Composition, Rhetoric, and Linguistics Concentration - Coastal Carolina University
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The Composition, Rhetoric, and Linguistics Concentration

The Composition, Rhetoric, and Linguistics concentration provides you with skills and experience in communicating a variety of purposes to diverse audiences. You will consider the rhetorical, structural, and sociocultural impact of language use, skills that are widely recognized as important in the professional world. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience with these skills in authentic settings if you engage in an internship course. 

(18 credit hours)

Category I. Composition and Rhetoric

Choose two of the following (6 credit hours):

  • ENGL 391 – Introduction to New Literacy Studies
  • ENGL 393 – Introduction to Rhetorical Theory
  • ENGL 459 – Advanced Composition and Rhetoric 

Category II. Linguistics

Choose two of the following (6 credit hours):

  • ENGL 350 – Language Variation in North America
  • ENGL 351 – Language, Gender, and Power
  • ENGL 352 – African American English
  • ENGL 353 – Sounds of English
  • ENGL 354 – English Grammar and Syntax
  • ENGL 451 – Introduction to the Study of Language and Modern Grammar
  • ENGL 453 – Development of the English Language

Category III. Professional and Technical Writing

Choose one of the following (3 credit hours):

  • ENGL 390 – Business and Professional Communication
  • ENGL 457 – Form and Style in Writing
  • ENGL 480 – Special Topics in Technical Writing
  • ENGL 490 – Internship in Prof/Tech Writing

Category IV. Additional Concentration Course

Choose one of the following (3 credit hours):

  • ENGL 350 – Language Variation in North America
  • ENGL 351 – Language, Gender, and Power
  • ENGL 352 – African American English
  • ENGL 353 – Sounds of English
  • ENGL 354 – English Grammar and Syntax
  • ENGL 390 – Business and Professional Communication
  • ENGL 391 – Introduction to New Literacy Studies
  • ENGL 393 – Introduction to Rhetorical Theory
  • ENGL 451 – Introduction to the Study of Language and Modern Grammar
  • ENGL 453 – Development of the English Language
  • ENGL 457 – Form and Style in Writing
  • ENGL 459 – Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 480 – Special Topics in Technical Communications
  • ENGL 490 – Internship in Prof/Tech Writing

Note:  In addition to the 18 concentration hours above, all students, regardless of concentration, must take the Major Requirements. No course can be counted for both the Major Foundation and Major Concentration requirements. No course may count in more than one of the categories above.