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Emphasis - Creative Writing

B.A. in English

Description

Literature and literary studies are at the core of the humanities and at the center of debates concerning culture, politics, education, and language. The program of study in English not only enriches students' appreciation of literature and engages them in cultural debate but helps develop crucial skills in analytical thinking and clear, persuasive expression both in speech and in writing. An English degree is an ideal gateway for careers that emphasize communication and critical thinking including law, business, journalism, public service, and education.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements

See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the School of Liberal Arts.

Course Requirements

A major in English for the B.A. degree consists of 30 hours beyond the 200-level literature courses (Eng 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226) required by the College of Liberal Arts. English majors must take Eng 299 (Literary Interpretation) as well as 27 upper-division hours, including at least 12 hours at the 400 or 500 level. In addition to Eng 299, students must take one course in each of five categories as listed below. The same course may satisfy more than one category, but students must still complete the total hours for the major. One of the 400-level courses must be a capstone seminar. See the department website's course descriptions to determine which 400-level courses satisfy the capstone requirement. The following categories must be satisfied:

Sem Hours Category Courses
3 Literary Interpretation Eng 299
3 Literature of the Medieval Period Eng 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 506, 507, 513
3 Literature of the Early Modern Period Eng 324, 326, 327, 328, 426, 427, 428
3 Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries Eng 330, 332, 333, 334, 335, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 343, 344, 361, 431, 434, 435, 438, 439, 442, 443, 445
3 Literature of the 20th and 21st Centuries Eng 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 352, 362, 366, 367, 372, 373, 375, 378, 411, 412, 413, 414, 448, 450, 452, 454, 457, 460, 486, 514
3 Counter-Canon and Critical Issues Eng 307, 357, 359, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 370, 371, 373, 374, 376, 377, 378, 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 388, 389, 391, 396, 407, 412, 458, 462, 465, 468, 469, 472, 473, 474, 476, 479, 481, 483, 486, 488, 489, 490, 491, 493, 494, 495
12 English Electives 300, 400 and 500-level Eng courses as well as the following approved electives taught outside the department: Clc 303, 304, 305, 307, 308, 309, 333; Ling 313, 314, 315, 316, 320, 401, 515, 530, 536; Anth 313; TESL 515, 530.

No more than 12 hours of English department writing courses (Eng 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405) will count toward the major. In lieu of one or two courses during the senior year, a student may take Eng 499 (Senior Thesis) for 3 or 6 credits with approval of the director of undergraduate studies. Students may satisfy the capstone seminar requirement by writing a senior thesis.

English majors may choose a creative writing emphasis by taking 12 hours of creative writing classes. The creative writing emphasis consists of Eng 300 (Introduction to Creative Writing) and three of the following courses: Eng 301, 302, 303, 304, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405.

Other Academic Requirements

The 6 hours of composition required by the College of Liberal Arts are prerequisites for all 200-level English courses. One 200-level English course is the prerequisite for English courses at the 300 level and above. Some creative writing courses have additional prerequisites.

Emphasis - Creative Writing

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

B.A. in English

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours in History (HST) course work with a passing grade.
3 hrs humanities 3 Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African-American studies; classical civilization; environmental studies (Envs 101); gender studies (G St 201, 202, 301, 304, 333, 350, 353, 391, 402); philosophy; religion; Southern studies (S St 101, 102). In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classical civilization, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religion courses will satisfy this requirement.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
9-12 hrs science 9 Complete a full year of science course work in one subject area (6-8 hrs) and complete 3 credit hours in a subject area from another department. Courses may be chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geological Engineering, or Physics and Astronomy. Note that a student taking the required 6 hours of one subject (astronomy or physics) from the Department of Physics and Astronomy must take the remaining 3 hours from another department.
2 associated science labs 8 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Eng 299 3 Eng 299: Literary Interpretation
3 hrs Literature of the Medieval Period 3 Eng 317: Chaucer, Eng 423: Special Topics in Medieval Literature, Eng 417: Early Middle English, Eng 422: Literature of Medieval Piety, Eng 420: Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Literature, Eng 319: Medieval Drama, Eng 320: The Heroic Age, Eng 321: Literature of Medieval Europe, Eng 318: Medieval Romance, Eng 421: Literature of Medieval Europe, Eng 419: 14th Century English Literature, Eng 424: Medieval Forms and Genres, Eng 506: Old English I, Eng 322: Studies in Medieval Literature, Eng 513: Old Norse, Eng 507: Old English II, Eng 418: Advanced Studies in Chaucer, Eng 424: Medieval Forms and Genres, Eng 316: Introduction to Medieval Studies
3 hrs Literature of the Early Modern Period 3 Eng 328: Studies in Early Modern Literature, Eng 327: Early Modern Genres and Forms, Eng 324: Shakespeare, Eng 426: Seminar on Shakespeare, Eng 428: Special Topics Early Modern Literature, Eng 326: Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Eng 427: Shakespeare on Film
3 hrs Literature of the 18th & 19th Centuries 3 Eng 334: Early American Genres and Forms, Eng 339: Victorian Genres and Forms, Eng 431: Special Topics in 18th Century Lit, Eng 330: Studies in 18th Century Literature, Eng 335: Studies in Transatlantic Lit to 1900, Eng 333: Studies in Early American Literature, Eng 443: Special Topics American Lit 1860-1900, Eng 332: 18th Century Genres and Forms, Eng 341: Studies in American Lit 1860-1900, Eng 435: Transatlantic Lit to 1900, Eng 340: Studies in Antebellum American Lit, Eng 338: Studies in Victorian Literature, Eng 445: Special Topics in 19th Century Lit, Eng 343: Studies in 19th Century Literature, Eng 344: 19th Century Genres and Forms, Eng 434: Special Topics Early American Lit, Eng 438: Special Topics in Romanticism, Eng 439: Special Topics in Victorian Lit, Eng 361: African American Lit Survey to 1920, Eng 337: Studies in Romanticism, Eng 442: Antebellum American Literature
3 hrs Literature of the 20th & 21st Centuries 3 Eng 314: The Cinematic South, Eng 311: Studies in Cinema/Media Genres, Eng 349: Modern/Contemporary Genres, Eng 346: Studies in 20th & 21st Cent. British Lit, Eng 347: Studies in 20th & 21st Cent. US Lit, Eng 350: Studies in Modernism, Eng 348: Transatlantic Lit, 1900-Present, Eng 312: Studies in Cinema/Media History, Eng 457: Special Topics in Contemporary Lit, Eng 454: Special Topics in Modernism, Eng 366: African American Science Fiction Lit, Eng 412: Sp Topics Cinema/Media Theory, History, Eng 413: Special Topics in Media/Cultural Studies, Eng 452: Transatlantic Lit 1900 to Present, Eng 486: Special Topics in Postcolonial Studies, Eng 362: African American Lit Survey Since 1920, Eng 352: Studies in Contemporary Literature, Eng 310: Introduction to Cinema Studies, Eng 514: Studies in Faulkner, Eng 411: Special Topics Cinema/Media Studies, Eng 414: Special Topics in the Cinematic South, Eng 313: Introduction to World Cinema, Eng 367: Blues Tradition in American Literature, Eng 378: Studies in Postcolonial Literature, Eng 460: Faulkner, Eng 450: Sp Topics 20 & 21st Cent. American Lit, Eng 448: Sp Topics 20 & 21st Cent. British Lit, Eng 373: Studies in 20th & 21st c. Comp Black Lit, Eng 372: Survey of 20th & 21st c. Irish Lit, Eng 375: Survey of 20th and 21st c. African Lit
3 hrs Counter-Canon & Critical Issues 3 Eng 364: Studies in African American Lit, Eng 363: African American Genres, Eng 383: Studies in Gender and Feminism, Eng 382: Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies, Eng 371: Studies in Anglophone Literature, Eng 365: Literature in Prison, Eng 370: Studies in World Literatures, Eng 481: Special Topics in Caribbean Literature, Eng 474: Special Topics in World Literature, Eng 476: Special Topics in Anglophone Literature, Eng 493: Special Topics in Race and Ethnicity, Eng 366: African American Science Fiction Lit, Eng 391: Environmental Genres and Forms, Eng 483: Special Topics in African Literature, Eng 396: Studies Counter-Canon & Critical Issues, Eng 386: Gender on Film, Eng 412: Sp Topics Cinema/Media Theory, History, Eng 380: Studies in Literacy Criticism & Theory, Eng 465: Special Topics in Native American Lit, Eng 469: Special Topics in African American Lit, Eng 488: Special Topics Gender/Sexuality Studies, Eng 486: Special Topics in Postcolonial Studies, Eng 388: Studies in British Environmental Lit, Eng 362: African American Lit Survey Since 1920, Eng 376: Studies in Asian Literature, Eng 468: Major African American Writers, Eng 472: Seminar in Counter-Canons/Crit. Issues, Eng 389: Studies in American Environmental Lit, Eng 385: Women in Literature, Eng 479: Special Topics Comparative Black Lit, Eng 407: Special Topics in Literary Theory, Eng 361: African American Lit Survey to 1920, Eng 357: Women in the South, Eng 307: Intro to Literary Criticism and Theory, Eng 374: Survey of Caribbean Literature, Eng 489: Power, Knowledge, and Gender, Eng 359: Survey of Native American Literature, Eng 367: Blues Tradition in American Literature, Eng 490: Special Topics in Queer Theory, Eng 491: Special Topics in Gender and Literature, Eng 378: Studies in Postcolonial Literature, Eng 495: Literature and the Nonhuman, Eng 473: Prison & the Literary Imagination, Eng 494: Special Topics in Environmental Studies, Eng 458: Southern Environmental Literature, Eng 384: Studies in Gay & Lesbian Lit/Theory, Eng 373: Studies in 20th & 21st c. Comp Black Lit, Eng 377: Studies in National Counter-Canons
27 hrs 300+ English electives 27 Complete 12 hrs of course work from English at the 300 level or higher as well as the following approved electives taught outside the department: Clc 303, 304, 305, 307, 308, 309, 333; Ling 313, 314, 315, 316, 320, 401, 515, 530, 536; Anth 313; TESL 515, 530. English majors who choose a creative writing emphasis should choose 12 hours of creative writing classes to fulfill this requirement.
12 hours of 400+ level English 12 English majors must take at least 12 hours at the 400 or 500 level.
Capstone seminar Complete one 400-level course as a capstone seminar. See your advisor to determine which 400-level courses satisfy the capstone requirement.
English residency hrs 12 Student must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.
Resident Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Overall Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.

Emphasis - Creative Writing

Requirement Hours Description
Eng 300 3 Complete Eng 300 with a passing grade.
3 Creative Writing electives 9 Creative writing emphasis students will complete 3 of the following courses: Eng 301, 302, 303, 304, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, or 405 with a passing grade.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.