English, Writing, and Professional Communications

B.A. in English with a Creative Writing Concentration (120 hours)

B.A. in Literature
All students in the major share a common core of literature and writing courses, but the program allows students to concentrate in one of three areas:

  • The B.A. in English with a Literature Concentration, which focuses on literature and the intellectual skills of reading and understanding literary and other texts.
  • The B.A. in English with a Creative Writing Concentration, which focuses upon writing and the creation of literary and other texts.
  • The B.A. in English with a Communications Concentration, which focuses on writing for business, media, and other professional contexts.

  • Students pursuing a degree in any of the English, Writing, and Professional Communications concentrations are required to maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. in their majors courses.

    The following courses are required for a baccalaureate degree with a Creative Writing Concentration:

    1. 54 hours: General Education

    2. 24 hours: Requisites for the Concentration
    3. • EWPC 235 Introduction to Creative Writing
      • EWPC 250 Introduction to Literary Studies
      • EWPC 255 Foundations of Western Literature
      • EWPC 265 British Literature
      • EWPC 275 American Literature
      • EWPC 325 The Literary Essay
      • EWPC 350 Business Communications
      • EWPC 410 Editing

    4. 30 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major
    5. • EWPC 310 Shakespeare
      • EWPC 320 History and Study of the English Language
      • EWPC 435 Advanced Creative Writing
      • EWPC 445 Literary Theory and Criticism
      Two Courses from the Following
           o EWPC 373 American Cinema or EWPC 460 The Drama
           o ENGL 440 20th Century Poetry
           o ENGL 450 The Novel
      • EWPC 495 Internship in English
      • EWPC 499 Senior Seminar in English
      Two upper-level courses in English

    6. 12 hours: Electives

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    Program Director: Christopher Buczinsky
    Room: 177
    Telephone: (219) 473-4250
    FAX: (219) 473-4259