English Major, B.A. with Creative Writing Concentration

English majors with a concentration in Creative Writing must take a minimum of 33 credits in English at or above the 200 level, at least 21 of these credits must be in literature, 15 credits of which must be 300 level or above (excluding independent study and internships).

Six credits in English, exclusive of independent study and internships, must be taken during the senior year. Transfer students must complete at least 12 credits in English at Hood. The senior seminar (ENGL 470) must be taken at Hood.

Requirements for the Major with Concentration

Historical Breadth (6 to 12 credits):

Students must take either ENGL 222 or two courses in literature before 1800. The English and Communication Arts Department, through the advising process, will determine which courses fulfill the pre-1800 requirement. Noted as H1 after course description.

Students must take either ENGL 223 or two courses in literature after 1800. The English and Communication Arts Department, through the advising process, will determine which courses fulfill the post-1800 requirement. Noted as H2 after course description.

 

Genre (6 credits):

Students must take two courses in two different genres from courses numbered:

ENGL 270-289Genre Studies

3.0

ENTH 229History of Drama Theatre I

3.0

ENTH 230History of Drama and Theatre II

3.0

Noted as G after course description.

Creative Writing (9 credits):

Students must take:

ENGL 219Creative Writing

3.0

and two of the following courses:

CMA 281Introduction to Screenwriting

3.0

ENGL 319Creative Nonfiction

3.0

ENGL 326Intermediate Fiction Writing

3.0

ENGL 327Intermediate Poetry Writing

3.0

ENGL 420Advanced Fiction Writing

3.0

ENGL 421Advanced Poetry Writing

3.0

ENTH 303Elements of Playwriting

3.0

Writers of Significance (3 credits):

Students must take at least one course from the following:

ENGL 340-359Writers of Significance

3.0

ENGL 313Shakespeare

3.0

ENGL 318Chaucer

3.0

ENGL 441Faulkner and Morrison

3.0

Noted as WS after course description.

Senior Seminar (3 credits):

Students must take the Senior Seminar, a capstone course in literary theory and criticism

ENGL 470Seminar

3.0