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Creative Writing Requirements

Major Requirements for Students who began the major prior to Fall 2014

Please note: effective Fall 2013, the minimum major GPA requirement for new majors is 2.5.

English Major - Creative Writing Concentration
36 credits total are required of the English Major.  Majors must complete the introductory Gateway classes (6 credits) and take 30 additional credits in one of three areas of concentration. Majors are encouraged to take Literature courses at all levels, but no more than four (4) 200-level courses will count for credit towards the major. No more than 12 transfer credits may be used to fulfill major requirements.  Publishing courses do not meet the requirements for either the English major or minor.

Mandatory for All English Majors: Gateway classes (6 credits)
The Gateway classes must be fulfilled through the one-semester Introduction to Literary Study (ENGL 25000)* and an additional 200-level or 300-level elective course (a Genre Survey, Historical Survey, or Representative Writers course).  These Gateway classes must be taken at the beginning of your work for the major.
*The previous Gateway classes, ENGL 33000, ENGL 33100, and ENGL 31132, will also fulfill the Gateway requirement.

Creative Writing Concentration:
18 credits of creative writing courses (22000 and above) and 12 credits of literature (200-level or above).  Creative Writing workshops may be taken repeatedly for credit.

Major checklist for students who declared prior to Fall 2014


MANDATORY GATEWAY COURSES FOR ALL ENGLISH MAJORS:
ENGL 25000 __________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (200- or 300-level) _______/_______ (term taken)

CREATIVE WRITING CONCENTRATION (CODE 135)
(Please note: ENGL 32100 and ENGL 32200 may be taken twice for credit, and ENGL 32000 may be taken three times for credit)
    
Introduction to Creative Writing (22000) __________(term taken)    
Intermediate Creative Writing (22100) ____________(term taken)    
Creative Writing (22000 or above)__________/__________(term taken)    
Creative Writing (23000 or above)__________/__________(term taken)    
Creative Writing (32000 or above)__________/__________(term taken)
Creative Writing (32000 or above)__________/__________(term taken)
Elective Literature (200-level or above)__________/__________(term taken)
Elective Literature (200-level or above)__________/__________(term taken)
Elective Literature (300-level or above)__________/__________(term taken)
Elective Literature (300-level or above)__________/__________(term taken)

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Major Requirements for Students beginning in Fall 2014

Please note: effective Fall 2013, the minimum major GPA requirement for new majors is 2.5.

English Major - Literature Concentration
39 credits total are required of the English Major.  Majors must complete the introductory Gateway classes (6 credits), 12 credits of required Literature classes, and an additional 21 credits in one of three areas of concentration.  No more than 12 transfer credits may be used to fulfill major requirements.  Publishing courses do not meet the requirements for either the English major or minor.

MANDATORY FOR ALL ENGLISH MAJORS: GATEWAY (6 CREDITS) AND REQUIRED LITERATURE CLASSES (12 CREDITS):

(1) All majors must take two Gateway classes: Introduction to Literary Study (ENGL 25000) and one additional 200-level Literature course (a Genre Survey, a Historical Survey, or a Literatures of Diversity course). These Gateway classes are pre-requisites to taking 300- and 400-level Literature classes and must be taken at the beginning of your work for the major.

(2) All majors must take two 300-level Literature courses. One 300-level Literature class may be taken concurrently with a Gateway class, but completing the two Gateway classes is a pre-requisite for further enrollment in 300- and 400-level Literature classes.

(3) All majors must take two 400-level Literature courses. Completing two 300-level Literature classes is a pre-requisite for enrollment in 400-level Literature classes.

Creative Writing Concentration:
18 credits of Creative Writing courses (22000 and above) and 3 credits of Literature courses at any level. Completion of ENGL 22000 and ENGL 22100 are pre-requisites for Advanced Creative Writing workshops. Certain creative writing workshops may be taken repeatedly for credit.

Major checklist for students who declared in Fall 2014


MANDATORY GATEWAY COURSES FOR ALL ENGLISH MAJORS:
ENGL 25000 __________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (200-level) _______/_______ (term taken)

CREATIVE WRITING CONCENTRATION (CODE 135)
(Please note: ENGL 32100 and ENGL 32200 may be taken twice for credit, and ENGL 32000 may be taken three times for credit)
Introduction to Creative Writing (22000) __________(term taken)
Intermediate Creative Writing (22100) ____________(term taken)
Creative Writing (22000 or above)__________/__________(term taken)
Creative Writing (23000 or above)__________/__________(term taken)
Creative Writing (32000 or above)__________/__________(term taken)
Creative Writing (32000 or above)__________/__________(term taken)
Elective Literature (300-level)__________/__________(term taken)
Elective Literature (300-level)__________/__________(term taken)
Elective Literature (400-level)__________/__________(term taken)
Elective Literature (400-level)__________/__________(term taken)
Elective Literature (200-level or above)__________/__________(term taken)