Major in English and Creative Writing
Creative Writing Workshops
Creative Writing majors must complete five writing workshops (15-20 credits). Either Honors or one independent study can count as one workshop. At least two workshops must be taken in the same genre (fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, creative non-fiction); students are encouraged to continue study in the same genre as the Intro but this is not a requirement.
Literature Requirement (ENG 300 or above)
Six 300 level English courses (18-24 credits):
- At least two courses concentrating mainly on poetry.
- At least two courses concentrating mainly on prose.
- At least two courses in writing of the 19th century or earlier.
Drama that is written in the form of poetry can count toward the poetry requirement. Drama that is written in the form of prose can count for the prose requirement.
Each major's advisor will exercise discretion in allowing credit for these categories since many courses mix poetry, prose, and drama. Advisors may also substitute one 200-level English course for one 300-level course.
NOTE: MOST CREATIVE WRITING COURSES (EXCEPT FRESHMAN SEMINARS) WILL FULFILL THE POST-FRESHMAN WRITING REQUIREMENT. If the course number includes the letter "W," then it will fulfill the writing requirement.
OXFORD STUDENTS: ENGCW 270W Introduction to Creative Writing or ENGCW 271W Introduction to Poetry Writing taken at Oxford will count towards the Creative Writing major. (You may take both but only one will count towards the major.) The FILM 378 Screenwriting course offered at Oxford does NOT count towards the Creative Writing major.