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Creative Writing Major Requirements

 

The Major 

Required Courses

  • CW 221 Introduction to Creative Writing (appropriate for first-year students)
  • ENG 302 Foundations of Literary Study
  • ENG 401 Junior Research Seminar
  • CW 470 Advanced Writing Workshop
  • CW 488 Senior Capstone Experience

 

An additional 3 Advanced Creative Writing Courses chosen from following:

  • CW 470 Advanced Writing Workshop (can be taken more than once with
  • different topics)
  • CW 385 Reading and Writing Poetry
  • CW 386 Reading and Writing Short Fiction
  • CW 471 Playwriting
  • internship in writing or editing, with department pre-approval

3 additional English literature content courses, at least 2 of which are above 302

students may count one literature or creative writing course from an off-campus program or one creative writing course in a different language towards the additional courses required for the major, with department approval

The Minor

  • One Introductory Course from the following:
    • ENG 203 Women and Literature
    • ENG 204 African American Literature
    • ENG 205 American Literature and Ecology
    • ENG 206 Literature and Identity
    • ENG 207 Literature and Film
    • ENG 208 Contemporary Literature
  • One 300-level or higher English course
  • CW 221 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Two Creative Writing Courses chosen from:
    • CW 470 Advanced Writing Workshop
    • CW 385 Reading and Writing Poetry  
    • CW 386 Reading and Writing Short Fiction
    • CW 471 Playwriting

ent courses, at least 2 of which are above 302 students may count one literature or creative writing course from an off-campus program or one creative writing course in a different language towards the additional courses required for the major, with department approval The Minor • One Introductory Course from the following: • ENG 203 Women and Literature • ENG 204 African American Literature • ENG 205 American Literature and Ecology • ENG 206 Literature and Identity • ENG 207 Literature and Film • ENG 208 Contemporary Literature • One 300-level or higher English course • CW 221 Introduction to Creative Writing • Two Creative Writing Courses chosen from: • CW 470 Advanced Writing Workshop • CW 385 Reading and Writing Poetry   • CW 386 Reading and Writing Short Fiction • CW 471 Playwriting

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