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major: English

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA) Concentration: Creative Writing 2024-2025

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Students are required to take an additional CRW course at the 2000, 3000, or 4000 level. Students may not minor in Creative Writing and take part in the Concentration in Creative Writing.

Prerequisites (6 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.

ENC1101 (GW) Audience and Purpose (3 Credits)
Acceptable substitute: ENCXXXX
ENC1102 (GW) The Informed Writer (3 Credits)
Acceptable substitute: ENCXXXX

Core Requirements (12 credits)

CHOOSE 1 Survey I:
AML 2010 American Literature I (3 credits)
ENL 2012 British Literature I (3 credits)
LIT 2110 World Literature I (3 credits)

CHOOSE 1 Survey II:
AML 2020 American Literature II (3 credits)
ENL 2022 British Literature II (3 credits)
LIT 2120 World Literature II (3 credits)

LIT3213 Critical Reading/Writing I (3 Credits)
LIT3214 Critical Reading/Writing II (3 Credits)

Intermediate (12 credits)

CHOOSE 2 CRW courses at the 3000 level (6 credits)

CHOOSE 2 3000 courses in Reading, Contexts, Authors, and Methods: Historical, Literacy, or Cultural Studies (6 credits 3000 level):

COURSE OPTIONS: AML, ENG, ENL, or FIL (excluding FIL3363), LIT

Advanced (12 credits)

12 Credit Hours at the 4000-level

CHOOSE 2 4000 level courses in Advanced Studies in Authors, Cultures, Literary Theories or Topics (6 credits 4000 level)

Course Options: AML, CLT, ENG, ENL, FIL (excluding FIL4379), LIT

CHOOSE 1 CRW 4000-level course (3 credits)


Capstone Workshop, CRW4924, or another designated capstone experience. Students build on knowledge gained in previous courses, creating a culminating project or participating in a culminating experience that illustrates their creative or analytical skills. Qualifying study abroad and/or internships could be created as a capstone experience. While CRW 4924 may be taken multiple times for credit, it will only count towards the required capstone credit when taken within 30 credits of graduation. (3 credits)

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.* (Credits will vary)

The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major. See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 credit hours of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your Advisor to declare a minor.

*Double majors are exempt from a minor.

Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures

Foreign Language (8 CHs)/Foreign Culture Requirement (6 CHs): All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete either (i) the Foreign Language option or (ii) the Foreign Culture option, in either case with grades of C or higher.


  • Select one two-course sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Latin, or American Sign Language.
  • The first course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the fall; the second course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the spring.
  • To determine whether to enroll in the first or the second course of the two-course French or Spanish sequences, incoming students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy the Foreign Language option by earning a "C" or better in the second French or second Spanish course into which they have placed.
  • Students who complete a 3000-level French or Spanish course with a "C" or above have demonstrated the mastery that is required in the two-course French or Spanish sequence and may request retroactive credit for the sequence. The retroactive credit will either be 3 or 6 credits, depending on their placement following the exam.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, placement being determined by the professor of the program.

FC Foreign Culture Option

  • Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
  • Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
  • A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.

Free Electives (7 credits)


This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).