English and Creative Writing Major and Minor Requirements

Department: English
Department Chair: J. Smith
Department Members: C. Buchen, K. Burpo, S. Crisafulli, R. Erable, J. Lang, G. Phillips, K. Schmidt, J. Smith

Major: English, Creative Writing
Minors: English, Creative Writing

The English and Creative Writing majors are designed to develop students who can read, write, speak, and argue intelligently and sensitively, and who know the great artistic achievements and profound insights into human experience which our literary heritage provides. Both majors call for extensive preparatory work in the foundations of writing and literature, particularly British and American. Upper-division courses offer specialized work in periods, genres, literary research and scholarship, written expression, film, and the history and structure of English. Students who complete these majors develop proficiency in reading, writing, and thinking critically, and have a well-rounded knowledge of English literature; thus, they acquire the skills needed to pursue a variety of graduate programs and/or a variety of careers—in public service, business, law, education, and publishing.

English Major
English majors must earn a C or better in ENG 200 and ENG 210. They must earn a C- or better in all other ENG and prerequisite courses.

Core Requirements
ENG 117 World Literature I
ENG 118 World Literature II
ENG 200 Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 210 Intro to Literary Research
ENG 315 Humanities and the Liberal Arts
ENG 333 Shakespeare
ENG 499 Senior Competency Practicum

One course from each of the following categories
Category A: Literature Before 1800
ENG 308 Old and Medieval Literature
ENG 309 Early Modern British Literature
ENG 311 British Literature of the Enlightenment
ENG 355 Early American Literature

Category B: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature
ENG 312 Romantic and Victorian Literature
ENG 314 Modern British Literature
ENG 356 American Realism
ENG 357 American Modernism

Category C: Contemporary, World, and Minority Literature
ENG 358 American Minority Literature
ENG 360 Contemporary American Literature
ENG 361 Global Literature

Additional required coursework
English majors are required to take additional ENG course work at the 200 level or higher to reach the required minimum 30 hours beyond the 100-level courses. Students may count toward the English major one four-credit, upper-level French or Spanish literature course; this course will count as four undistributed ENG credit hours.

Professional Development Requirements
ENG 480 Internship Practicum

One of the following courses
ENG 482 English Practicum (approved as a PDP experience for 2-4 hours)
SNR/SNT 489 (ENG) Professional Development Experience in English

Related field requirement
Twelve semester hours from related fields are to be selected in consultation with the student’s departmental advisor. (Note: The agreed list of courses must be submitted to the Academic Records Office, in writing, by the academic advisor). All related field requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Creative Writing Major
Note for students majoring in both Creative Writing and English: of the courses that make up the Creative Writing major, only ENG 200, ENG 210, and the nine additional credit hours at the 200-level or higher may be applied to the English major.

Creative Writing majors must earn a C or better in CWR 150, ENG 200, and ENG 210. They must earn a C- or better in all other CWR, ENG, and prerequisite courses.

Core Requirements
CWR 150 Introduction to Creative Writing
CWR 270 Fiction I
CWR 280 Poetry I
CWR 390 Creative Nonfiction
CWR 499 Senior Competency Practicum
ENG 200 Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 210 Introduction to Literary Research
ENG 312 Romantic and Victorian Literature
ENG 360 Contemporary American Literature
THE 245 Playwriting

One of the following courses
CWR 370 Fiction II
CWR 380 Poetry II

Additional required coursework
Creative Writing majors are required to take nine additional credit hours of CWR and/or ENG course work at the 200-level or higher to reach the required minimum 35 hours beyond 100-level courses.

Professional Development Requirements
CWR 480 Internship Practicum

One of the following courses
CWR 482 Creative Writing Practicum (approved as a PDP experience for 2-4 credits)
SNR/SNT 489 (CWR) Professional Development Experience in Creative Writing

Related field requirement
Twelve semester hours from related fields are to be selected in consultation with the student’s departmental advisor. (Note: The agreed list of courses must be submitted to the Academic Records Office, in writing, by the academic advisor). Creative Writing majors may use the English major or minor as a related field. All related field requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

English Minor (19 hours)
English minors must earn a C or better in ENG 200 and ENG 210. They must earn a C- or better in all other ENG and prerequisite courses.

Core Requirements
ENG 117 World Literature I
ENG 118 World Literature II
ENG 200 Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 210 Introduction to Literary Research

Additional required coursework
An additional 6 hours of ENG course work at the 200-level or higher.

Creative Writing Minor
Creative Writing minors must earn a C or better in CWR 150 and ENG 200. They must earn a C- or better in all other ENG and prerequisite courses.

Core Requirements
CWR 150 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 200 Introduction to Literary Studies

Three of the following courses
CWR 270 Fiction I
CWR 280 Poetry I
CWR 370 Fiction II
CWR 380 Poetry II
CWR 390 Creative Nonfiction
THE 245 Playwriting

One of the following courses
ENG 312 Romantic and Victorian Literature
ENG 314 Modern British Literature
ENG 357 American Modernism
ENG 360 Contemporary American Literature

Of these courses, only ENG 200 may be applied to the English major.

 

POSTED Dec. 4, 2018