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English

College of Arts and Humanities

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

Approved Writing Electives - 27 credits

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

Creative Writing Courses

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

Professional Writing Courses

  • ADMG 385 - Business Communications and Report Writing (5)
  • COM 208 - Introduction to Public Relations Writing (4)
  • ENG 310 - Technical Writing (4)
  • ENG 311 - Business Writing (3)
  • ENG 315 - Visual Rhetoric and Document Design (5)
  • COM 347 - Copy Editing (4)
  • COM 348 - Publication Design (4)
  • ENG 404 - Advanced Technical Writing (5)
  • ENG 472 - Research Methods for Workplace Writers (5)
  • ENG 473 - Grant Writing Theory and Practice (5)
  • ENG 474 - Professional Writing w/New Media (5)
  • IT 248 - Web Fundamentals (4)
  • IT 288 - Business Presentation Applications (2)
  • LAJ 410 - Legal Writing (4)

Select One Literature Course - 5 Credits

  • ENG 330 - African American Literature (5)
  • ENG 331 - Latina/o Literature  (5)
  • ENG 332 - American Indian Literature (5)
  • ENG 333 - Asian American Literature (5)
  • ENG 334 - American Indian Oral and Nonfiction Literature (5)
  • ENG 335 - Women's Literature (5)
  • ENG 336 - Race and Literature (5)
  • ENG 337 - LGBTQ+ Literature (5)
  • ENG 363 - Shakespeare (5)
  • ENG 371 - Literature and History I (5)
  • ENG 372 - Literature and History II (5)
  • ENG 373 - Literature and History III (5)
  • ENG 374 - Literature and History IV (5)
  • ENG 380 - Studies in Drama (5)
  • ENG 453 - Studies in Fiction (5)
  • ENG 454 - Studies in Nonfiction (5)
  • ENG 455 - Studies in Poetry (5)
  • ENG 456 - Studies in Rhetoric (5)

Electives in Literature, Linguistics, and Film - 10 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.

Select One Practicum Course - 2+ credits

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

Total Credits: 74

 

2018-2020 Course Schedule

(Subject to changes based on course enrollments) 

 

Upcoming Professional and Creative Writing Course Offerings
Required Courses 2018-2019 2019-2020
ENG 263 Intro to Creative Writing (5) F W S F W S
ENG 301 Rhetoric for Professional Writers (5) F W*   F W* S
ENG 302 Poetry and Poetics (5) F   S F   S
ENG 303 Principles of Eng. Studies (5) F W S F W S
ENG 320 English Grammar (5) F   S F   S
ENG 323 Writing & Editing for Publ. (5)   W     W  
ENG 489 Senior Colloquium (2)   W     W  
Creative Writing Electives
COM/ENG 267 Screenwriting Fundamentals (4)            
ENG 364 Fiction Writing (5)   W     W  
ENG 365 Poetry Writing (5) F     F    
ENG 366 Creative Nonfiction Writing (5)     S     S
ENG 464 Advanced Fiction Writing (5)            
ENG 465 Advanced Poetry Writing (5)            
ENG 466 Advanced Creative Nonfiction (5)            
ENG 468 Contemporary Writer's Colloquium (5)     S     S
Professional Writing and Editing Electives
ENG 310 Technical Writing (4) F W* S* F* W* S
ENG 311 Business Writing (3) F* W* S* F* W* S*
ENG 315 Visual Rhetoric and Document Design (5)   W*        
ENG 404 Advanced Technical Writing (5)   W*     W*  
ASP 435 Accessible Information Design (5)     S*     S*
ENG 456 Studies in Rhetoric (5)       F*    
ENG 472 Research Methods for Workplace Writers (5)            
ENG 473 Grant Writing Theory and Practice (5) F*     F*    
ENG 474 Professional Writing with New Media (5)         W*  
Practicum Courses (min. 2 credits)
ENG 490 Cooperative Education (Var)            
ENG 484 Manastash: Literary Editing (3)   W     W  
ENG 485 Manastash: Literary Design and Production (2)     S     S
Literature and Language Electives
ENG 330 African American Literature (5)     S      
ENG 331 Latina/o Literature (5)           S
ENG 332 American Indian Literature (5)            
ENG 333 Asian American Literature (5)         W  
ENG 334 American Indian Oral and Nonfiction Literature (5)   W     W  
ENG 335 Women's Literature (5) F     F    
ENG 336 Race & Literature (5)   W     W  
ENG 337 LGBTQ+ Literature (5)       F    
ENG 347 Global Perspectives in Literature (5)            
ENG 363 Shakespeare (5)         W  
ENG 372 Literature & History II (5)   W     W  
ENG 373 Literature & History III (5)            
ENG 374 Literature & History IV (5)   W S   W  
ENG 378 Literature & Philosophy (5)     S     S
ENG 415 Critical Studies in American Literature (5)     S     S
ENG 417 Critical Studies in World Literature (5)   W     W  
ENG 419 Critical Studies in British Literature (5)  F     F    
ENG 432 Phonetics & Phonology (5) F     F    
ENG 435 Linguistics & Literature (5)     S     S
ENG 453 Studies in Fiction (5)            
ENG 454 Studies in Nonfiction (5)            
ENG 304 English Linguistics (5)  F   S F   S

 

* Offered online this quarter. Space may be limited. 

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