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  • Overview


    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

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    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.


    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses


    No course with the same number may be taken twice for credit toward the minor in literature.

    Students must take one of the following:

    • ENGL-2110
    • ENGL-2120
    • ENGL-2130
    • ENGL-2180
    • ENGL-2190
    Students must take twelve hours chosen from upper-division 4000-level English courses and can choose one of the following writing courses for credit towards a minor in literature.
    • ENGL-3200
    • ENGL-3400
    • ENGL-3405
    • ENGL-4210

    • ENGL-2180 - Studies in African-American Literature

      An examination of representative African-American literary texts, with particular attention to the defining aesthetic principles of the tradition.

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    • ENGL-2190 - Studies in Literature by Women

      An exploration of significant literary texts by female authors, with particular attention to the emergence of what might be called a female aesthetic and issues of gender identity.

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    • ENGL-3000 - Research and Methodology

      A gateway course that introduces students to representative critical approaches that they will encounter in the major. Emphasis will be given to research skills, methodology and analytical writing. Required for the major and minor in English. Only six hours of upper division work may be taken before the completion of this course. Enrollment requires permission of academic coordinator. Not offered in the summer session.

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    • ENGL-3200 - Intermediate Creative Writing

      An introduction to the genre-specific workshop in either fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or play writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours as topics vary. No more than 2 courses may be counted toward the major in English. Pre-requisites: ENGL 2060 or XIDS 2100 (The Creative Process).

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    • ENGL-3400 - Pedagogy and Writing

      This class serves as a survey of major foundational philosophies and pedagogical practices in the field of Rhetoric and Composition. The course works to connect such theories to meaningful practice in the instruction of writing. Built in components include research, both reflective and theoretical writing, and field experiences in both college classrooms and the University Writing Center.

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    • ENGL-3405 - Professional and Technical Writing

      Intensive practice in composing powerful audience-driven documents in a variety of real-world business, professional and technical contexts. Students will also learn how to make effective business-related presentations supported with appropriate documentary and visual aids.

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    • ENGL-4210 - Advanced Creative Writing

      An intensive writing experience in one of the following genres: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or playwriting. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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