B.A. in English: Literature/Writing Major

Contact Person:
Lisa Wilson, Department Chair
118 Morey, (315) 267-2043, wilsonlm@potsdam.edu

41-42 credit hours.

The Literature/Writing Major is required of all students seeking secondary education certification (in conjunction with a teacher certification program in the School of Education and Professional Studies). Courses focus on literature, rhetoric, creativity, and professional practice while introducing students to common forms in a variety of contexts.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:



Credits
Department Core

10-11
LITR 100
Introduction to Literature

COMP 201
Writing Arguments (4 credits)

COMM 105

Survey of Human Communication (3-4 credits)
1 credit recitation optional
 

Literature Core

9
LITR 200
Literary Traditions

LITR 201
Patterns of Literature

LITR 300
Literary Analysis & Reserach
 

Advanced Courses

22

Literature Perspective:
American literature: one upper division course*
British literature: one upper division course*
World literature: one upper division course*

*Note: At least two of these three courses must be at the 400-500 level. Students may select from a limited number of courses designated by the literature faculty.

 
Linguistics Perspective  
LNGS 301 Language and Structure  
     
Composition Perspective  
COMP 202 Introduction to Creative Writing (4 credits)  
COMP 402 Theory of Composition  
     
Communication Perspective  
COMM 408 Visual Communication