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English (BIS)

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The English Department participates in the BIS degree program. For an English concentration, students should take a minimum of 18 credit hours as approved by the English Department. Students may choose either a literature concentration or a writing concentration. BIS students must meet with the English Department Chair to design their English component.

The Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) best suits the student who has developed a sense of his or her educational and life goals, and who is looking for ways to express those goals through an individualized university program. The BIS Program serves the needs of the student who wants to:

  • create a specific academic program
  • obtain a broad liberal education
  • prepare for particular career goals and/or graduate school

To accomplish these general outcomes, the BIS student completes course work in three different disciplines. As a culminating experience, the student then synthesizes the three disciplines in a capstone project. For information about the requirements of the BIS Program, look at the BIS web site at weber.edu/bis/.

  • Program Prerequisite: Enroll into the BIS Program with an interview with the BIS Program Coordinator. Call 626-7713 to talk with the BIS secretary and schedule an appointment.
  • Grade Requirements: Receive a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in each of the courses taken for the three emphases in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Classes listed on the BIS contract must be taken for a letter grade; special exams, CLEP or credit/no credit are not allowed for contract classes.
  • Program Code: 3022
  • CIPC: 230101

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Interdisciplinary Work-Made multiple connections across three academic disciplines.
  • High Impact Educational Experience-Engaged in high impact practices through at least one of these: (a) collaborative learning projects, (b) undergraduate research, (c) public performances, (d)diversity/global learning, (e) community engaged learning, (f) internships, or (g) intensive writing.
  • Capstone Signature Work -Synthesized and reported key research/skills/theories from academic disciplines.
  • Analysis and Reflection-Provided analyses/results/conclusions/reflections from the Capstone experience.
  • Academic speaking and writing-Used effective oral and written English-language skills
  • Post-Graduate Planning-Planned for careers and/or graduate programs.

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