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Creative Writing Requirements

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Required Courses

ENGL 223 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 cr.)
ENGL 290 Introduction to Literary Studies (3)
ENGL 2XX (Any non-CW soph. English course) (3)
ENGL 2XX or 3XX (Choose any non-CW English course at these levels) (3)
Any three ENGL 3XX/4XX electives (9)
ENGL 496 Major Figures or other advisor-approved ENGL 4XX course (3)
ENGL 490 Senior Seminar (3)

Choose one of the following options (9 hrs. total):

Option A.
Two 300-level CW workshops (ENGL 325, 326, 327) (6)
One 400-level CW workshop (ENGL 446 or 408) or ENGL 409 (Poetics) (3)

Option B.
One 300-level CW workshop (ENGL 325, 326, or 327) (3)
One 400-level CW workshop (ENGL 446 or 408) (3)
ENGL 409 (3)

(36 hours total in the major)

Other Requirements

Regardless of which concentration you declare, the program requires 120 hours of coursework with 36 hours in English (exclusive of first-year writing courses).

Note that as an English major, you do not have to specify a concentration if you want more flexibility in your curriculum.

Two courses are required of all majors, regardless of concentration: ENGL 290 (Introduction to Literary Studies) and ENGL 490 (Senior Seminar).

In addition, all majors in the College of Liberal Arts must declare a minor field, in which 18 hours are required, six of them at the 300- or 400-level. Visit the online catalog for a list of minors.