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Nicole Nelson has a full plate. As an account executive at RedMoxy Communications, she juggles clients and manages projects without missing a beat. Nicole puts her English and communicative arts majors into practice every day at work...

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English Advising Information

English Major Entrance Requirements: The student must complete one year of full-time study (24 credits minimum) or 32 credits as a part-time student.

  • General Advising Information: PDF documents specific to this program are provided below. The full course catalog, policies, textbook information, and other resources are available from the Office of the Registrar.

    For additional advising information, contact your academic advisor or visit the advising page on myWLC (log-in required). Course offerings are subject to change due to staffing, curriculum changes, or course enrollment numbers.


  • Composition

    All students must complete English 101 with a grade of C or higher. Students are placed in English 101 in either the first or second semester on the basis of high school grade point average in English and ACT verbal scores. Students who completed with a grade of 4 or 5 an Advanced Placement composition course in high school may be exempted from English 101 at the discretion of the department.

    American Literature Emphasis

    English 210 and 211 are prerequisites for all 300+ courses (courses numbered 300 or higher) in American literature for students electing an American literature emphasis. One of these two courses (210, 211) must be completed prior to enrollment in any 300+ course in American literature. The other may be completed before or concurrent with the first 300+ course in American literature in which the student enrolls.

    British Literature Emphasis

    English 220 and 221 are prerequisites for all 300+ courses (courses numbered 300 or above) in British literature for students electing an British literature emphasis. One of these two courses (220, 221) must be completed prior to enrollment in any 300+ course in British literature. The other may be completed before or concurrent with the first 300+ course in British literature in which the student enrolls.