B.A. in English: Creative Writing Concentration

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Program Description

The Creative Writing concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in English degree allows students to hone their craft as they study contemporary literature and apply what they've learned to their own works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses 12
   
Second Semester 15
ENG 102  English Composition II  OR  Equivalent 3
General Education Courses 12
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
Creative Writing Course 3
Literature Core Course
3
Writing Core Course
3
General Education  OR  Elective Courses
6
   
Fourth Semester 15
Creative Writing Course 3
Literature Core Course
3
Writing Core Course
3
General Education  OR  Elective Courses
6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
Creative Writing Course 3
Literature Core Course
3
Writing Core Course
3
General Education  OR  Elective Courses
6
   
Sixth Semester 15
Creative Writing Course 3
Literature Core Course
3
General Education  OR  Elective Courses 
9
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
ENG 499  English Studies Capstone Class 3
Creative Writing Course 3
General Education  OR  Elective Courses 9
   
Eighth Semester 15
Creative Writing Seminar 3
General Education OR Elective Courses 12
Total 120

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

At least 42 credits of the required 120 credits must include upper division (300-400 level) courses.

Program Requirements

Literature Core (select one)

  • ENG 301  Brit Literature I
  • ENG 302  Brit Literature II
  • ENG 315  Survey of American Woman Writers
  • ENG 325  World Lit to 1600
  • ENG 326  World Lit from 1600
  • ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I
  • ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II

Language and Linguistics Core (select one)

  • ENG 345  Grammar and Usage
  • ENG 346  History of English Language
  • ENG 347  Introduction to Linguistics

Composition and Literacy Core (select one)

  • ENG 308  Research for Writers
  • ENG 352  Stud.in Writing
  • ENG 372  Comp Theory and Teaching of Writing
  • ENG 375  Advanced Writing
  • ENG 590  Summer Institute for Teachers and Writers

Journalism Core (select one)

  • ENG 167  Journalism I
  • ENG 169  Journalism II
  • ENG 312  Journalism III
  • ENG 334  Newspaper Rep

Special Topics (select three)

  • ENG 320  Multimedia Journalism
  • ENG 350  Journalism Genres
  • ENG 351  Publish the Mag
  • ENG 419  Internship
  • ENG 481  Old/Mid English
  • ENG 484  19th Cent Lit.
  • ENG 485  20th Cent Lit.
  • ENG 487  Amer Literary Genres
  • ENG 489  Eng Literary Genres

Special Experience

  • ENG 499  English Capstone Class

Creating Writing Courses (select six)

  • ENG 351  Publish the Mag
  • ENG 375  Advanced Writing
  • ENG 376  Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENG 377  Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENG 378  Creative Writing: Drama
  • ENG 430  Adaptation of Literary Materials
  • ENG 495  Creative Writing Seminar

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/english/creative-writing.aspx