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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of English

Department of English

Undergraduate Majors

Creative Writing

This concentration is ideal for students who wish to produce original compositions in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or translation, while being advised and mentored by practicing writers working with these literary forms. This English concentration combines the traditional study of literary texts and critical theory with the praxis of creative literary expression, and is ideal for students who plan to seek an MFA in creative writing or Ph.D. in English. Please note: no more than 8 credit hours may be taken at the 1000 level for major credit. At least 12 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 (junior & senior) level.

New Requirements (for students entering major Fall 2012 and after):

  • 4 hrs. Introduction to Creative Writing
  • 8 hrs. Intermediate Creative Writing (2000 level poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or translation)
  • 8 hrs. British Literature (one course before and one after 1789)
  • 8 hrs. American Literature (one course before and one after 1900)
  • 4 hrs. International Literature
  • 12 hrs. English Electives (one of which should be a 3000-level creative writing course)

Old Requirements (for students entering major before Fall 2012):

  • 4 hrs. Introduction to Creative Writing
  • 8 hrs. Intermediate Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or translation)
  • 8 hrs. British Literature (one course before and one after 1789)
  • 8 hrs. American Literature (one course before and one after 1900)
  • 4 hrs. An Ethnic or International Literature Course
  • 12 hrs. English Electives (one of which should be a 3000-level creative writing course)