Required Courses for the Writing Major include:
- Academic/Nonfiction Writing (3 hours)
- Creative Writing (6 hours)
- Practical Writing (6 hours)
- Literary Study (15 hours)
- Two courses in American literature
- Three courses in British literature
- Language Study (3 hours)
- Writing Elective (3 hours)
The study of the English language and literature is directed toward helping students acquire skills in writing effectively and in reading and evaluating literature. The variety of courses offered suggests both the need students have for communicating their ideas clearly and the need they have for creating and responding to the aesthetic.
Students may not double major in writing and in English, but they may complete a major in one and a minor in the other. Courses required for a major in writing may not be counted toward courses required for a minor in English. For example, students who complete Advanced Composition for the major in writing must take for the English minor an alternate writing course from either the Creative or Practical Writing courses listed under the major in writing.
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