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Writing and Rhetoric

Writing and Rhetoric B.A. (2013 catalog requirements)

Three-Year Academic Plan 

This is a breakdown of how a student, knowing they wanted to be a WRT major upon entering OU, could complete the General Education, College Exploratory and major requirements within a 3-year period of time. This plan is an example only and not a guarantee of course offerings. 

*Based on minimum ACT of 16 English or AP/IB/CLEP equivalents

Year

Fall

Winter

Summer I / II

Total

1

4 – G.E. Category

4 – G.E. Category

4 – G.E. Category

4 – WRT 150

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – G.E. Category

4 – G.E. Category

4 – G.E. Category

4 – WRT 160

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – WRT Elective (200-level or higher)

4 – G.E. Category

 

 

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

40 credits

2

4 – WRT 340

4 – WRT 342

4 – G.E. Category

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – WRT Track

4 – WRT 394

4 – Elective

4 – Elective

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – WRT Track

4 – WRT Elective (200-level or higher)

4 – Elective

 

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

44 credits

3

4 – WRT Track

4 – WRT Track

4 – Elective

4 – CAS Exploratory Req.

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – WRT 490 or 491

4 – CAS Exploratory Req.

4 – CAS Exploratory Req.

4 – Elective

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – Elective

4 – Elective

 

 

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

40 credits

Total = 124 credits

 

The major is a minimum of 40 credits. All majors take WRT 340, WRT342, and WRT 394 comprising 12 credits. In addition, students are required to select a track from Writing for the Professions, Writing for New Media or Writing as a Discipline.  The four courses within the track and two additional elective courses at the 200/300/400 level make up 24 additional credits. Finally, students must complete the capstone for a total of 40 credits.  The term “elective” may not be completely “free” in that this table does not address the university requirement of having 32 credits at the 300/400 level. 

 Please note: Student on scholarship or financial aid must be in a minimum of 12 credits per semester


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