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III. English - Creative Writing Option

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III. English - Creative Writing Option (120 Credits)

Requirements in this option involve 39-credit hours, approximately half in creative writing and related professional courses, the remainder in supporting literature courses approved by the advisor. In addition to these requirements, students are urged to elect GER courses in American and world cultures, history, and society to round out the liberal arts education that they will bring to careers in creative writing, editing, publishing, and related fields.
First Year
First TermCredits
Arts & Humanities [H,G] (GER)13
Engl 101 [W] (GER)3
GenEd 110 [A] (GER)3
Math Proficiency [N] (GER)3
Science Elective (GER)4
Second TermCredits
Arts & Humanities [H,G] or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER)3
Biological Sciences [B] (GER)4
Engl 2513
GenEd 111 [A] (GER)3
Social Sciences [S,K] (GER)3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER)6
Engl 351 or 3533
Physical Sciences [P] (GER)4
Elective (literature course recommended)3
Second TermCredits
Engl 302 [M] [W] (GER)3
Engl 3523
Intercultural Studies [I,G,K] (GER)3
Literature Elective, Engl or Hum3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Engl 4463
Literature Elective (300-400-level Engl or Hum)3
Second TermCredits
Engl 451 or 4523
Writers of Color23
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Engl 355, 357, or 402 (or Engl 498 or 499 with advisor approval)3
Literature Elective (400-level Engl or Hum)3
Tier III Course [T] (GER)3
Second TermCredits
Creative Writing or Literature Elective, Engl or Hum3
Engl 451 or 4523

1English or Humanities Elective: At least one from HUMANITY 101, 103, 302 [M], 303 [M], 304 [M], 335, 350, 410, or 450 is required. Other approved courses include ENGLISH 210, 366, 368, 370, 371, 372, 373, 419, and 480-489 not used to fulfill other major requirements.
2See advisor for approved list of courses.

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