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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Professional and Creative Writing, BA

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The major combines a liberal arts background in literature with specialized writing courses in creative writing (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting), business writing, professional writing, scientific and technical writing, editing, and publishing.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate their writing competence by successfully meeting the rhetorical needs of situations requiring the application of a variety of genres and styles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of literary perspectives, genres, conventions, and forms.
  • Apply knowledge of writing in a professional setting
  • Use their knowledge of traditional grammar, writing craft, and rhetorical techniques to revise and edit their own writing.
  • Develop a professional disposition for working collaboratively and providing effective feedback to other authors
  • Understand and be able to articulate orally and in writing how literature is contextualized historically and culturally.

Total Required Courses Credits: 32

Approved Writing Electives

Select 27 credits from a combination of creative writing, professional writing and editing, and practicum courses. At least 2 credits must be practicum credits and at least one 400-level creative writing or professional writing and editing elective class is required.

Total Approved Writing Electives Credits: 27

Literature, Linguistics, and Film Electives Credits: 10

Select 10 additional credits of literature, linguistics, and film studies courses at or above the 300-level. No more than 5 credits of film may be counted as elective credits in the professional and creative writing major. Courses used to meet the “Literature” electives section may be re-used in this section if the course is taken under a different topic.

Total Credits: 74

College and Department Information

English Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

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