Lindenwood

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


English B.A.- Creative Writing Emphasis

37 credit hours

The Bachelor of Arts in English prepares students to use language both persuasively and creatively and to read, think, and write critically in any setting. Graduates pursue a variety of professional objectives and career paths, including graduate school in literature and creative writing, law school, teaching at the secondary level, journalism, technical and business writing, copywriting, editing, and proofreading.

A major in English with an emphasis in creative writing requires 37 credit hours of coursework plus* the general education and foreign language requirements listed below.

Requirements

Five required courses:

ENG 21100Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENG 21200Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing

3

ENG 31100Advanced Creative Writing

3

ENG 35800Writer's Market

1

ENG 47000Seminar in Writing

3

Three courses selected from the following options:

ENG 22100Introduction to Writing for Performance

3

ENG 22200Introduction to Writing Creative Non-Fiction

3

ENG 30200Advanced Writing and Research

3

ENG 32100Advanced Fiction Writing

3

ENG 32300Advanced Poetry Writing

3

ENG 34000Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Writing

3

ENG 45400Criticism

3

COM 30500Desktop Publishing

3

COM 30700Writing for the Electronic Media

3

COM 45000Communications Internship

3

One course selected from the following options:

ENG 31000Modern Fiction

3

ENG 33500Modern Drama

3

ENG 35100Modern Poetry

3

Four courses selected from the following options:

ENG 20000Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 21600Comedy: Its Origin and Development

3

ENG 23500American Literature I

3

ENG 23600American Literature II

3

ENG 24500Folklore and Fables: The Telling of Tales

3

ENG 25000Myth and Civilization

3

ENG 25600Epic and Tragedy: The Hero and the City

3

ENG 27600African-American Literature

3

ENG 27800Latino Literature

3

ENG 30500British Literature I

3

ENG 30600British Literature II

3

ENG 30900The English Novel

3

ENG 31000Modern Fiction

3

ENG 33200Chaucer

3

ENG 33300Shakespeare

3

ENG 33500Modern Drama

3

ENG 33700Survey of American Literature

3

ENG 33800Medieval English Literature

3

ENG 33900Renaissance English Literature

3

ENG 34100Restoration and 18th-Century Literature

3

ENG 34200English Romantic Literature

3

ENG 34300Victorian Literature

3

ENG 34700-34799Topics in American Literature

3

ENG 35100Modern Poetry

3

ENG 45400Criticism

3

English majors must take:

ENG 20100World Literature I

3

ENG 20200World Literature II

3

to fulfill their general education literature requirements.

English majors must demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to Lindenwood University’s Intermediate II level. Students who have experience in a foreign language before they enroll at Lindenwood may have their proficiency tested by the Department of Foreign Languages to determine which courses, if any, they must take to fulfill the requirement.

English majors should take ENG 30200 as soon as possible after completing ENG 17000.

*Content has been updated or revised as of the publication of the July 2014 catalog addendum.