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Majors and Minors: Writing Major and Minor

Writing Major (36 semester hours)

Graduating with a Writing major

If you are planning to double major in Writing and Linguistics or Literature, please note that only three courses may count toward both majors, and ordinarily these three will be 295, 395, and either 380 or (for honors students) 399.

To receive a bachelor of arts with a major in Writing, you must take the following courses:

  Courses Credits
Gateway English 295
NB: This course is a prerequisite for all 300-level literature courses in English
3
Craft of Writing English 260 3
Professional Writing

1 from English 262-266

3
Creative Writing 2 from English 360, 362: Poetry OR 362: Fiction 6
Stylistic Analysis 1 from English 261, English 373 or editing interim 3
Literature 1 from English 200-238, 300-322, 332-341 3
Advanced British/American Literature 1 from English 310-322, 337, 338 3
Language/Literature 1 from English 300-322, 332-341, or 370-375 3
Rhetoric/Literature 1 from CAS 200, 211, 305, 318, 317 or from English 300-322, 332-341 3
Experiential 1 from English 380, 390, 399 3
Capstone English 395 3
Total   36

 

Writing Minor (21 semester hours)

Graduating with a Writing minor

  Courses Credits
Craft of Writing English 260 3
Creative Writing

1 from English 360, 362: Poetry OR 362: Fiction

3
Professional Writing 1 from English 262-266 3
Literature 1 from English 200-238 3
Electives

2 from 261-266*, 360, 362, 380
1 chosen in consultation with advisor
*This includes CAS 248, which is crosslisted with English 265

9
Total   21

 

Career options

What can you do with your Writing major? Find out what other Calvin English majors have done with their degrees, and learn more about internships and applying to grad school.