The Writing Major

Program Director: Stephanie Callan, Ph.D.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN WRITING

LOWER DIVISION

ENG 121: Composition I 

ENG 123: Composition II 

ENG 2xx (Any 200-level English class)

WRI 276: Introduction to Creative Writing

UPPER DIVISION

The Writing major requires 8 courses/24 hours of upper-division coursework.

Language and Analysis

WRI 401: Classical Rhetoric OR WRI 402: Literary Theory and Criticism OR WRI 491: The English Language

Publishing

WRI 475: Writing for Publication OR WRI 477: Special Topics in Print Culture

Electives (5 classes/15 credits)

WRI 3xx-4xx Electives

Senior Synthesis Seminar

This seminar involves an independent project undertaken in the senior year under the direction of a faculty member.  Students usually focus on the production of a significant creative work, culminating in a presentation to the faculty.

WRI 498: Synthesis Seminar 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN WRITING

LOWER DIVISION

ENG 121: Composition I 

ENG 123: Composition II 

ENG 2xx (Any 200-level English class)

WRI 276: Introduction to Creative Writing

UPPER DIVISION

WRI 3xx-4xx Electives: 12 credits/4 courses