Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


English (ENG) with a concentration in Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Technology (PRT)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 23.0101

College of Arts & Sciences


Major Description

A bachelor’s degree in English prepares students for any field that values critical thinking, high reading comprehension, clear and effective writing, and the ability to interpret and analyze data. It provides three concentrations from which students must choose one concentration: Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Technology.

Concentration Description

This concentration provides students with both a practical and a theoretical orientation to communication in a variety of media and genres. The program prepares students to work as innovative professional communicators in a variety of fields – from government to business to medicine. It also prepares students for graduate programs in rhetoric, composition, and professional communication. The program produces graduates who can think critically about communication, contexts, and technology as well as compose technologically-mediated documents and products using a variety of tools.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for the major in English. These courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" before the degree is granted. If the courses are not transferred in, they may be taken at USF.

Total Major Hours: 36 Hours

Concentration Core Courses - 15 Hours

  • ENC 3242 Technical Communication for Majors
  • ENC 3416 New Media for Technical Communication
  • ENC 4218 Visual Rhetoric for Technical Communication
  • ENC 4311 Advanced Composition
  • ENC 4940 Professional/Technical Communications Internship

Concentration Elective Courses - 21 Hours

  • ENC 3250 Professional Writing
  • ENC 3310 Expository Writing
  • ENC 3371 Rhetorical Theory for Technical Communication
  • ENC 3435 Rhetoric and Gaming
  • ENC 4260 Advanced Technical Writing
  • ENC 4931 Selected Topics in Technical and Professional Writing
  • Any courses listed in the Literary Studies concentration.
  • Any courses listed in the Creative Writing concentration.

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