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English - Creative Writing Emphasis, B.S.

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Requirements

UVU’s English program is designed to give students skill, confidence, and versatility in writing, speaking, and interpreting texts. The program provides opportunities for students to consider and practice the applications of effective language use in diverse situations: professional, pragmatic, social, political, and aesthetic. The English program emphasizes knowledge and use of standard English in all written work, yet incorporates an understanding that English is a desirably diverse and variable phenomenon. The courses of study in English are designed to familiarize students with much of the traditional canon of literature. They are also designed to provide students with the critical and ethical skills necessary to interrogate this canon, to incorporate and legitimize their own and others’ “different” voices, not just in the academy, but in any of the many situations in which language influences human activity.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Complete the following courses: ENGL 2600, Critical Introduction to Literature; ENGL 2510, American Literature before 1865, or ENGL 2520, American Literature after 1865; and ENGL 2610, British Literature before 1800, or ENGL 2620, British Literature after 1800.
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3) (recommended for Social Science majors)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3) (recommended for Business majors)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 22 Credits
  ENGL 2510 American Literature before 1865 3
or ENGL 2520 American Literature after 1865 (3)  
  ENGL 2610 British Literature before 1800 3
or ENGL 2620 British Literature after 1800 (3)  
  ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
  ENGL 3000 Professional Considerations for the English Major 1 1
  ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors WE 2 3
  ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature WE 3
  ENGL 4950 Senior Seminar 3
Language Core- Complete one of the following: 3 3
  ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory (3)  
  ENGL 3020 Modern English Grammars (3)  
  ENGL 3040 History of the English Language (3)  
Elective Requirements: 36 Credits
Complete any courses 1000 level or higher. Upper division may be necessary for graduation. Please see Adviser. 36
Emphasis Requirements: 27 Credits
Complete THREE from the following: 9
  ENGL 3420 Intermediate Fiction Writing (3)  
  ENGL 3430 Play Writing for Creative Writers (3)  
  ENGL 3440 Intermediate Poetry Writing (3)  
  ENGL 3450 Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Writing (3)  
Complete TWO from the following (both courses must be within the same genre):  6
  ENGL 4420 Advanced Fiction Writing I (3)  
  ENGL 4425 Advanced Fiction Writing II (3)  
  ENGL 4440 Advanced Poetry Writing (3)  
  ENGL 4445 Advanced Poetry Writing II (3)  
  ENGL 4450 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing (3)  
  ENGL 4455 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing II (3)  
Complete the following:  
  ENGL 412R Studies in Literary Genres 4 6
Complete 6 upper-division credits of ENGL coursework beyond those courses taken to fulfill discipline core or emphasis requirements.  6

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, 40 of which must be 3000 level or higher.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. No grade below C- in required courses.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnote
1Should be taken early on in the student's course of study, by the junior year at the latest.
2Should be taken early in the student's junior year, as it serves as crucial preparation for nearly all upper-division English courses.
3Students pursuing the Writing Studies emphasis should take ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory.
4Course is taken twice as two different genres.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context 3
Quantitative Literacy   3
Fine Arts 3
American Institutions 3
Social/ Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills QL requirement, Fine Arts distribution, American Institutions distribution, and Social/Behavioral Science distribution.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
PHIL 2050 or PHIL 205G Ethics & Values 3
Physical Science 3
ENGL 2250 or ENGL 225H Creative Process and Imaginative Writing (fulfills Humanities Distribution GE requirement) 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Physical Science distribution.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology 3
ENGL 2510 or ENGL 2520 American Literature Before 1865 or American Literature After 1865 3
ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 3000 Professional Considerations for the English Major 1
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Biology distribution.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2610 or ENGL 2620 British Literature Before 1800 or British Literature After 1800 3
3rd Science 3rd Science 3
ENGL 3010 or ENGL 3020 or ENGL 3040 Language Core course 3
ENGL 3420 or ENGL 3430 or ENGL 3440 or ENGL 3450 Intermediate Writing course 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the 3rd Science distribution.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors WE 3
ENGL 412R Studies in Literary Genres 3
ENGL UD Upper-Division English Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Upper-Division ENGL elective area.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3420 or ENGL 3430 or ENGL 3440 or ENGL 3450 Intermediate Writing Course 3
ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature WE 3
ENGL UD Upper-Division English Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Upper-Division ENGL elective area.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 4950 Senior Seminar 3
ENGL 4420 or ENGL 4440 or ENGL 4450 Advanced Writing Course (1st course) 3
ENGL 412R Studies in Literary Genres 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: 
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3420 or ENGL 3430 or ENGL 3440 or ENGL 3450 Intermediate Writing Course 3
ENGL 4425 or ENGL 4445 or ENGL 4455 Advanced Writing Course (2nd course in same genre) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: If student is completing a BS s/he would simply take a total of 36 credits of general elective and an HH course rather than 4 courses of a foreign language and 23 credits of general elective.
  Degree total: 120

Department

English and Literature

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