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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

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33 credits (Total does not include First-Year Seminar, ENG-100)

Major Requirements

Complete the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-280Theory and Methods of the Study of Literature3 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-307Origins and Traditions of English Literature3 credits
ENG-308Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Johnson3 credits
ENG-310English Renaissance Literature3 credits
ENG-311Drama of Early Modern Europe3 credits
ENG-315Ghosties and Ghoulies and Long-Leggedy Beasties: the Supernatural in British Literature3 credits
ENG-316The Brontes3 credits
ENG-317Nineteenth-Century British Fiction3 credits
ENG-319Nineteenth-Century Literature of the British Isles3 credits
ENG-323Postcolonial Studies3 credits
ENG-324Narratives Against Oppression3 credits
ENG-325Constructing World Literatures3 credits
ENG-329Inventing America3 credits
ENG-330African American Literature3 credits
ENG-332Adrienne Rich3 credits
ENG-333Hemingway and Faulkner3 credits
ENG-335American Renaissance3 credits
ENG-337American Poetry and Poetics3 credits
ENG-338Postmodern Literature3 credits
ENG-344Author Seminar: Henry David Thoreau3 credits

200-Level Writing Workshops

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-245Poetry Writing Workshop3 credits
ENG-246Fiction Writing Workshop3 credits
ENG-247Creat Nonfiction Writ Wkshp3 credits
JOURN-200Principles and Practices of Journalism: Print3 credits

Additional Writing and Seminar Requirements (6 credits):

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-345Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop3 credits
ENG-346Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop3 credits
ENG-347Advanced Creative Nonfiction WritingWorkshop3 credits
or

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-345Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop3 credits
ENG-346Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop3 credits
ENG-347Advanced Creative Nonfiction WritingWorkshop3 credits
and

Complete the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-SEM-One 300-Level Literature Seminar3 credits

Capstone (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-496Creative Writing Capstone Seminar3 credits

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

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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-307 Origins and Traditions of English Literature 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-319 Nineteenth-Century Literature of the British Isles 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-332 Adrienne Rich 3 credits
ENG-333 Hemingway and Faulkner 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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