English is another of WOU’s versatile and career-focused majors. If you are interested in languages, literature or writing, this is the program for you. You’ll learn about major literary works and various theories of criticism. Writing classes will help you refine your research and writing skills and become a pro at composition history and theory. Our linguistics classes allow you to develop an understanding of the nature, history and structure of language.
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credits required for the English, Writing and Linguistics major
students enrolled in the English, Writing and Linguistics program
students per class on average in the English, Writing and Linguistics program
of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU
Sample four-year degree plan
- Apply theories and research methods to analyze and interpret literature
- Explain and analyze structure and function in the English language system at multiple linguistic levels
- Demonstrate applications of varied writing styles, creative and professional genres and rhetorical strategies and conventions
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