May 18, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Writing Concentration, English Studies, B.S.

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English Studies

Lisa Gim
Associate Professors
Assistant Professors
Judith Budz Steven Edwards DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld
Chola Chisunka Frank Mabee Katharine Covino-Poutasse
Lisa Gim Joseph Moser Wendy Keyser
Patrice Gray Angela Nastasee-Carder Elisabet Takehana
Michael Hoberman Kisha Tracy Diego Ubiera
Aruna Krishnamurthy Heather Urbanski  
Irene Martyniuk    
Thomas Murray    
Benjamin Railton    

Objectives for the Program in English Studies

Through a variety of specialized programs, English majors can obtain a bachelor of arts English-Literature, bachelor of arts English-Professional Writing, bachelor of arts English- Initial Licensure, and bachelor of science English-Literature, bachelor of science English-Professional Writing, bachelor of science English-Initial Licensure.

The English Studies program offers students a) knowledge of the broad field of literature in English, b) in-depth knowledge of its diverse aspects, c) the reading, writing, and research tools for exploring the field and its boundaries, and d) ample opportunity for hands-on experience in related fields.

Requirements for the Major in English Studies

Approaches to English Studies (ENGL 2999 ) provides an introduction to the discipline. All English majors must satisfactorily complete the course by the end of their sophomore year. Transfer students must take ENGL 2999  during their first year at the university, unless exempted by the department chair, based on evaluation of transfer course work. English majors in all concentrations must fulfill common core requirements, including the Senior Capstone. See individual tracks for specific requirements in addition to the above.


Core Courses for All English Studies Concentrations

All English Majors are required to take 21 credits from the following courses:

Three Literature Surveys

One Upper Level Literature: 4000 Level 3 cr.

One Upper Level Writing Intensive 3 cr.

Jr/Sr Writing requirement is met through one of the following writing intensive courses (select from)

Capstone 3 cr.

BS in English Studies—Professional Writing

This program is available for students who choose not to fulfill the requirements for foreign language proficiency at the second-year level. All other requirements are the same as for the Bachelor of Arts in English-Professional Writing .

Double Majors

Students with double majors in English Studies and Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, or Special Education are working toward a BS degree and are exempt from foreign language proficiency requirement.

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