English:Creative Writing- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of English, 356 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-5221.

The English department offers four majors: creative writing, literature, linguistics, and professional writing. These concentrations lead to an A.B. 

Program Requirements

(39 semester hours)

Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 226Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry3
Introduction to Literary Studies 1
ENG 298Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies3
Creative Writing courses
Select four of the following: 212
Writing for Media
Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction
The Literary Marketplace
Creative Non-Fiction
Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry
Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop
Advanced Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop
Senior Capstone
ENG 460Issues in Creative Writing3
or ENG 495 Capstone in Literature
Literature of Earlier Periods
Select two courses 36
Literature of Later Periods
Select two courses 46
Ethnic, minority, or women's literature
Select one course 53
Genre
Select one course3
Total Credit Hours39
1

Completed fall semester of sophomore year at Miami or fall semester after declaring the literature major, whichever is later.

2

ENG 320 is the prerequisite for ENG 420; ENG 330 is the prerequisite for ENG 430. Students must take an intermediate and advanced course in either poetry or fiction.

Courses may be taken a second time. Repeat credits WILL NOT count toward the major requirement of nine (9) hours of creative writing courses, but will count toward the 128 hours required for a degree.

3

No more than one 100-level course may be used to fulfill literature requirements. No more than one course can focus on Shakespeare. ENG 440, ENG 450 and ENG 490 may count when the topic/time period is appropriate.

Choose literature courses above to also meet the following group requirements. No more than one 100-level course may be used to fulfill distribution requirements. ENG 440, ENG 450 and ENG 490 MAY count when the topic/time period is appropriate.

4

No more than one 100-level course may be used to fulfill literature requirements. ENG 440, ENG 450 and ENG 490 may count when the topic/time period is appropriate.

5

This requirement may be satisfied by a course taken to fulfill the literature (earlier or later periods) requirements above.

Literature of Earlier Periods

ENG 131Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 132Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 134Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENG 141Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 221Shakespeare and Film3
ENG 251Life and Thought in European Literature3
ENG 327Medieval Literature3
ENG 328The Renaissance: Nondramatic Literature of the 16th Century3
ENG 33117th-Century Poetry and Prose3
ENG 332Early British Women Writers3
ENG 334English Literature of the Restoration3
ENG 335English Literature of the 18th Century3
ENG 336African American Writing, 1746-18773
ENG 339Writers of the Early Romantic Period3
ENG 342Writers of the Later Romantic Period3
ENG 349Colonial and Early National American Literature3
ENG 352American Literature, 1810-18653
ENG 372Shakespeare's Principal Plays3
ENG 373Shakespeare's Principal Plays3
ENG 374English Renaissance Drama3

Literature of Later Periods

ENG 133Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 142Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 143Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 230JJewish Amer Lit from 19453
ENG 232American Women Writers3
ENG 233British Women Writers3
ENG 246Native American Literature3
ENG 248Asian American Literature3
ENG 252Life and Thought in European Literature3
ENG 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG 293Contemporary American Fiction3
ENG 337African American Writing, 1878-19453
ENG 338African American Writing, 1946-Present3
ENG 343English Literature of the Early Victorian Period, 1830-18603
ENG 344English Literature of the Later Victorian Period, 1860-19013
ENG 345British Modernism, 1890-19453
ENG 347Postwar/Postcolonial British Literature, 1945-Present3
ENG 348Ethnic American Literatures3
ENG 353American Literature, 1865-19143
ENG 354American Literature, 1914-19453
ENG 355American Literature, 1945-Present3

Ethnic, minority, or women's literature

ENG 230JJewish Amer Lit from 19453
ENG 232American Women Writers3
ENG 233British Women Writers3
ENG 237GLBTQ Literature3
ENG 246Native American Literature3
ENG 248Asian American Literature3
ENG 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG 332Early British Women Writers3
ENG 336African American Writing, 1746-18773
ENG 337African American Writing, 1878-19453
ENG 338African American Writing, 1946-Present3
ENG 348Ethnic American Literatures3
ENG 369Colonial & Postcolonial Literature3
ENG 435/ENG 535Queer Theory3
ENG 468Gender and Genre3

Genre

ENG 231The Short Story3
ENG 261Modern Drama3
ENG 281The English Novel3
ENG 282American Fiction3
ENG 283Modern Poetry3
ENG 311Contemporary Fiction3
ENG 312Contemporary Poetry3
ENG 450Studies in Genre3
ENG 468Gender and Genre3

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following course: ENG 226 and writing workshops at the 300- and 400-levels (either ENG 320 and ENG 420 for fiction, or ENG 330 and ENG 430 for poetry).