Mar 04, 2024  
2020-2021 General Catalog 

English - Creative Writing Emphasis (B.A.)

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Compose original fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, showing a critical awareness of aesthetics, prosody, and narrative techniques.
  • Identify, describe, and analyze the literary features of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
  • Create a polished and cohesive portfolio of work in at least one genre at the advanced level.
  • Produce a focused and constructive reflection of their own efforts that indicates an understanding of their writing process, as well as sufficient execution of craft techniques, and awareness of strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Revise to strengthen ideas, form, voice, and language.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Foreign Language requirement 16 Credits

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education  Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

English - Creative Writing Curriculum Summary (48 Credits)


ENGL 2400 is required for English majors and minors as a prerequisite to 3000- and 4000-level classes, and with ENGL 2700 for 4000-level classes.

Advanced Creative Writing Workshops (6 Credits)

Select 6 credits from the following:

Literature Options (9 Credits)

Select One of the Following 3000-Level Surveys

Select One of the Following 3000-Level Surveys

Select One of the Following 4000-Level Literature Courses

Department Electives (9 Credits)

Select 9 credits from the following:

Free Electives (21-29 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.A. Degree: 120

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