The Creative Writing concentration trains students in writing imaginatively for professional publication. Students strengthen their creative skills in a variety of genres through a series of writing workshops, which they take alongside courses in literary history and analysis. They acquire a solid grounding in literary forms; they learn to think critically and creatively about how writers represent the material of everyday life; they gain insight into writing and audience through the intense study of style, voice, and genre; and they develop an understanding of the standards by which literary works are judged.
Completion of ENG 220 and ENG 221 required.
Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality (RES)
Four English electives, at least two of which must be at the 300 level. Courses at the 100 level do not count toward the major.
Research Intensive Requirement
English majors who declared their majors after January 1, 2012, must take at least one course in English designated as "Research Intensive." These courses integrate research instruction and assignments with the subject matter of the course. Qualifying concentration requirements or major electives are designated as "Research Intensive" or "RI" in the quarterly schedule.