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2015-2016 Catalog

English Major, Writing Concentration (Classes of 2018 and beyond)

Requirements

The writing concentration within the English major allows students to concentrate on a variety of styles and forms, including creative writing, nonfiction, journalism, media, and rhetoric.

The major consists of a minimum of 10 courses:

ENG 205Seminar in Textual Practices

ENG 206Literary History

ENG Three ENG electives

Three English electives: Numbered 300 or above. One of the electives must be a course in literature prior to 1800.

 

Two courses from:

ENG 231Journalistic Writing

ENG 250Writing Genres

ENG 251Screenwriting

ENG 255Creative Writing

ENG 272-273Internship

ENG 250: May be repeated for credit when they address different topics. The adviser will authorize counting special topics courses toward the concentration when they are offered with a writing focus.

 

Three courses from:

ENG 320The English Language

ENG 350Studies in Writing and Rhetoric

ENG 351Environmental Writing

ENG 361Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

ENG 362Advanced Creative Writing: Short Fiction

ENG 365Seminar in Literary Criticism

ENG 395Problems and Possibilities: Literary Research Seminar

ENG 350: May be repeated for credit when they address different topics. The adviser will authorize counting special topics courses toward the concentration when they are offered with a writing focus.

No more than one semester of independent study or thesis may be included. ENG 100 (Intro to Academic Writing), ENG 202 (Writing Seminar), and ENG 272/273 (Internship) do not count toward the writing concentration.