The English department offers two undergraduate major concentrations culminating in the Bachelor of Arts (BA). These programs overlap so that all English majors learn the skills of literary criticism and the art of excellent writing. The concentration in literary criticism emphasizes the history and analysis of literature from Chaucer and Shakespeare through Comic Books and Hip Hop poetics. You can earn a minor in English Literature with only six courses.
The Creative Writing track is for students wishing a more in-depth, detailed exploration of creative writing and literature. The program enables you to study and practice creative writing across a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, poetry and playwriting. The concentration in creative writing teaches the skills of fiction and poetry through small, workshop-based studio courses. You can earn a minor in Creative Writing with only six courses.