Recommended Academic Plan for Professional Writing at Berks

Effective Date: March 14, 2016

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS) - Rhetoric and CompostionNotes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 30 (GWS) - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 30

ENGL 30

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
4
3
3
First-Year Seminar
1
Total credits 17

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 211 - Introduction to Writing StudiesNotes for: ENGL 211

ENGL 211

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Professional Writing Categories SelectionNotes for: Professional Writing Categories Selection

Professional Writing Categories Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
3
3
1.5
Total credits 17.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202A or 202B or 202C or 202D (GWS) - Effective WritingNotes for: ENGL 202

ENGL 202

ENGL 202B is offered Spring Semester only. ENGL 202C or 202D recommended prior to enrolling in ENGL 418 or 419.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Professional Writing Categories SelectionNotes for: Professional Writing Categories Selection

Professional Writing Categories Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
3
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 417 - The Editorial ProcessNotes for: ENGL 417

ENGL 417

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Professional Writing Categories SelectionNotes for: Professional Writing Categories Selection

Professional Writing Categories Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 471 - Rhetorical TraditionsNotes for: ENGL 471

ENGL 471

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Professional Writing Categories SelectionNotes for: Professional Writing Categories Selection

Professional Writing Categories Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Professional Writing Categories SelectionNotes for: Professional Writing Categories Selection

Professional Writing Categories Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
ENGl 495 - InternshipNotes for: ENGL 495

ENGL 495

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Professional Writing Categories SelectionNotes for: Professional Writing Categories Selection

Professional Writing Categories Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Professional Writing Categories SelectionNotes for: Professional Writing Categories Selection

Professional Writing Categories Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 491 - The Capstone Course in Professional WritingNotes for: ENGL 491

ENGL 491

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Professional Writing Categories SelectionNotes for: Professional Writing Categories Selection

Professional Writing Categories Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total credits 12

Additional Notes

  • Students should consult with an advisor when scheduling courses.

  • GWS, GQ, GHA, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to identify United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) requirements.  Students must complete three (3) credits of US and three (3) credits of IL as part of General Education.  A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.

  • The following course fulfills the Writing Across The Curriculum Requirement for this major: ENGL 211.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

Professional Writing Categories Selection
Consult advisor for list.
ENGL 202
ENGL 202B is offered Spring Semester only. ENGL 202C or 202D recommended prior to enrolling in ENGL 418 or 419.
Professional Writing Categories Selection
Consult advisor for list.
ENGL 417
Course offered Fall Semester only.
Professional Writing Categories Selection
Consult advisor for list.
ENGL 471
Course offered Spring Semester only.
Professional Writing Categories Selection
Consult advisor for list.
Professional Writing Categories Selection
Consult advisor for list.
Professional Writing Categories Selection
Consult advisor for list.
Professional Writing Categories Selection
Consult advisor for list.
ENGL 491
Course offered Spring Semester only.
Professional Writing Categories Selection
Consult advisor for list.