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Bachelor of Arts in English with a Concentration in Writing & Publication

By providing a strong foundation in rhetoric, the Writing & Publication concentration develops composition skills that prepare you for the variety of 21st-century occupations that require writing expertise.

Our program offers a range of courses, including grant writing and peer tutoring, that balance theory and practice to cultivate effective print and digital writing. Internships, student-faculty research projects, and conferences help maximize your skill set.

Admissions Information

English majors must complete ENGL 2050, ENGL 2230, and one ENGL 2100-level literature course, each with a grade of B or higher, before taking any 3000- or 4000- level English courses.

To apply, please visit the Admissions page.

What can you do with a career in Writing & Publication?

The English major with Writing & Publication concentration can prepare you for success in careers such as

  • Social Media Manager & Public Relations
  • News Reporter and Journalist
  • Technical Writing & Editing
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Digital Copywriter
  • Grant & Proposal Writing and Corporate Communications
Student Involvement / Activities

You have many opportunities get involved with student groups and projects.

Internships

Writing and Publication students, through the internship courses below, gain both academic and professional experience at places like the UNG Press, Papers & Publications, Chestatee Review (Gainesville or Dahlonega), The Writing Center, and the Georgia legislature.

Magazine Production

ENGL 2210 - Magazine Production I

This course offers students instruction in writing, editing, and designing a literary and art publication. As a practicum, it allows students the opportunity to work on the production of the annual magazine.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

Hours:
1



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ENGL 2215 - Magazine Production II

This course offers students instruction in writing, editing, and designing a literary and art publication. As a practicum, it allows students the opportunity to work on the production of the annual magazine.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

Hours:
2



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Tutoring English Composition

ENGL 3910 - Tutoring English Composition I

This practicum provides instruction and supervised practice in skills and techniques to be used in one-on-one or small-group tutorials and teaching. The student will receive instruction and continued supervision throughout the semester. This course may not be repeated.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: ENGL 3050

Hours:
2



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ENGL 3915 - Tutoring English Composition II

This practicum provides advanced instruction and practice in skills and techniques to be used in one-on-one or small group tutorials and teaching. This course may not be repeated.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: ENGL 3910

Hours:
1



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ENGL 3925 - Tutoring English Composition III

This practicum provides advanced instruction and practice in skills and techniques to be used in one-on-one or small group tutorials and teaching. This course may not be repeated.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: ENGL 3910 and ENGL 3915

Hours:
1



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Technical Writing Internship and Internship

ENGL 4160 - Technical Writing Internship

This internship allows students to utilize and develop writing skills in a professional setting. During the internship, students will be responsible for attending weekly group meetings with the instructor, arriving at their work site on time and prepared for the day's tasks, and keeping a daily log of their activities at their designated jobs. At the end of the internship, students will write an evaluation of their experience, including an evaluation of the particular establishment at which they worked.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: ENGL 3160 or departmental permission

Hours:
3



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ENGL 4960 - Internship

This course involves practical experience and written reflection in a seminar setting. This course can be taken as many as three times for credit, totaling no more than 12 hours. No more than 6 credit hours for internships can count toward the English major.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: Permission of the Department, ENGL 2050, ENGL 2230, and one ENGL 2100-level literature course, each with a grade of B or higher

Hours:
3



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