Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    Jul 21, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major–Emphasis in Creative Writing

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The English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree and requires the successful completion of 44 semester hours of coursework. English majors are required to have a GPA of at least 2.0 in English at graduation. All English courses taken at Allegheny on a letter-grade basis are included in the calculation, with the exception of repeated courses, for which only the most recent grade counts. At least 10 courses, including the Junior Seminar and Senior Project, must be taken on the letter-grade basis; additional courses may be taken Credit/No Credit, though the department recommends that the number of such courses be kept to a minimum.


Core (12 Credits)

  • One course (4 credit hours) from courses numbered ENGL 110 through ENGL 118.

Emphasis in Creative Writing (32 Credits)

Take two of the following courses (8 credits):

Take one of the following courses (4 credits):

Take one course (4 credit hours) at 400-Level Advanced Workshop:

Elective (4 credits):

Take any one additional course in English at any level. ENGL 231 , American Literatures, or another American-focused literature class strongly recommended.

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