The Department of English Language and Literature offers a broad spectrum of language, literature and writing courses. English majors and minors, English teaching majors and minors, English majors with professional and technical writing emphasis and professional and technical writing minors, and English majors with creative writing emphasis, in consultation with English department advisors, can select programs individually designed to satisfy academic requirements. Furthermore, students preparing for careers in law, medicine, business, public relations and government service may find departmental courses highly beneficial. In addition, the Department of English has designed several courses essential to the general student, including programs in Introduction to Writing and English as a Second Language.
Students transferring to Weber State as English majors, with most of their junior and senior status completed, are required to take a minimum of 9 upper division credit hours, minors a minimum of 6 upper division credit hours. This requirement also applies to transfer graduate students.
Students seeking the Associate of Applied Science degree must pass English EN1010 with a "C" grade (2.0) or better in order to satisfy the Composition requirement. Students seeking any other degree must pass both English EN1010 and EN2010 with "C" grades. Students placed in developmental English courses ND0900 and ND0955 must also pass those courses with "C" grades or higher. Please note that English composition courses, whether developmental or not, are sequential and can not be taken out of numerical order.
Students are placed in the English developmental/composition sequence of courses either by ACT sub-scores or by ACCUPLACER scores.
|ACT Sub-scores*||ACCUPLACER Scores||Course Placement|
|ACT English sub-score 29 or higher||Not Applicable||ENGL EN2010|
|ACT English and Reading sub-scores both 17 or above||Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills scores both 90 or above||ENGL EN1010|
|Lowest ACT English or Reading score from 13-16||Lowest Reading Comprehension or Sentence Skill score from 40-89||ENGL ND0955 or ESL 2510 for non-native English speakers|
|Lowest ACT English or Reading score 12 or below||Lowest Reading Comprehension or Sentence Skill score 39 or below||ENGL ND0900 or referred to the ESL office for non-native English speakers|
English as a Second Language is a separate program within the English Department. See program description and listings following the list of English course descriptions.
Weber State University 2006-2007 Catalog