BA in English: Creative Writing

BA in English: Creative Writing

Completion of this concentration prepares one for a career as a creative writer, freelance magazine writer, corporate newsletter editor, public relations consultant, advertising copywriter, or speechwriter. Continued study may include a master’s degree in creative writing, library science, or business administration, or a master’s and doctorate in communications or law.

Course requirements for completion follow. Course codes with asterisks (*) have prerequisite or corequisite courses.

 

Course Number Course Title* Credits
ENGL 213* Introduction to the Study of Literature 3
ENGL 412* Capstone Seminar 3
  Restricted electives: Select a minimum of six credits in British and six credits in American literature courses. One british literature course must cover a period before 1789 and one course must be a survey. One American literature course must cover a period before 1900 and one must be a survey.  
ENGL 333* British Literature through the Early Renassance (to 1603) 3
ENGL 334* British Literature: Late Renassance through Enlightenment (1603-1785) 3
ENGL 335* British Literature: Romantic and Victorian Literature (to 1865) 3
ENGL 337* American Literature through the Romantic Period (to 1865) 3
ENGL 338* American Literature: Realism to the Modern Age (1865-1929) 3
ENGL 339* Modern & Contemporary American Literature (1929-present) 3
  Restricted electives: Select a minimum of nine credits from the following workshop courses.  
ENGL 300 Workshop: Women Writers 3
ENGL 301* Workshop: Narrative 3
ENGL 376* Workshop: Poetry 3
ENGL 383* Workshop: Playwriting 3
ENGL 386* Workshop Memoir Writing 3
ENGL 395* Workshop: Creative Non-fiction 3
  Restricted electives: Select a minimum of nine credits from the following seminar courses.  
ENGL 354* Advanced Seminar: Narrative 3
ENGL 355* Advanced Seminar: Poetry 3
ENGL 390* Advanced Seminar: Prose 3
ENGL 392* Advanced Seminar: Memoir Writing 3
  Restricted electives: Select a minimum of nine Literature course credits.  
     

 

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