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English: Professional and Creative Writing B.A.

This major combines a liberal arts background in literature with specialized writing courses in creative writing (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting), business writing, professional writing, scientific and technical writing, editing, and publishing. Students in this specialization are expected to complete ENG 301 and ENG 303 prior to enrolling in other upper-division major requirements.

 

Required Courses - 32 credits

  • ENG 263 - Introduction to Creative Writing Credits: (5)
  • ENG 301 - Rhetoric for Professional Writers Credits: (5)
  • ENG 302 - Poetry and Poetics Credits: (5)
  • ENG 303 - Principles of English Studies Credits: (5)
  • ENG 320 - English Grammar Credits: (5)
  • ENG 323 - Writing and Editing for Publication Credits: (5)
  • ENG 489 - Senior Colloquium Credits: (2)

 

Approved Writing Electives

Select 27 credits from a combination of creative writing, professional writing and editing, and practicum courses. At least 2 credits must be practicum credits and at least one 400-level creative writing or professional writing and editing elective class is required.

 

Creative Writing Courses:

  • COM 267 - Screenwriting Fundamentals Credits: (4)
  • OR  ENG 267 - Screenwriting Fundamentals Credits: (4)
  • COM 357 - Scriptwriting for Serial Media Credits: (4)
  • OR  ENG 357 - Scriptwriting for Serial Media Credits: (4)
  • COM 457 - Narrative Screenwriting II Credits: (5)
  • ENG 364 - Fiction Writing Credits: (5)
  • ENG 365 - Poetry Writing Credits: (5)
  • ENG 366 - Creative Nonfiction Writing Credits: (5)
  • ENG 368 - Multi-Genre Writing Workshop Credits: (5)
  • ENG 369 - Variable Topics Writing Workshop Credits: (5)
  • ENG 464 - Advanced Fiction Writing Credits: (5)
  • ENG 465 - Advanced Poetry Writing Credits: (5)
  • ENG 466 - Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Credits: (5)
  • ENG 467 - Advanced Narrative Screenwriting Credits: (4)
  • ENG 468 - Contemporary Writers Colloquium Credits: (5)
  • TH 313 - Writing for Children's Theatre                                                           (Put on Reserve 9/16/16.) Credits: (3)
  • TH 330 - Introduction to Playwriting Credits: (4)

 

Practicum Courses:

  • COM 468 - Observer Credits: (1-3)
  • ENG 484 - Manastash: Literary Editing Credits: (3)
  • ENG 485 - Manastash: Literary Design and Production Credits: (2)
  • ENG 490 - Cooperative Education Credits: (1-12)
  • ENG 493 - Online Practicum Credits: (3-5)

 

Professional Writing and Editing Courses:

  • ADMG 385 - Business Communications and Report Writing Credits: (5)
  • COM 201 - Introduction to Mass Communication Credits: (5)
  • COM 208 - Introduction to Public Relations Writing Credits: (4)
  • COM 347 - Copy Editing Credits: (4)
  • COM 348 - Publication Design Credits: (4)
  • ENG 404 - Advanced Technical Writing Credits: (5)
  • ENG 472 - Research Methods for Workplace Writers Credits: (5)
  • IT 248 - Web Fundamentals Credits: (4)
  • IT 288 - Business Presentation Applications Credits: (2)
  • LAJ 410 - Legal Writing Credits: (4)

 

Select one Literature Course (5 Credits)

  • ENG 330 - African American Literature Credits: (5)
  • ENG 331 - Latina/o Literature Credits: (5)
  • ENG 332 - American Indian Literature Credits: (5)
  • ENG 333 - Asian American Literature Credits: (5)
  • ENG 334 - American Indian Oral and Nonfiction Literature Credits: (5)
  • ENG 335 - Women's Literature Credits: (5)
  • ENG 363 - Shakespeare Credits: (5)
  • ENG 371 - Literature and History I Credits: (5)
  • ENG 372 - Literature and History II Credits: (5)
  • ENG 373 - Literature and History III Credits: (5)
  • ENG 374 - Literature and History IV Credits: (5)
  • ENG 380 - Studies in Drama Credits: (5)
  • ENG 453 - Studies in Fiction Credits: (5)
  • ENG 454 - Studies in Nonfiction Credits: (5)
  • ENG 455 - Studies in Poetry (Put on Reserve 9/16/16.) Credits: (5)

 

Select ten Literature, Linguistics, and Film Electives Credits

Select 10 additional credits of literature, linguistics, and film studies courses at or above the 300-level. No more than 5 credits of film may be counted as elective credits in the professional and creative writing major.

 

Total Credits: 74

 

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