English and Creative Writing Studies

Students in English and Creative Writing study literature from three different perspectives: as writers, readers and participants in the manufacture and dissemination of texts. Foundational courses taken by all tracks in the first and second years teach skills and knowledge in literary practice, history and theory and provide a common learning experience. After the foundational courses, majors in the literature track (English and English-secondary education majors) elect advanced seminars in literary history and theory, while majors in the creative writing track take advanced writing workshops. English and English-secondary majors complete their coursework in a capstone experience pursuing their own independent research projects; creative writing majors complete their coursework in a writing portfolio experience.