Creative Writing, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Creative Writing

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for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Creative Writing

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Minimum required major and supporting course work: Minimum required core and supporting course work normally equates to 36 hours.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus, of which at least three hours must be Creative Writing Courses (CW 404 or CW 406).

All Creative Writing courses must be taken in sequence (CW 104 before CW 204, etc.).

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Literature Foundational Coursework
CW 100Intro to Creative Writing3
CW 200Reading for Writers3
Expository Writing (Advanced Composition)
CW 243Inter Expository Writing 13
Creative Writing Coursework
Students complete 12 hours of creative writing coursework, including at least one of the following 3-course (9-hour) sequences:12
Introductory Poetry Writing
and Intermediate Poetry Writing
and Advanced Poetry Writing
Introductory Narrative Writing
and Intermediate Narrative Writing
and Advanced Narrative Writing
The remaining three hours of writing coursework can be satisfied by a fourth CW workshop outside of the mandatory sequence or any of the following writing courses: ENGL 401, 402, 403, and 481; BTW 250, 261, and 271; CMN 310, 423, and 432; JOUR 475; and THEA 211
ENGL 418Shakespeare3
or ENGL 218 Introduction to Shakespeare
Literature Coursework:
6 hours of English or American literature coursework chosen from approved list.6
Supporting coursework
History and Culture Coursework: Choose one of the following pairs:6
Early Masterpieces of Western Culture
and Modern Masterpieces of Western Culture
Western Civ to 1660
and Western Civ Since 1660
US History to 1877
and US History Since 1877
British Isles to 1688
and Britain and World Since 1688
Total Hours36