3)
  • WRIT 4570 Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture (3)
  • WRIT 4790 Internship in Writing and Linguistics (1-6)
  • WRIT 5030 Selected Topics in Writing (3)
  • WRIT 5130 Modern English Grammar (3)
  • WRIT 5330 History of English Language (3)
  • WRIT 5530 Sociolinguistics (3)
  • WRIT 5550 Technologies of Writing (3)
  • WRIT 5633 Writing the Body (3)
  • WRIT 5650 Writing for Publication (3)
  • WRIT 5930 Technical Writing (3)

 


Minor Requirements for Writing and Linguistics Majors (15 hrs)

This information pertains to Writing and Linguistics majors. For information about the Writing and Linguistics minor, click here.

  • All Writing and Linguistics majors are required to have a minor (15 hrs) unless they have a second major.
  • A Writing and Linguistics major may not minor in Linguistics or Professional and Technical Writing. A Linguistics major may not minor in Writing or Professional and Technical Writing.
  • For students who are dual majors, the coursework for the second major may count for the minor requirement.

 


Electives

Electives (12 hrs) are to be approved by advisor.

 


Contact Us

Questions? Contact Department Chair Dr. Dan Bauer or Christy Curley in the CLASS Advisement Center.

Last updated: 1/14/2015

Department of Writing & Linguistics • P.O. Box 8026 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0739