Writing

For a bachelor of arts degree in English with a concentration in writing, students should take ENGL A205 or ENGL A210 plus ENGL A206 in their freshman year. In addition, students take five literature courses, including one course in British literature before 1800 and one course in American literature. Students must also complete six writing courses. As a part of the writing major, many students complete an internship at a magazine, business, or school. Many also work with the New Orleans Review, a nationally prominent literary periodical sponsored by the department.

2013-2014 English Writing Degree Program (DPCL)

2012-2013 English Writing Degree Program Course List (DPCL)

Degree requirements

Freshman Fall Spring
Semester Totals 15 15
Total 30
Major ENGL A205 or ENGL A210 — ENGL A206 3 3
Foreign Language 3 3
Common Curriculum 9 9

 

Sophomore Fall Spring
Semester Totals 15 15
Total 30
Major Combination of distribution requirements and electives 6 3
Electives 6 6
Common Curriculum 3 6

 

Junior Fall Spring
Semester Totals 15 15
Total 30
Major Combination of distribution requirements and electives 6 6
Electives 6 3
Common Curriculum 3 6

 

Senior Fall Spring
Semester Totals 15 15
Total 30
Major Combination of distribution requirements and electives 6 6
Electives 3 6
Common Curriculum 6 3

There is an optional honors thesis for majors with a 3.5 GPA in the major and 3.0 cumulative. The thesis must be registered for in the fall of the senior year, but students get approval from the Thesis Director and the English Honors reader. Students must start research in the summer following their junior year and complete the assignments listed on the English department web page. The thesis is worked on during the summer and the first semester and is completed in the second semester of the senior year (3+3 hours). English majors who are in the University Honors Program are required to write either the English Honors thesis or the University Honors thesis (1 + 2 hours).

 

Total Course Hours: 120

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