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Courses for a Degree in English/ Creative Writing

In addition to a focus on english/ creative writing courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Writing and Literature Courses:

  • English Composition
  • English Literature
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Literary Criticism and Theory
  • British Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • American Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary Authors
  • African Literature
  • Twentieth Century Drama
  • Major Authors
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Directed Study
  • Women and Literature
  • Nonfiction Writing

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology