PEAK Majors

PEAKS | HFA

Creative Writing Major

30 credits (Total does not include First-Year Seminar, ENG-100 or foreign language courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete the following:

ENG-280

Theory and Methods of the Study of Literature

3

Note: ENG-280 should be taken before enrolling in 300-level literature seminars.

 

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ENG 200-level

Introduction to Literary Studies Courses

6

Note: 6 credits of 200-level Introduction to Literary Studies Courses are to be completed by no later than end of sophomore year. Ideally students majoring or minoring in Literature in English or Creative Writing majors will have taken two Introduction to Literary Study courses at the 200-level before enrolling in 300-level literature seminars.

 

Complete 6 credits of 300-level literature seminars:

ENG-306

The Seventeenth-century Lyric

3

ENG-307

Origins and Traditions of English Literature

3

ENG-308

Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson

3

ENG-309

The Epic Tradition

3

ENG-315

The Supernatural in British Literature

3

ENG-316

The Brontës

3

ENG-317

Nineteenth-century British Fiction

3

ENG-318

Prize Books

3

ENG-319

Nineteenth-century Literature of the British Isles

3

ENG-320

Twentieth-century Literature of the British Isles

3

ENG-322

V. S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie

3

ENG-323

Postcolonial Studies

3

ENG-324

Narratives Against Oppression

3

ENG-325

Constructing World Literatures

3

ENG-329

Inventing America

3

ENG-330

African American Literature

3

ENG-331

Gardens of American Literature

3

ENG-332

Adrienne Rich

3

ENG-333

Hemingway & Faulkner

3

ENG-334

Ecopoetics

3

ENG-335

The American Renaissance

3

ENG-338

Postmodern Literature

 

200-Level Writing Workshops

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ENG-245

Poetry Writing Workshop

3

ENG-246

Fiction Writing Workshop

3

ENG-247

Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

3

JOURN-200

Principles and Practices of Journalism: Print

3

Additional Writing and Seminar Requirements

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ENG-345

Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

3

ENG-346

Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop

3

ENG-347

Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

3

OR

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ENG-345

Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

3

ENG-346

Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop

3

ENG-347

Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

3

AND

Complete the following:

ENG-SEM

One 300-Level Literature Seminar

3

Capstone

ENG-496

Creative Writing Capstone

 3

Foreign Language Courses

Complete 1 first-year sequence from the following languages:

Spanish

SPA-101

Spanish Language and Culture I

4

SPA-102

Spanish Language and Culture II

4

French

FRE-101

French Language and Culture I

4

FRE-102

French Language and Culture II

4

Note: If available, students may study Latin or Greek. Equivalency tests must be agreed upon by both the Modern Foreign Language and English Departments.