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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

English

Undergraduate Programs

Option in Creative Writing (120 units)

The Creative Writing option is designed for students who wish to write as well as study fiction, poetry, plays, or media scripts. Exposure to traditional and recent literature is also of significant value for anyone seeking to master the forms and conventions of writing creatively for the literary marketplace.

This option consists of 45 units, 31 of which must be taken in the upper division, including the following:

Lower Division:

Take all of the following:

  • ENGL 180 Appreciation of Literature (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
  • ENGL 250A Survey of English Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 250B Survey of English Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following:

  • ENGL 204 Introduction to Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 205 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 206 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.

Upper Division:

Take the following:

  • ENGL 380 Approaches to English Studies (4)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 180 or equivalent.

Take nine units from the following: ENGL 404, 405, 406, 407, 499

Take three classes chosen from the following classes in recent literature, literary genres, and literary criticism: ENGL 385, 386, 459, 466, 467A/B, 469, 474, 475, 476A/B, 477A/B, 478, 479

Take electives to make up a total of 45 units chosen from the classes listed above and/or any upper-division English courses.

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