B.A. in English with Concentration in Creative Writing

Major Requirements/English (36 credits)
EN-226Literary Studies for English Majors3
EN-227Foundations of British Literature3
EN-228Foundations of American Literature3
EN-229Non-European Literature in English3
EN-305Shakespeare I3
or EN-306 Shakespeare II
Select one of the following:3
Criticism and Theory
Language and Linguistics
History of the English Language
Theory and Practice of Writing (Elementary Education Majors) 1
Approaches to Composition Theory (Secondary & Special Education Majors) 1
EN-251Creative Writing: Introduction3
Select one of the following:3
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Drama
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
Select one additional Literature Elective at the 300+ level (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)3
EN-352Craft of Writing3
EN-451Advanced Creative Writing3
Select one course designated with Course Type: ENCWU (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)3
Interdisciplinary Requirements (3 credits)
Select 3 Credits from a Foreign Language at the 200+ level 23
Free Electives (41-44 credits)
Select 41-44 credits of free electives 341-44
General Education Requirements (45-48 credits)
First Year Seminar
FY-101First Year Seminar3
Reading and Writing
EN-101College Composition I3
EN-102College Composition II3
Mathematics
Select 3 credits from subject MA (excluding MA-050 and MA-101)3
Natural Sciences
Select 6 credits from the following subjects: BY, CE, GL, PH, or SC6
Literature
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: LIT3
Aesthetics and Creativity
Select 3 credits from Art, Music, Theatre, or Dance3
Technological Literacy
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: TL3
Reasoned Oral Discourse
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: RD3
Historical Perspective
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: HS.SV3
Social Science
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: SS.SV3
Historical Perspective/Social Sciences
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: HS.SV or select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: SS.SV3
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: ISP3
Cultural Diversity and Global Understanding or Foreign Language
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: CD and 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: GU or select 6 credits from the SAME foreign language 43-6
Experiential Education
Select one course designated with Course Type: EX0
Writing Intensive
Select two courses from English (EN) designated with Course Type: WT0
Total Credits128
1

EN/ED majors MUST take EN-470 Theory and Practice of Writing (3 cr.) or EN-474 Approaches to Composition Theory (3 cr.) to fulfill the above credits.

2

Partially fulfills Cultural Diversity/Global Understanding Requirement in General Education, if 3 additional credits of the SAME foreign language are completed.

3

41 free electives if Foreign Language is used to fulfill Cultural Diversity/Global Understanding Requirement in General Education, or 38 free electives if Foreign Language is NOT used to fulfill Cultural Diversity/Global Understanding Requirement in General Education.

4

Partially fulfilled in Interdisciplinary Requirements; 3 additional crs. of the SAME language required.

 Notes

  • 58 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • The English Department awards Departmental Honors to those graduating seniors who successfully completes a senior thesis, two designated courses beyond the standard major requirements, a 3.50 major GPA, a 3.30 overall GPA, and a fulfillment of the intermediate level language requirement for English majors.