Writing Seminars Major Requirements

(Also see Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree)

AS.220.105 Fiction/Poetry Writing I and AS.220.106 Fiction/Poetry Writing II are prerequisite courses required for all majors and others who want to take advanced courses in writing. Majors must receive a grade of C- or better in all courses required for the major and no major requirements may be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

AS.220.105Fiction/Poetry Writing I3
AS.220.106Fiction/Poetry Writing II3
Four courses of English literature 112
Two courses in philosophy (AS.150.xxx or cross-listed with Philosophy)6
Two courses in history (AS.100.xxx or cross-listed with history), history of art (AS.010.xxx), or history of science and technology (AS.140.xxx)6
AS.220.200The Craft of Fiction3
AS.220.201The Craft of Poetry3
One fiction course at the 300-400 level (with POS-Tag WRIT-FICT)3
One poetry course at the 300-400 level (with WRIT-POET)3
One advanced writing workshop3
Three elective courses at the 200-400 level within the department (AS.220.2xx-4xx)9
Foreign language proficiency through the second semester of the intermediate level is required14
Total Credits68

Sample Program of Study

First Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
History course #13English literature course #13
First year foreign language4First year foreign language4
 10 10
Second Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
AS.220.201 or 2003AS.220.200 or 2013
Philosophy course #13Course with POS-Tag WRIT-FICT at the 300 or 400 level3
Second year foreign language3English literature #23
 Second year foreign language3
 9 12
Third Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
Course with POS-Tag WRIT-POET at the 300 or 400 level3Writing Seminars elective course3
English literature course #33English literature course #43
History course #23Philosophy course #23
 9 9
Fourth Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
Advanced Fiction or Poetry Workshop3Writing Seminars elective course3
Writing Seminars elective course3 
 6 3
Total Credits 68


A GPA of 3.5 or better in all major requirements is required to earn honors in the major.