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Creative Writing

In addition to English 301 and English 393, English majors specializing in Creative Writing will take:

  • 1 Single-Author Course
  • 1 Literary History Course
  • 1 Cultural Studies/Multi-Cultural Literature Course
  • 6 Creative Writing Courses:
  • Three more creative writing courses from the following list:
    • ENGL 119 (Introduction to Creative Writing), ENGL 351 (Forms of Fiction), ENGL 384 (Literary Nonfiction), ENGL 492A (Advanced Fiction) [pre-req ENGL 381A, or consent of instructor; can be repeated once for credit], ENGL 492B (Advanced Poetry) [pre-req ENGL 382A, or consent of instructor; can be repeated once for credit], ENGL 492C (Advanced Nonfiction) [pre-req ENGL 384, or consent of instructor; can be repeated once for credit], and ENGL 493 (Special Topics) (can be repeated once for credit depending on topic)
  • 1 English Elective

Students should consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of English and CoLA advising for a list of courses that meet the above distribution requirements.