Academic Catalog 2022-2023

English - Writing Major

Major Requirements

Requirements for a major in English with a writing concentration are 40 credits:

English Courses
ENG 227Foundations in Creative Writing4
ENG 371Editing and Grammar for Professionals4
Select 8 credits from one set of the following pairs:8
News Writing
and Feature Writing
Nonfiction Writing Seminar
and Advanced Nonfiction Writing Seminar
Poetry Writing Seminar
and Advanced Poetry Writing Seminar
Fiction Writing Seminar
and Advanced Fiction Writing Seminar
Writing Courses
Select 8 credits from the following writing courses (beyond the required pair):8
The Ethnographic Essay
Business Writing
News Writing
Feature Writing
Technical Writing
Topics in Writing
Nonfiction Writing Seminar
Poetry Writing Seminar
Fiction Writing Seminar
Special Topics (when designated for writing)
Cooperative Education (when designated for writing)
Advanced Nonfiction Writing Seminar
Advanced Poetry Writing Seminar
Advanced Fiction Writing Seminar
ENG 489Senior Writing Seminar4
Elective Courses
12 additional elective credits from any English course offering in literature or linguistics. Only 4 elective credits can be at the 100 level. 112
Total Hours40

Except ENG 491 Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing for the Secondary School

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.