Bachelor of Arts/Science in English - Creative Writing Emphasis

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16

English Core Requirements

ENGL 1410Elements of Grammar3
ENGL 2600Critical Introduction to Literature (HU, GC)3
ENGL 3030Advanced College Writing3
ENGL 3220Multi-Ethnic American Literature (HU, GC)3
ENGL 3810History and Structure of the English Language3
ENGL 4700Senior Capstone3
ENGL 2400American Literature Before 1865 (HU, GC)3
or ENGL 2410 American Literature After 1865 (HU, GC)
or ENGL 2500 British Literature Before 1800 (HU, GC)
or ENGL 2510 British Literature After 1800 (HU, GC)

 Creative Writing Emphasis Requirements

ENGL 2140RCreative Writing3
ENGL 3140Fiction Writing3
ENGL 3141Poetry Writing3
ENGL 3142Creative Nonfiction Writing3
ENGL 3145The Creative Writing Portfolio3
Complete three of the following courses:9
Writing for Interactive Media
Exploring Scientific Writing
Writing Magazines Trade Jrnls
Editing
Advanced Screenwriting
Playwriting
Advanced Fiction Technique

NOTE: ENGL 2140R may be used only once to fulfill emphasis requirements but may be repeated to fulfill degree electives.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each English Core and Emphasis course.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
ENGL 2400
American Literature Before 1865 (HU, GC) (General Education: Literature/Humanities)
or American Literature After 1865 (HU, GC)
or British Literature Before 1800 (HU, GC)
or British Literature After 1800 (HU, GC)
3
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II (Or elective) 4
Foreign Language (Beginning I) 4
 Hours16
Spring Semester
ENGL 1410 Elements of Grammar 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
ENGL 2140R Creative Writing 3
Foreign Language (Beginning II) 4
General Education (Mathematics) 3
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature (HU, GC) 3
Foreign Language (Intermediate I) 4
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
ENGL 3030 Advanced College Writing 3
ENGL 3810 History and Structure of the English Language 3
Foreign Language (Intermediate II) 4
General Education (Life Sciences / Lab) 4
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
 Hours17
3rd Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 3142 Creative Nonfiction Writing 3
ENGL 3220 Multi-Ethnic American Literature (HU, GC) (GLOCUP) 3
Creative Writing Emphasis Elective 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ENGL 3140 Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 3141 Poetry Writing 3
Creative Writing Emphasis Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 3145 The Creative Writing Portfolio 3
Creative Writing Emphasis Elective: Upper Division 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 1
 Hours13
Spring Semester
ENGL 4700 Senior Capstone 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours120