• English Major - Creative Writing Concentration


    The English major with a concentration in creative writing requires 12 courses (including up to four courses in creative writing) through which students integrate a broad foundation in critical analysis, literary study, and theoretical practice with focused training in the craft of creative writing.

    Students interested an English major with a concentration in creative writing are encouraged to take survey courses (ENG 1210: British Literatures to 1789; ENG 1220: British Literatures after 1789; ENG 1230: American Literatures to 1860; ENG 1240: American Literatures after 1860; ENG 1250: World Literatures; or ENG 1270: African-American Literatures) in their first year and to declare a major as sophomores.

    In conjunction with declaring an English major with a concentration in creative writing, students must take WRIT 3000: Creating Across Genres and a sequence of "gateway" courses in critical methods and contemporary theory, ENG 1900: Introduction to Literature and Criticism and ENG 3020: Literary and Cultural Theory. Juniors and seniors should take 3000-level courses, at least three of which must be literature or theory courses numbered above 3020.

    A senior seminar is the capstone course, in which students study a topic in depth and develop independent research projects. ENG 3020: Literary and Cultural Theory and the senior seminar must be taken at Hamline. ENG 1900 and ENG 3020 must be taken at least one semester before the senior seminar and are strongly recommended before taking 3000-level literature courses numbered above 3020.

    Note: ENG 1110 is not part of the major and may be counted toward breadth of study.

     

    Major Requirements

    The English Major with Concentration in Creative Writing requires 12 courses, including:

    • (ENG 3020 must be taken at Hamline and taken before the senior seminar)

    Two survey courses

    Choose two survey courses which must be from different categories below:

    Category A

    Category B

    Category C

    Category D

    Three advanced-level literature courses

    Choose three from the following:

    Two advanced-level creative writing courses

    Choose two courses at the 3000- or 5000-level:

    • (Note: Some WRIT courses have prerequisites that require them to be taken in sequence.)
    • WRIT 3xxx - Topics course
    • WRIT 5xxx - Topics course

    One additional 3000-or 5000-level elective

    This elective may be chosen from:

    • Literature courses from the list above
    • WRIT courses at the 3000- or 5000-level (including 5110, 5120, and 5130 after completing prerequisites)
    • ACTC equivalent courses