English

B.A. in Humanities, Creative Writing Concentration (120 cr)

Written Communication Competency (6 cr)
  • Choose one college level composition course:
    • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I
    • ENG-H 140 Advanced Freshman Composition
  • Choose one second college level composition course:
Speaking and Listening Competency (3 cr)
Quantitative Reasoning Competency (3-4 cr)
Natural Sciences Competency (5-6 cr)
Humanistic Artistic Competency (6)
Social-Behavioral Competency (6 cr)

Program Requirements

First-Year Seminar (0-2)
  • UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar or
  • HON-H100 Freshman Honors Seminar
    A passing grade is required in the First Year Seminar course. This course is mandatory for all beginning freshmen and for transfer students with no more than 12 credit hours of transferring coursework. This course must be taken in the first semester after admission to Indiana University East.
Ethics
Information Literacy (3)

CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers & Computing (or equivalent)

World Languages & Cultures (0-14)

This requirement may be met by our World Language courses in one of the following ways:

  • Four courses in sequence in a single non-English language
  • Three non-English language courses (with at least two in sequence) and one culture course taught in English
  • Two courses in sequence in two different non-English languages (totaling 4 courses)
  • Two courses in sequence in one non-English language and two culture courses taught in English.

Degree Requirements (36 cr)

A minimum of 36 credit hours must be taken at the 300 level or above, with at least 18 in the major discipline. All courses for this requirement must be at the 200-level or above.

Group: Backgrounds of British Literature to 1800 (3)
  • Choose one from:
    • ENG-G 301 History of the English Language
    • ENG-L 306 Middle English Literature
    • ENG-L 309 Elizabethan Poetry
    • ENG-L 322 English Literature 1660 – 1789
    • Other courses may apply, consult with the English dept.
Group: Backgrounds of American Literature to 1865 (3)
  • Choose one from:
    • ENG-L 351 American Literature 1800-1865
    • ENG-L 352 American Literature 1865-1914
    • ENG-L 355 American Fiction to 1900
    • ENG-L 356 American Poetry to 1900
    • ENG-L 361 Studies in 19th Century American Literature
    • Other courses may apply, consult with the English dept.
Group: Modern Literature since 1800 (3)
  • Choose one from:
    • ENG-L 299 English Literature since 1800
    • ENG-L 332 Romantic Literature
    • ENG-L 335 Victorian Literature
    • ENG-L 354 American Literature since 1914
    • ENG-L 357 20th Century American Poetry
    • ENG-L 358 20th Century American Fiction
    • ENG-L 384 Studies in American Culture
    • Other courses may apply, consult with the English dept.
Group: Literature in World and Cultural Context (3)
  • Choose one from:
    • CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology
    • ENG-L 225 Introduction to World Masterpieces
    • ENG-L 378 Studies in Women and Literature
    • ENG-L 379 American Ethnic and Minority Literature
    • ENG-L 383 Studies in British or Commonwealth Literature
    • Other courses may apply, consult with the English dept.

Concentration in Creative Writing

Additional courses will be approved to meet core requirements on a semester-by-semester basis. Please consult the chair or your advisor for approval.

Writing Requirement (3)
  • ENG-L 371 Critical Practices. Technical and Professional Writing students may substitute another writing course.
English Electives (15)
  • Choose 15 credits of English electives.

Senior Seminar Requirement (3)
  • Choose one from:

Additional courses will be approved to meet core requirements on a semester-by-semester basis. Please consult the chair or your advisor for approval.

Electives

Choose additional courses to reach 120 credit hours total.

Writing Requirement
A grade of C (2.0) or above is necessary in all English composition courses required for a degree. Students must complete ENG W131 or the equivalent within the first 25 credit hours for which they are enrolled. Students must also complete a second writing course with a C (2.0) or above within the first 50 credit hours for which they are enrolled. This course should prepare students for writing research papers and include at least one method of widely accepted documentation and instruct students in library research skills. All students must complete a culminating writing experience in their major.

General Grade Requirement
A passing grade is required in all other courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) is required for all courses taken toward a degree. No course with a grade below 2.0 (C) will be accepted in the major/concentration area.

Required Credit Hours
For a bachelor degree a minimum of 30 hours at the 200 level or above must be completed at Indiana University East. At least 15 hours in the field of concentration must be completed at Indiana University East.