Writing - A.B.
The liberal arts major in Writing is designed to prepare students to become outstanding communicators with a high level of proficiency in the use of the written word. The major stresses both the artistic joy of composition and the practical application of writing skills to communication challenges in everyday life. Graduates may elect to pursue careers as writers, editors, or communications consultants, or may wish to apply their expertise in education, business, or the ministry. With its strong liberal arts emphasis, a Writing major is recommended as an excellent professional degree program. Majors graduate with a range of writing experience in various genres, with exposure to modern composition theory, and with training in the practical application of rhetoric to life. While the program requires a comprehensive study and practice of writing, it also encourages the student to discover his or her best voice and style.
Foreign Language Requirement
All majors will achieve intermediate competency in an ancient or modern foreign language in one of the following ways: 1) completing with a grade of "C" or above, eight high school semesters of a single foreign language, 2) earning a passing grade at the Intermediate II university level, 3) passing an intermediate-level competency exam approved by the coordinator of the foreign language department (usually a CLEP test). The requirement may be waived if English is not the student's first language. Foreign language is not required for the minor in writing.
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