Below you will find course requirements for undergraduate majors and minors in Creative Writing and English Literature and the undergraduate major in English Education.

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English major requirements (33 credit hours)

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Requirements for students who declared the major before Fall 2016:

Course Number Course Name
322 Origins of Western Literature

310

OR

320
OR
330

Nature of Poetry

OR

Nature of Drama
OR
Nature of Fiction

360 Major British Writers I
361 Major British Writers II
362 Major American Writers I
363 Major American Writers II
* 12 hours of electives, 6 of which need to be at the 500-600 level
590 Senior Seminar 

Requirements for students who declared the major in Fall 2016 or after:

Course Number Course Name
310
OR
320
OR
330
Nature of Poetry
OR
Nature of Drama
OR
Nature of Fiction

323

OR

346

OR

365

World Literature

OR

American Multicultural Literature

OR

African-American Literature

360 Major British Writers I
361 Major British Writers II
362 Major American Writers I
363 Major American Writers II
590 Senior Seminar
* 12 hours of electives, 6 of which need to be at the 500-600 level, with no more than one course at the 200 level. Students may take the opportunity to focus their elective courses on a particular track for example: Professional Writing (e.g. ENGL 680, 681, 686, etc.); Linguistics/Language (ENGL 315, 316, 317, 318, 667, 672, etc.); Visual Texts (ENGL 307, 377, 508, 576)

English minor requirements (15 credit hours)

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Course Number Course Name
310
OR
320
OR
330
Nature of Poetry
OR
Nature of Drama
OR
Nature of Fiction
  12 hours of electives, at least 9 of which must be upper-division

Creative Writing major requirements (33 credit hours)

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Course Number Course Name
285 Introduction to Creative Writing

322

OR

323

Origins of Western Literature

OR

World Literature

310 Nature of Poetry
320
OR
330
Nature of Drama
OR
Nature of Fiction
* English Literature class listed 300-level or above
+ 4 skills courses from: 301 (fiction), 303 (poetry), 305 (creative non-fiction), 401 (fiction), 403 (poetry), 517 (play I), 518 (play II), 585 (fiction tutorial), 586 (poetry tutorial). 301, 303, & 305 cannot be repeated.
+ 6 hours of upper-division electives

Creative Writing minor requirements (15 credit hours)

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Course Number Course Name
285 Introduction to Creative Writing
+ 3 skills courses from: 301 (fiction), 303 (poetry), 305 (creative non-fiction), 401 (fiction), 403 (poetry), 517 (play I), 518 (play II), 585 (fiction tutorial), 586 (poetry tutorial). 301, 303, & 305 cannot be repeated.
310
OR
320
OR
330
Nature of Poetry
OR
Nature of Drama
OR
Nature of Fiction

English Education major requirements

Middle school (18 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name
315 Introduction to English Linguistics (language)
317 History of English Language (language)
680 Composition (composition)

322
OR
323

Origins of Western Literature (literature)
OR
World Literature
330 Nature of Fiction (literature)
346
OR
365
Multicultural Literature (literature)
OR
African American Literature

Secondary school (33 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name
315 Introduction to English Linguistics (language)
317 History of English Language (language)
680 Composition (composition)
322
OR
323
Origins of Western Literature (literature: 24 hours total)
OR
World Literature
310 Nature of Poetry (literature)
330 Nature of Fiction (literature)
340 Major Plays of Shakespeare (literature)
346
OR
365
Multicultural Literature (literature)
OR
African American Literature
360
OR
361
Major British Writers I (literature)
OR
Major British Writers II
362 Major American Writers I (literature)
363 Major American Writers II (literature)