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Writing Concentration

Note to English Majors:

Students who declared their major in Fall 2013 will be expected to complete the newly revised requirements for the English major. If you declared your major before Fall 2013 you may opt into the revised curriculum and transfer toward your degree the credits that you have already earned. Under the revised major, students have the freedom to take more electives and tailor their survey choices to better meet their needs and interests. Please contact your departmental mentor and talk to him or her before you enroll for Fall courses.  Information on the old track can be found here.

Sample Four-Year Schedules for the English Major, Writing Concentration

Major Requirements (New Track)

REQUIRED: 36 credit hours*

CORE REQUIREMENTS: 12 credit hours (4 classes), including:

ENGL 300W: Critical Issues in Literary Studies (Prerequisite for ALL 400-level English courses)

9 credit hours of 200/300-level English Survey courses.

    DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS: 18 credit hours (6 classes),   including:
    • 9 credit hours of 300/400 Writing courses in at least TWO genres (Fiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Critical, or Professional Writing)
    • 3 credit hours of a 400-level Writing course (Creative, Critical, or Professional Writing)
    • 6 credit hours of a 400-level Course
      • 6 credit hours (2 classes)
        (UCOR 101 & 102 may not count as electives.) 

      The list of course descriptions issued each term by the English Department will indicate which course offerings may meet the above requirements.