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Overview

Acquiring superior reading, writing, and research skills is essential to a liberal arts education.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Focus on coursework in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and journalism.
  • Develop your skills through independent studies and creative projects.
  • Prepare for an evolving field in which broadcast, print, and online journalism overlap more than ever.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Creative Writing Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

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

Major Requirements

 

Complete the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-280 Theory and Methods of the Study of Literature 3 credits

 

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 credits)

 

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 9 credits of 300-level literature seminars:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-306 The Seventeenth Century Lyric 3 credits
ENG-307 Origins and Traditions of English Literature 3 credits
ENG-308 Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Johnson 3 credits
ENG-309 The Epic Tradition 3 credits
ENG-310 English Renaissance Literature 3 credits
ENG-311 Drama of Early Modern Europe 3 credits
ENG-315 Ghosties and Ghoulies and Long-Leggedy Beasties: the Supernatural in British Literature 3 credits
ENG-316 The Brontes 3 credits
ENG-317 Nineteenth-Century British Fiction 3 credits
ENG-318 Prize Books 3 credits
ENG-319 Nineteenth-Century Literature of the British Isles 3 credits
ENG-320 Twentieth-Century Literature of the British Isles 3 credits
ENG-322 V. S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie 3 credits
ENG-323 Postcolonial Studies 3 credits
ENG-324 Narratives Against Oppression 3 credits
ENG-325 Constructing World Literatures 3 credits
ENG-329 Inventing America 3 credits
ENG-330 African American Literature 3 credits
ENG-331 Gardens of American Literature 3 credits
ENG-332 Adrienne Rich 3 credits
ENG-333 Hemingway and Faulkner 3 credits
ENG-334 Ecopoetics 3 credits
ENG-335 American Renaissance 3 credits
ENG-337 American Poetry and Poetics 3 credits
ENG-338 Postmodern Literature 3 credits
ENG-344 Author Seminar: Henry David Thoreau 3 credits

 

200-Level Writing Workshops

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-245 Poetry Writing Workshop 3 credits
ENG-246 Fiction Writing Workshop 3 credits
ENG-247 Creat Nonfiction Writ Wkshp 3 credits
JOURN-200 Principles and Practices of Journalism: Print 3 credits

 

Additional Writing and Seminar Requirements (6 credits):

 

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-345 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop 3 credits
ENG-346 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop 3 credits
ENG-347 Advanced Creative Nonfiction WritingWorkshop 3 credits
  or  

 

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-345 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop 3 credits
ENG-346 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop 3 credits
ENG-347 Advanced Creative Nonfiction WritingWorkshop 3 credits
  and  

 

Complete the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-SEM- One 300-Level Literature Seminar 3 credits

 

Capstone (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-496 Creative Writing Capstone Seminar 3 credits

 

Foreign Language Courses

Complete 1 first-year sequence from the following languages:

 

Spanish

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
SPA-101 Spanish Language & Culture I 3 credits
SPA-102 Spanish Language & Culture II 3 credits

 

French

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
FRE-101 French Language and Culture I 4 credits
FRE-102 French Language and Culture II 4 credits

 

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

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Creative Writing Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 6 credits (2 courses) from ENG-200-Level Introduction to Literary Studies courses

Complete 3 credits (1 course) from ENG-300-level Literature Seminar courses

Complete 3 credits (1 course) from 200-level Writing Workshop courses

Complete 3 credits (1 course) from 300-level Writing Workshop courses

 

200-level Introduction to Literary Studies

Complete 6 credits (2 courses) from ENG-200-Level Introduction to Literary Studies Courses

 

300-level Literature Seminars

Complete one (3 credits) 300-level literature seminar from the list below

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-306 The Seventeenth Century Lyric 3 credits
ENG-307 Origins and Traditions of English Literature 3 credits
ENG-309 The Epic Tradition 3 credits
ENG-310 English Renaissance Literature 3 credits
ENG-311 Drama of Early Modern Europe 3 credits
ENG-315 Ghosties and Ghoulies and Long-Leggedy Beasties: the Supernatural in British Literature 3 credits
ENG-316 The Brontes 3 credits
ENG-317 Nineteenth-Century British Fiction 3 credits
ENG-318 Prize Books 3 credits
ENG-319 Nineteenth-Century Literature of the British Isles 3 credits
ENG-320 Twentieth-Century Literature of the British Isles 3 credits
ENG-322 V. S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie 3 credits
ENG-323 Postcolonial Studies 3 credits
ENG-324 Narratives Against Oppression 3 credits
ENG-325 Constructing World Literatures 3 credits
ENG-329 Inventing America 3 credits
ENG-330 African American Literature 3 credits
ENG-331 Gardens of American Literature 3 credits
ENG-332 Adrienne Rich 3 credits
ENG-333 Hemingway and Faulkner 3 credits
ENG-334 Ecopoetics 3 credits
ENG-335 American Renaissance 3 credits
ENG-337 American Poetry and Poetics 3 credits
ENG-338 Postmodern Literature 3 credits

 

200-Level Writing Workshops

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-245 Poetry Writing Workshop 3 credits
ENG-246 Fiction Writing Workshop 3 credits
ENG-247 Creat Nonfiction Writ Wkshp 3 credits
JOURN-200 Principles and Practices of Journalism: Print 3 credits

 

300-level Writing Workshops

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-345 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop 3 credits
ENG-346 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop 3 credits
ENG-347 Advanced Creative Nonfiction WritingWorkshop 3 credits

 

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