About the Field
In addition to preparing students for graduate study in law, education, English, journalism, business and social work, the B.A. in English with a Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric provides excellent preparation for careers such as: advertising, broadcasting, communications, editing, fundraising, grant writing, government, lobbying, marketing, politics, public relations, research, Web design and writing.
To be admitted to this program you must:
- Have a minimum overall grade-point high school average of 75% or higher
- Submit a high school transcript
- Transfer students must present an overall grade-point average of 2.0
- Submit a completed application to the Office of Admissions (see Submitting an Application for Admission)
Submitting an Application
All applicants must apply for admission to Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Please apply online at My LIU or Apply Now. For more information on the admissions process, visit the Office of Admissions website or call 718-488-1011.
Continued enrollment in this program is contingent upon maintaining an overall grade-point average of 2.0 and a grade-point average of 2.0 in the concentration.
For more information about the program, contact the English Department’s undergraduate advisor, Wayne Berninger.
Course of Study
TAKE THE FOLLOWING:
- English 192 Senior Thesis in Writing & Rhetoric (3 credits)
TAKE five WRITING WORKSHOPS--with the stipulation that at least one of them be 171 or 172. CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING:
- English 126 News Writing [Same as Journalism 119. English majors should be sure to register for this course as ENG 126 rather than JOU 119.] (3 credits)
- English 163 Explorations in Non-Fiction Writing (3 credits / anyone may take twice)
- English 168 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop (3 credits / W&R and CW may take twice)
- English 171 Classical Rhetoric (3 credits)
- English 172 Topics in Contemporary Rhetoric (3 credits / W&R may take twice)
- English 173 Writing in the Community (3 credits / W&R may take twice)
- English 174 Teaching Writing (3 credits / W&R may take twice)
- English 175 Writing for the Professions (3 credits / W&R may take twice)
TAKE FOUR ADDITIONAL ENGLISH COURSES—WITH THE FOLLOWING STIPULATIONS:
- One must be in Creative Writing. Choose from 104, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168.
- The other three must be in Literature. Two of those three must be from 128, 129, 158, 159, 169.
- The only way English 168 can satisfy two different requirements is if you take it TWICE.
- Honors students may be able to count Honors electives (if taught by English professors).