Carthage offers an emphasis in creative writing for English majors and a minor in creative writing for non-English majors. 

Creative Writing Emphasis for English Majors

Students majoring in English may also select an emphasis in creative writing. The emphasis is designed for students who wish to combine their literary study with study in the practice of creative writing. Students majoring in English who elect the emphasis in creative writing take 44 credits in the department, including the following required courses:

Core Courses (24 credits)
  • ENG 1160 Introduction to Literary Studies (4 credits)
  • ENG 2050 Creative Writing (4 credits)
  • ENG 3040 Advanced Writing (4 credits)
  • ENG 4000 Junior Seminar: Critical Theory and Methods in Literary Studies (4 credits)
  • ENG 4100 Senior Seminar (4 credits)
  • ENG 4300 Seminar in Creative Writing (4 credits)
Category 1: Literature and Its Contexts — Choose Two (8 credits)
  • ENG 2010 Studies in American Literature (4 credits)
  • ENG 2020 Studies in British Literature (4 credits)
  • ENG 3010 Literature in Its Time I: Prior to 1800 (4 credits)
  • ENG 3150 Special Studies in a Major Author Prior to 1800 (4 credits)
  • ENG 3020 Literature in Its Time II: After 1800 (4 credits)
  • ENG 3160 Special Studies in a Major Author after 1800 (4 credits)
Category II: Literary Forms and Theories — Choose Two (8 credits)
  • ENG 3030 Major Texts in Critical Theory (4 credits)
  • ENG 3070 Film and Literature (4 credits)
  • ENG 3090 Literature of Diversity (4 credits)
  • ENG 3100 Literature and Gender (4 credits)
  • ENG 3110 Shakespeare (4 credits)
  • ENG 3140 Literary Genres (4 credits)

All English majors must take either ENG 3090 Literature of Diversity or another ENG course designated to satisfy the Diverse Perspectives requirement; all English majors with an emphasis in creative writing must include ENG 3140 Literary Genres among the 44 credits taken within the department.


Creative Writing Minor for Non-English Majors

The minor in creative writing for non-English majors consists of the following 24-credit course of study:

  • ENG 2010 American Literary Traditions (4 credits)
  • ENG 3040 Advanced Writing (4 credits)
  • ENG 4300 Seminar in Creative Writing (4 credits)

All English minors must take either ENG 3090 Literature of Diversity or another ENG course designated to satisfy the Diverse Perspectives requirement. The balance of the 24 credits may be completed by choosing among the department course offerings.

 

Current students, remember: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met.