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
Intermediate Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry
Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop
Advanced Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop
Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction 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 323 is the prerequisite for ENG 423;  ENG 330 is the prerequisite for ENG 430. Students must take an intermediate and advanced course in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction.

Repeat credits WILL NOT count toward the major requirement of twelve (12) hours of creative writing courses.

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 (contact the Chief Departmental Advisor in English).

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 (contact the Chief Departmental Advisor in English). 

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 134Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENG 221Shakespeare and Film3
ENG 272English Literature to 16603
ENG 273English Literature 1660-19003
ENG 275American Literature to 19003
ENG 327Medieval Literature3
ENG 328Sixteenth-Century English Literature3
ENG 331Seventeenth-Century English Literature3
ENG 332Early British Women Writers3
ENG 335English Literature of the 18th Century3
ENG 336African American Writing, 1746-18773
ENG 339British Romanticism, 1789-18373
ENG 349Early American Literature3
ENG 352Antebellum American Literature3
ENG 372Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Early Works3
ENG 373Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Late Works3
ENG 374English Renaissance Drama3

Literature of Later Periods

ENG 232Women Writers3
ENG 246Native American Literature3
ENG 248Asian American Literature3
ENG 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG 269Colonial & Postcolonial Literature3
ENG 274English Literature 1901 to Present3
ENG 276American Literature 1900 to the Present3
ENG 293Contemporary American Fiction3
ENG 337African American Writing, 1878-19453
ENG 338African American Writing, 1946-Present3
ENG 343Victorian Literature, 1837-19013
ENG 345British Modernism, 1890-19453
ENG 347Postwar/Postcolonial British Literature, 1945-Present3
ENG 348Ethnic American Literatures3
ENG 353American Realism and Naturalism3
ENG 354American Modernism3
ENG 355Contemporary American Literature3

Ethnic, minority, or women's literature

ENG 169Disability and Literature3
ENG 232Women Writers3
ENG 237GLBTQ Literature3
ENG 246Native American Literature3
ENG 248Asian American Literature3
ENG 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG 269Colonial & Postcolonial Literature3
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 351Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Asian/America3
ENG 356Women and Gender in Film3

Genre

ENG 123Introduction to Poetry3
ENG 124Introduction to Fiction3
ENG 231The Short Story3
ENG 311Reading for Creative Writing: Contemporary Literature3
ENG 386Studies in Drama and Performance3
ENG 387Studies in Poetry3
ENG 388Studies in Prose3
ENG 450Studies in 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 ( ENG 320 and ENG 420 for fiction, ENG 330 and ENG 430 for poetry, or ENG 323 and ENG 423 for creative nonfiction).