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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 in addition to the 200-level literature courses (Eng 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226) required by the College of Liberal Arts. At least 24 hours must be upper-division, including at least 12 hours at the 400 or 500 level. English majors must take Eng 299 (Introduction to Literary Studies) and at least one course in each of three categories as listed below. 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. Eng 199 (Introduction to Creative Writing) and Eng 299 are the only 100- or 200-level courses that may be counted toward the major. No more than 3 hours of Z-graded coursework may be applied to the major. The following categories must be satisfied:

Sem Hours Category Courses
3 Introduction to Literary Studies Eng 299
3 Literature of the Medieval and Early Modern Periods Eng 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 324, 326, 327, 328, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 426, 427, 428, 506, 507, 513
3 Literatures 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 Diverse Perspectives Eng 357, 359, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 370, 371, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 396, 462, 465, 468, 469, 472, 473, 474, 476, 479, 481, 483, 486, 488, 489, 490, 491, 493
18 English Electives 199 and 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; Lin 303, 304, 305, 506, 510, 511, 520.

No more than 12 hours of English department writing courses (Eng 199, 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 completing a senior thesis and with approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

English majors may choose to specialize by using their English electives to add one emphasis. The overall degree requirements remain the same.

Emphases:

English majors may choose a creative writing emphasis by taking 12 hours of creative writing classes. The creative writing emphasis consists of Eng 199 (Introduction to Creative Writing) and three of the following courses: Eng 301, 302, 303, 304, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405.

English majors may receive an editing, writing, and publishing emphasis by taking 12 hours of editing, writing, and publishing courses. The editing, writing, and publishing emphasis consists of Eng 199 (Introduction to Creative Writing), Eng 308 (Editing, Writing, and Digital Publishing), 3 hours of Eng 394 (Internship in Editing, Writing, and Publishing), and one of the following courses: Eng 301, 302, 303, 304, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405.

English majors may choose a literature, justice, and society emphasis by taking 12 hours of the following courses: Eng 307, 357, 359, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 370, 371, 373, 374, 375, 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.

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: Eng 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, or Eng 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 African American studies; classical civilization; environmental studies 101, gender studies (G St 201, 301, 333, 350); Liba 202, 305, 312; 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 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.
Astr & Phys Can't be used together

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Eng 299 3 Complete Eng 299 with a passing grade.
3 hrs Lit of Med & Early Mod Per 3 Complete 3 hrs of Literature of the Medieval and Early Modern Periods with a grade of C or better chosen from: Eng 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 324, 326, 327, 328, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 426, 427, 428, 506, 507, 513
3 hrs Lit of the 18th & 19th Cent 3 Complete 3 hrs Literature of the 18th & 19th Centuries with a passing grade.
3 hrs Diverse Perspectives 3 Complete 3 hrs of Diverse Perspective courses with a passing grade chosen from: Eng 357, 359, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 370, 371, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 396, 462, 465, 468, 469, 472, 473, 474, 476, 479, 481, 483, 486, 488, 489, 490, 491, 493.
18 hrs Eng Electives 18 18 hrs English Electives to be chosen from Eng 199 and 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; Lin 303, 304, 305, 506, 510, 511, 520
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 199 3 Complete Eng 199 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.