English and Creative Writing Major and Minor Requirements

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

Major: English, Creative Writing
Minors: English, Creative Writing, Professional 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, 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 LA 201 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 210 Intro to Literary Research
ENG 410 Senior Seminar
ENG 485 Communication Consulting Project
ENG 499 Senior Competency Practicum

One course from each of the following categories
Category A: Topics in Literature
ENG 230 Native North American Literature
ENG 231 Global Literature
ENG 232 Greek Literature and Mythology
ENG 234 African American Literature
ENG 236 Gender and Sexuality in Literature
ENG 238 American Minority Literature         

Category B:  Language
CWR 150 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 227 Advanced Grammar
ENG 228 Advanced Composition
ENG 224 Introduction to Linguistics

Category C: Pre-1800 Historical & Cultural Contexts
ENG 308 Medieval British Literature
ENG 307 Early Modern & Enlightenment British Lit.
ENG 333 Shakespeare
ENG 355 Early American Literature  

Category D: Post-1800 Historical & Cultural Contexts
ENG 312 Romantic & Victorian British Literature
ENG 314 Modern & Contemporary British Literature
ENG 359 Realist & Modernist American Literature
ENG 360 Contemporary American Literature

Additional required coursework
English majors are required to take an additional three to four credits at the 200 level or higher. Choices include the category courses above, plus:
ENG 300 Topics in English                                             CWR 270 Fiction I
ENG 375 Dramatic Literature I                                      CWR 280 Poetry I
ENG 376 Dramatic Literature I                                      CWR 290 Creative Nonfiction
CWR 210 Journal Editing                                                THE 245 Playwriting
CWR 211 Journal Publishing

Professional Development Requirements
ENG 385 Internship Practicum

One of the following courses
ENG 482 English Practicum (approved as a PDP experience for 2-4 hours of credit)
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). 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.

Creative Writing Major
Creative Writing majors must earn a C or better in CWR 150, LA 201, and ENG 210.  They must earn a C- or better in all other CWR, ENG, and prerequisite courses.

Core Requirements
ENG 118 World Literature II
CWR 150 Introduction to Creative Writing
CWR 270 Fiction I
CWR 280 Poetry I
CWR 499 Senior Competency Practicum
ENG 210 Introduction to Literary Research
ENG 360 Contemporary American Literature

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

One of the following courses
ENG 230 Native North American Literature
ENG 231 Global Literature
ENG 232 Greek Literature and Mythology
ENG 234 African American Literature
ENG 236 Gender & Sexuality in Literature
ENG 238 American Minority Literature

Additional required coursework
Creative Writing majors are required to take at least seven additional credit hours at the 200-level or higher. Please note that, while students may enroll multiple times in CWR 210 and 211, they may only count it once toward the major. Choices are:

CWR 210 Journal Editing                                                         ENG 312 Romantic and Victorian British Lit.
CWR 211 Journal Publishing                                                  ENG 314 Modern & Contemporary British Lit.
CWR 290 Creative Nonfiction                                                ENG 333 Shakespeare
THE 245 Playwriting                                                                ENG 359 Realist & Modernist American Literature
ENG 227 Advanced Grammar                                                 ENG 355 Early American Literature
ENG 228 Advanced Composition                                           ENG 360 Contemporary American Literature
ENG 224 Introduction to Linguistics                                   ENG 375 Dramatic Literature I
ENG 300 Topics in English                                                      ENG 376 Dramatic Literature II
ENG 308 Medieval British Literature                                   ENG 485 Comm. Consulting Proj.
ENG 307 Early Modern & Enlightenment Brit. Lit.

Professional Development Requirements
CWR 385 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
English minors must earn a C or better in 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 210 Introduction to Literary Research

Additional required coursework
An additional two courses 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. They must earn a C- or better in all other ENG, CWR, and prerequisite courses.

Core Requirements
CWR 150 Introduction to Creative Writing

Two of the following courses
CWR 270 Fiction I                                                             CWR 370 Fiction II
CWR 280 Poetry I                                                              CWR 380 Poetry II
CWR 290 Creative Nonfiction                                        THE 245 Playwriting

Additional Required Coursework
Creative writing minors are required to take an additional seven credits of ENG course work at the 200 level or higher.

Professional Writing Minor
Core Requirements
CWR 110 Journal Editing
CWR 111 Journal Publishing
CWR 150 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 227 Advanced Grammar
ENG 228 Advanced Composition

One of the following courses
MMJ 115 Reporting, Interviewing and Newswriting
MMJ 135 Editing for Print and Online

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