Requirements for the Creative Writing Major and Minor

The English Major with emphasis in Creative Writing

The major in English with emphasis in Creative Writing requires 33 credit hours (11 courses) above the ENGL 110-111 level, including

  • ENGL 420 Senior Capstone in English

One course selected from our Foundation menu:

  • ENGL 208 Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
  • ENGL 213 Research Methods
  • ENGL 219 Studies in Linguistics

Three Survey courses selected from:

  • ENGL 201 Survey of English Literature I
  • ENGL 202 Survey of English Literature II
  • ENGL 203 Survey of World Literature I
  • ENGL 206 Survey of American Literature I
  • ENGL 207 Survey of American Literature II
  • ENGL 209 African American Literature
  • ENGL 210 Introduction to World Cinema

Two Creative Writing Workshop courses selected from:

  • ENGL 221 Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 222 Creative Writing: Short Fiction
  • ENGL 223 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 224 Topics in Creative Writing

One Creative Writing elective course (if not selected above):

  • ENGL 221 Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 222 Creative Writing: Short Fiction
  • ENGL 223 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 224 Topics in Creative Writing
  • ENGL 219 Studies in Linguistics
  • ENGL 258 Special Topic (in Creative Writing)
  • ENGL 332 Advanced Writing
  • ENGL 398 Honors Research (in Creative Writing)
  • ENGL 442 Directed Study (in Creative Writing)
  • ENGL 444 Internship (in Creative Writing)
  • THEA 2300 Adaptation
  • THEA 2301 Documentary Theatre
  • THEA 3000 Theatre for Social Change
  • THEA 3001 Devised Theatre
  • Other appropriate courses as approved by the Creative Writing program director

One Creative Writing Major Project course selected from:

  • ENGL 398 Honors Research
  • ENGL 333 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop

Two additional courses in English are required to complete the major with emphasis in Creative Writing:

One pre-1900 literature course, as designated in the catalog

One post-1900 literature course, as designated in the catalog

Additional recommended coursework for Creative Writing students includes Art/Art History, History, Modern Languages, Music, Psychology, Public Speaking, Religion/Philosophy, Sociology, and Theatre.

The Creative Writing Minor

The Minor in Creative Writing requires 18 credit hours (6 courses), including the following:

  • ENGL 110-111
  • ENGL 333 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop

Additionally, Creative Writing Minors must choose one workshop course from

  • ENGL 221 Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 222 Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 223 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 224 Topics in Creative Writing

and two courses from

  • ENGL 221 Creative Writing: Poetry (unless selected above)
  • ENGL 222 Creative Writing: Fiction (unless selected above)
  • ENGL 223 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction (unless selected above)
  • ENGL 224 Topics in Creative Writing (unless selected above)
  • ENGL 219 Studies in Linguistics
  • ENGL 258 Special Topics (in Creative Writing)
  • ENGL 332 Advanced Writing
  • ENGL 398 Honors Research (in Creative Writing)
  • ENGL 442 Directed Studies (in Creative Writing)
  • ENGL 444 Internships (in Creative Writing)
  • THEA 2300 Adaptation
  • THEA 2301 Documentary Theatre
  • THEA 3000 Theatre for Social Change
  • THEA 3001 Devised Theatre
  • Other appropriate courses as approved by the Creative Writing program director