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.
One major author course chosen from:
- One literary history course chosen from:
- One 300-level literature course chosen from:
Four English electives, at least three of which must be at the 300 level. Courses at the 100 level do not count toward the major.
Diverse Traditions Requirement
English majors must take at least one course in English designated as "Diverse Traditions." Diverse Traditions courses focus on historically under-represented groups. Qualifying concentration requirements or major electives are designated as "Diverse Traditions" or "DT" courses in the quarterly schedule.
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.