Major Requirements – Track C

Listed below are the requirements for the English major. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult your advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about our degree requirements.

    Track C: Creative Writing

    ENGLISH 215Introduction to English Studies3
    Select one of the following:3
    ENGLISH 233
    Introduction to Creative Writing
    ENGLISH 234
    ENGLISH 235
    Select three of the following:9
    ENGLISH 414
    Special Topics in Creative Writing:
    ENGLISH 415
    Fiction Workshop
    ENGLISH 416
    Poetry Workshop
    ENGLISH 418
    Literary Journal Production
    ENGLISH 612
    Select two of the following:6
    ENGLISH 325
    The Art of Fiction:
    ENGLISH 326
    The Development of the Novel:
    ENGLISH 327
    The Development of the Short Story
    ENGLISH 328
    ENGLISH 329
    Film and Literature
    ENGLISH 341
    The Development of Drama:
    ENGLISH 342
    ENGLISH 343
    ENGLISH 344
    Modern Drama:
    ENGLISH 360
    The Art of Poetry:
    ENGLISH 361
    The Development of Poetry:
    ENGLISH 378
    Survey of Current Literary and Cultural Theory
    ENGLISH 417
    Readings for Writers:
    ENGLISH 515
    Literature and the Other Arts:
    ENGLISH 547
    Studies in Theory and Criticism:
    Select one of the following:3
    ENGLISH 301
    Survey of English Literature, Beginnings to 1500
    ENGLISH 302
    Survey of English Literature, 1500-1660
    ENGLISH 303
    Survey of English Literature, 1660-1798
    ENGLISH 451
    ENGLISH 452
    ENGLISH 454
    ENGLISH 456
    Writers in English Literature, 1500-1660:
    ENGLISH 457
    Writers in English Literature, 1660-1798:
    ENGLISH 500
    ENGLISH 501
    ENGLISH 504
    Studies in Literature, 1660-1800:
    ENGLISH 530
    Select two of the following:6
    ENGLISH 304
    Survey of English Literature, 1798-1900
    ENGLISH 305
    Survey of English Literature: 1900 to the Present
    ENGLISH 306
    Survey of Irish Literature
    ENGLISH 307
    Survey of American Literature to 1865
    ENGLISH 308
    Survey of American Literature, 1865-1965
    ENGLISH 309
    Survey of Contemporary American Literature
    ENGLISH 332
    LGBTQ+ Literature:
    ENGLISH 372
    Survey of American Indian Literature
    ENGLISH 373
    Survey of Ethnic Minority Literature
    ENGLISH 374
    Survey of U.S. Latino/a Literature
    ENGLISH 375
    Survey of Asian American Literature
    ENGLISH 377
    Survey of African-American Literature, 1930 to the Present
    ENGLISH 381
    World Literatures Written in English:
    ENGLISH 455
    ENGLISH 458
    Writers in English Literature, 1798-1900:
    ENGLISH 459
    Writers in English Literature, 1900 to the Present:
    ENGLISH 460
    Writers in American Literature, 1500-1900:
    ENGLISH 461
    Writers in American Literature, 1900 to the Present: (subtitle)
    ENGLISH 463
    Writers in African-American Literature:
    ENGLISH 465
    Women Writers:
    ENGLISH 505
    Studies in Literature, 1800-1900:
    ENGLISH 507
    ENGLISH 517
    Studies in African-American Literature:
    ENGLISH 518
    Studies in Irish Literature:
    ENGLISH 520
    Studies in American Indian Literature:
    ENGLISH 521
    ENGLISH 522
    Studies in World Literature Written in English:
    ENGLISH 523
    Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature:
    ENGLISH 524
    Studies in Asian-American Literature:
    ENGLISH 525
    Select 3 credits in an upper-level English elective3
    ENGLISH 615Advanced Workshop in Fiction (capstone experience) (satisfies L&S research requirement)3
    or ENGLISH 616 Advanced Workshop in Poetry:
    Total Credits36

    Please Note: In order to register for the ENGLISH 615 or ENGLISH 616 capstone (see below), students must have completed successfully two 400-level workshops (ENGLISH 414, ENGLISH 415, ENGLISH 416) as follows:

    • Prerequisites for ENGLISH 615 fiction capstone: ENGLISH 415 and one of the following: a second section of ENGLISH 415 or ENGLISH 414 or ENGLISH 416.
    • Prerequisites for ENGLISH 616 poetry capstone: ENGLISH 416 and one of the following: a second section of ENGLISH 416 or ENGLISH 414 or ENGLISH 415.
    • Students may not take the two required 400-level workshops in the same semester, and they may not take either of them concurrently with ENGLISH 615/ENGLISH 616.