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It is strongly recommended that students who are serious about
their writing balance creative writing courses with as many
literature courses as possible. Reading widely and critically is the
best way to learn to write well.
English majors may count up to five creative writing courses (defined as courses numbered English 0005-0016) towards the major's required ten courses. See "Major Concentration Requirements" and "Approved Courses" for general information about the English major.
English minors may count up to three creative writing courses (defined as courses numbered English 0005-0016) towards the minor's required six courses. See "Minor Concentration Requirements" for general information about the English minor.
Prerequisites & Credits
Course prerequisites are indicated in the chart below. Also indicated are restrictions on how many times a course may be counted for credit towards the English major or minor.
Courses Requiring Completion of College Writing Requirement
Arts Distribution Requirement
Class Size & Attendance
All sections are limited to twelve students. To retain your place you must be present at the first meeting of the course.
Senior Honors Thesis
See under "Senior Honors Thesis" for information about the creative option.
Playwriting and Screenwriting Courses
Please note that courses in playwriting and screenwriting are offered by the Department of Drama and Dance and do not count towards the English major.
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