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Curriculum

Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in English: Creative Writing Concentration

Get a description of each of Cal U’s English courses and Literature courses from our Course Catalog.   

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree in four years.

First Semester – 16 credits
Course
Credits 
ENG 101 English Composition I                                   3 crs.
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
General Education Courses
12 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits 
ENG 102 English Composition II  or  Equivalent            3 crs.
General Education Courses12 crs.

                             
In addition, all English majors are required to take two writing intensive courses from among the following: ENG 334, 337, 448.

Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*Literature Core Course

3 crs.

*Writing Core Course

3 crs.

Creative Writing Elective

3 crs.

*General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses6 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*Literature Core Course

3 crs.

*Writing Core Course

3 crs.

*Creative Writing Elective

3 crs.

*General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses6 crs.

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*Literature Core Course

3 crs.

*Writing Core Course

3 crs.

*Creative Writing Elective

3 crs.

*General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses6 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*Literature Core Course

3 crs.

*Creative Writing Elective

3 crs.

*General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

9 crs.


Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*ENG 499 English Studies Capstone Class

3 crs.
*Creative Writing Elective3 crs.
* General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses 9 crs.

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*Creative Writing Elective                                                                                               

3 crs.

*General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

12 crs.


Creative Writing Electives: ENG 351, 375, 376, 377, 378, 430, 495

Writing Core Courses: ENG 308, 352, 496, 345, 346, 347, 448

*42 of the 120 credits must be 300- or 400-level courses