Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Undergraduate Academic Information

English Major: Creative writing emphasis

34 Credit Hours

I. Required entry-level course (4 credits)

  • 1100: Literary Interpretation (4) (Prerequisite: grade of B in ENGL 1050, or equivalent)

II. Required writing courses (14 credits)


A. 2660: Writing Fiction and Poetry (4)

B. Six hours of credit from the following courses:

  • 3660: Advanced Fiction Writing (3)*
  • 3670: Advanced Poetry Writing (3)*
  • 3680: Playwriting (3)*

(* These courses may be repeated one time for credit.)

C. 5660: Creative Writing Workshop (4)

III. Literature and English language courses (13-14 credits)


A. Two of the following courses:

  • 3200: American Literature I (3)
  • 3300: British Literature I (3)
  • 3210: American Literature II (3)
  • 3310: British Literature II (3)

B. One of the following courses:

  • 4400: Studies in Verse (4)
  • 4420: Studies in Drama (4)
  • 4440: Studies in the Novel (4)

C. One additional English literature or English language course at the 2000, 3000, 4000, or 5000 level.

IV. Elective courses


At least one additional English course at the 2000, 3000, 4000, or 5000 levels to complete the major. The following courses cannot be used for this purpose: 1000, 1050, 1070, 1110, 1120, 3070, 3110, or 4800.

V. Foreign language requirement


Minimum of two semesters of a modern or classical foreign language at the college level, or two years of such study at the high school level. One year at the high school level coupled with the second semester of the same language at the college level is also satisfactory.

 

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