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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major, Concentration in Creative Writing, B.A.

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The following is only one source of information regarding a student’s program of study in seeking a B.A. degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, course rotation, course selection to plan the most efficient program of study. Any student graduating with a major in English with a concentration in Creative Writing will be required to earn at least a C in all major courses. Note: Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the General Education Curriculum; however, EN 101 and 102 may not be used to fulfill any English major requirement.

General Education Curriculum:

(See General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees .)

Major Courses:


Of all English courses, including the Literature Survey counted in the core curriculum, six (6) hours must be in American Literature and six (6) hours in English Literature.

Other Required Courses:

Foreign Language (one area minimum of six hours at the 200 level or above.)


*Students seeking the creative writing concentration are required to turn in a senior portfolio of their writing. They are encouraged to present a research topic in Capstone that focuses on aesthetics, which may include a discussion of how their writing has developed during their time at MUW. This may take the form of an introduction to their portfolio. Students may also write on a literary topic for Capstone, but must still turn in a senior portfolio separately. These requirements will result in one extra required course (3 hours) in writing plus the one hour senior portfolio course for students wishing to pursue a concentration in creative writing.

Total English hours exclusive of core composition: 37

Total Hours Required for a B.A. in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing: 124 Semester Hours

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