Writing Option

This option is designed for students wishing to specialize in the study of writing and rhetoric as preparation for graduate study, professional practice, or liberal education.

Required English Courses

Take all:24
Intro to Writing Studies
Introduction to Creative Writing
Advanced Writing
Digital Rhetorics and Multimodal Writing
Public Rhetorics and Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Seminar: Writing Research and Publications

Four Writing Electives

Choose four from the following:12
Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop
Topics in Craft and Genre
Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
Teaching Writing in Secondary School
Intro to Language/Linguistics
Structure and Function of Language
Language and English Education
College Writing II
Intermediate Tech Writing
Science Writing for Popular Non-Fiction
News and Pub Relations Writing
Magazine Editing
Professional Writing

200 Level Literature Elective

Choose one of the following (excluding LIT 201):3
The Environmental Imagination
Great Books
Regional Literature
The Bible as Literature

Three Literature Electives

Choose three 200-400 level LIT courses not counted elsewhere in the major (excluding LIT 201):9
The Environmental Imagination
Great Books
Regional Literature
The Bible as Literature
Literary Criticism
Multicultural Literature
American Literature to 1900
American Literature after 1900
Advanced British Literature I
Advanced British Literature II (Formerly LIT 325)
Advanced British Literature III (Formerly LIT 326)
Women and Literature
Literature for Children and Adolescents
Studies in Major Author/s
Studies in Literary Genres
Studies in Literary Topics
Studies in World Literature
Studies in Shakespeare
Total English credits required:48 (27 of which must be upper division)
Upper-Division credits required:42
CORE 2.0 Requirements27-30
Total credits required for graduation:120

WRIT 101W credits count for the Core Foundations written requirement. These credits are not counted as part of the total English Major, Writing Option.