Literature in English and Creative Writing, Bachelor of Arts - LECW

Major Requirements (54 Hours)

Required
ENLT 151Introduction to Literature3
ENWR 202Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENLT 385Critical Theory3
ENLT 495Senior Literature Seminar3
or ENWR 495 Senior Writing Project
Workshops
Select two of the following:6
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Select two of the following:6
Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop
Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
Advanced Workshop in Flash and Micros
Advanced Workshop in Formal Constraints
Advanced Workshop in Writing the Body
Transformations Courses at the 300 Level:
Select five courses, one from each area. A single course may only count for one requirement:
One course in Transformations in Early Literature3
Medieval Literature
Chaucer
16th/17th-Century British Literature
Topics in Literature (approved sections)
One course in Transformations in Shakespeare Studies:3
Shakespeare
Shakespeare and the Power of Art
One course in Transformations in American Literature:3
American Literature to 1865
19th-Century American Literature
20th-Century American Literature
Immigrant Women’s Writing
Development of the American Novel
Contemporary American Poetry in Context
Gender and Sexuality in Literature (approved sections)
Topics in Literature (approved sections)
One course in Transformations in British Literature:3
Medieval Literature
Chaucer
16th/17th-Century British Literature
18th-Century British Novel: Novel Women
18th-Century British Literature
Romantic Movements
Victorian Literature
19th-Century British Novel: The Victorian Novel
The Brontes
Topics in Literature (approved sections)
One course in Transformations in Global Anglophone Literature:3
Contemporary Global Literature
20th-Century and Contemporary African Literature
Postcolonial Women’s Writing
Caribbean Women’s Literature
Gender and Sexuality in Literature
Topics in Literature (approved sections)
Select two of the following courses not used to satisfy any other requirements:6
Introduction to Creative Writing
Tourist or Traveler: Travel Writing in the New Millennium
Nature and Environmental Writing
Writing Children's Books
Topics in Writing
Rhetoric
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop
Playwriting
Topics in Writing
Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop
Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
Advanced Workshop in Flash and Micros
Advanced Workshop in Formal Constraints
Advanced Workshop in Writing the Body
Topics in Writing
Select one of the following courses in literature by historically underrepresented groups:3
Literature of Social Justice
Contemporary Women’s Fiction
African-American Literature
Topics in Literature
Immigrant Women’s Writing
Contemporary Global Literature
20th-Century and Contemporary African Literature
Postcolonial Women’s Writing
Caribbean Women’s Literature
Gender and Sexuality in Literature
Topics in Literature ((approved sections))
Three Credits in Applied English Course:3
Digital Humanities Project Laboratory
Topics in Literature
History of the Book
History of the English Language
The Theory and Practice of Tutoring I
The Theory and Practice of Tutoring II
The Theory and Practice of Tutoring III
The Theory and Practice of Tutoring IV
Teaching Assistantship in English Writing or Literature
Select one additional ENLT or ENWR course3
Total Credits54

Advanced Writing Proficiency

Advanced Writing Proficiency in the major is demonstrated by successfully completing the writing required for the Senior Comprehensive (see below).

Senior Comprehensive

Successful completion of either ENLT 495 Senior Literature Seminar or ENWR 495 Senior Writing Project satisfies the Senior Comprehensive requirement.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Literatures in English (LENG) Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of plot, structure, and conventions of genre in literary works;
  • Identify and apply critical and theoretical frameworks, including intersectional feminist analytic perspectives;
  • Write clearly, formulating evidence-based arguments; supporting interpretive claims with textual evidence; and observing the conventions of citation, grammar, and style as appropriate;
  • Connect training in literary studies to professional, public, and/or community contexts; and
  • Synthesize learning across the major, by successfully planning, executing, revising and completing a substantial critical project.


Creative Writing (CRWR) Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of plot, structure, and conventions of genre in creative works;
  • Identify and apply theoretical and craft frameworks, including intersectional feminist analytic perspectives;
  • Write clearly and imaginatively, demonstrating competence in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction; and exhibiting proficiency in workshop and revision;
  • Connect training in creative writing to professional, public, and/or community contexts; and
  • Synthesize learning across the major, by successfully planning, executing, revising and completing a substantial creative writing project.