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English: Writing Studies Track

The Writing Studies Track enables students to design a course of study in the theory and practice of writing in a variety of genres.

A student who completes the Writing Studies Track will be able to demonstrate skills in the analysis, construction, and presentation of texts; identify and apply productive, effective, and creative approaches to writing tasks for diverse audiences; and create a portfolio of writing for use in applying to graduate programs or for professional positions. The Writing Studies Track prepares students for any career that requires professional writing skills.

Track courses: 15 credits

Two Craft and Genre courses, chosen from the following:

  • ENGL 220 Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 221 Creative Writing
  • ENGL 222 Technical Writing
  • ENGL 325 Writing Poetry
  • ENGL 326 Writing Fiction
  • ENGL 327 Writing Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 347 Playwriting
  • ENGL 421 Digital Writing

One Forms and Theories course, chosen from the following:

  • ENGL 308 Critical Theory
  • ENGL 335 Literary Nonfiction
  • ENGL 340 The Novel
  • ENGL 341 Poetry
  • ENGL 342 Short Fiction

Two Studio/Portfolio/Career Preparation courses, chosen from the following:

  • ENGL 360 Editing and Publishing
  • ENGL 420 Writers’ Studio
  • ENGL 483 Honors Thesis
  • ENGL 493 Internship
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