B.A. English: Creative Writing

Bachelor of Arts in English: Emphasis in Creative Writing

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, undergraduate students majoring in Creative Writing must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 1110G: Composition I, and satisfy the following seven requirements.

1.) Nine credits from the following 3-credit hour courses:

  • ENGL 2280: History of Argument (formerly ENGL 263)
  • ENGL 2521: The Bible as Literature* (formerly ENGL 243)
  • ENGL 2610: American Literature I (formerly ENGL 251)
  • ENGL 2620: American Literature II (formerly ENGL 252)
  • ENGL 2630: British Literature I* (formerly ENGL 271)
  • ENGL 2640: British Literature II* (formerly ENGL 272)

*Students may make one or two of the following substitutions: HNRS 2160G. New Testament as Literature for ENGL 2521. The Bible as Literature; HNRS 2171G. The Worlds of Arthur, HNRS 2173G. Middle Ages, or HNRS 2117G. The World of the Renaissance for ENGL 2630. British Literature I.

2.) Three credits of ENGL 310: Critical Writing

3.) Three credits from one of the following 3-credit hours courses:

ENGL 301: Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture
ENGL 302: Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture
ENGL 303: Theory and Criticism: Film, Media, and Culture
Note: These 18 credits (including ENGL 1110G) should be completed before the student enrolls in 400-level courses.

4.) Six credits in Creative Writing workshops (minimum of two different courses):

ENGL 304: Creative Writing: Prose
ENGL 306: Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 307: Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 308: Creative Writing: Playwriting
ENGL 309: Screenwriting I

5.) Six to nine credits in advanced Creative Writing Workshops:

ENGL 413: Advanced Creative Writing: Prose Workshop (prerequisite: ENGL 304 or consent of instructor)
ENGL 414: Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop (prerequisite: ENGL 306 or consent of instructor)
ENGL 415: Advanced Creative Writing: Playwriting Workshop (prerequisite: ENGL 308 or consent of instructor)
ENGL 446: Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction Prose (prerequisite: ENGL 307 or consent of instructor)

6.) Six credits of the following courses:

ENGL 354: Form and Technique in Fiction
ENGL 356: Form and Technique in Poetry:
ENGL 358: Form and Technique in Playwriting

7.) Nine additional credits from English courses numbered 300-499