English Major, B.A. with Creative Writing Concentration

A minimum of 36 credits is required.

Requirements for the Major with Concentration

Historical Breadth (8 to 16 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 (8 credits):

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

ENGL 270-289Genre Studies

4.0

ENTH 229History of Drama Theatre I

4.0

ENTH 230History of Drama and Theatre II

4.0

Noted as G after course description.

Creative Writing (11-12 credits):

Students must take:

ENGL 219Creative Writing

4.0

and two of the following courses:

CMA 281Introduction to Screenwriting

3.0

ENGL 319Creative Nonfiction

4.0

ENGL 420Advanced Fiction Writing

4.0

ENGL 421Advanced Poetry Writing

4.0

ENTH 303Elements of Playwriting

4.0

Writers of Significance (4 credits):

Students must take at least one course from the following:

ENGL 340-359Writers of Significance

4.0

ENGL 313Shakespeare

4.0

ENGL 318Chaucer

4.0

ENGL 441Faulkner and Morrison

4.0

HON 308Dante and Giotto

4.0

Noted as WS after course description.

Senior Seminar (4 credits):

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

ENGL 470Seminar

4.0