2022-2023 University Catalog 
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2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major, Creative Writing Emphasis

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Major Requirements

Students interested in the major with an emphasis in creative writing should talk with the department chair or with a member of the department who teaches the writing workshops in order to plan an appropriate program of study.

Juniors and seniors who come to the major later in their undergraduate careers will normally substitute designated upper-level courses for the two required 200-level courses; however, with the permission of the chair they may enroll in ENGL 200 or 201.

English majors may pursue an eleven-course sequence leading to a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. The sequence of courses must include the following:

300- and 400-level Electives

Four full-credit courses at the 300 and 400 level, one of which must be a 400-level seminar in literature; (that is,

 ,  ,  , and   do not meet the seminar requirement). Among the courses taken at the 300 or 400 level must be two courses in literature before 1800. Only one of the courses meeting the pre-1800 requirement may be  /  or  / .


Instructor permission is necessary for admission to creative writing courses at the 300 or 400 levels.

Three workshops chosen from among the following:

GPA Requirement

Passing grades must be earned in all courses counted for this major, with a GPA of 2.00 averaged over all courses taken in the department.

Honors and High Honors

Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the English  department page.

English Department

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the English Department  catalog page.

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