The advanced rhetoric program permits a student to work in creative writing. All creative writing courses are taught as workshops. The program provides excellent preparation for graduate work in writing and is administered by the Department of English. See also major in English.
Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum
Degree title: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Minimum required core and supporting course work normally equates to 36 hours including 15 hours of Rhetoric and 15 hours of English and American Literature.
General education: The LAS General Education requirements are set up so students automatically complete the Campus General Education requirements.
Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours
Creative Writing Major Requirements
|3||One course in expository writing, choose from:|
|RHET 243–Inter Expository Writing 1|
|CW 208–Advanced Expository Writing|
|12||Rhetoric courses selected from: 2|
|CW 104–Introductory Narrative Writing|
|CW 106–Introductory Poetry Writing|
|CW 204–Intermediate Narrative Writing|
|CW 206–Intermediate Poetry Writing|
|CW 404–Advanced Narrative Writing (repeatable)|
|CW 406–Advanced Poetry Writing (repeatable)|
|3||One course in Shakespeare:|
|ENGL 300–Writing About Literature (when offered on a Shakespeare topic)|
|ENGL 418–Shakespeare (ENGL 419- Shakespeare II is no longer offered, but previously earned course credit will satisfy the requirement)|
|12||English and American literature courses selected from 200-, 300- and 400-level courses.|
|6||Six hours of Western Civilization.|
|Choose one of the following pairs:|
|HIST 141–Western Civ to 1660 (or HIST 140), and|
|HIST 142–Western Civ Since 1660 (or HIST 143)|
|HIST 255–British Isles to 1688, and|
|HIST 256–Great Britain Since 1688|
|CWL 241–Masterpieces West Culture I, and|
|CWL 242–Masterpieces West Culture II|
|HIST 171-US History to 1877 and|
|HIST 172-US History Since 1877|
2.CW 202- Topics in Creative Writing and CW 208 also count as Rhetoric courses. With the written permission of a rhetoric advisor, 3 of these 12 hours may be selected from the following courses: ENGL 401, 402, 403, 481; BTW 250, 261, 271; CMN 310, 415, 417, 416, 423, 432; JOUR 475.
Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.
All foreign language requirements must be satisfied.