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About the Undergraduate Concentration

Program II of the English Major and Minor

Undergraduates may concentrate on developing their creative writing skills while they also acquire a general appreciation of English literature.

The Major

Majoring in English with a concentration on Creative Writing requires a total of 30 hours of study including:

1.  12 credit hours of 3000-level creative writing workshops in at least two different genres:

  • nonfiction: English 3210 & 3220
  • fiction: English 3230 & 3240
  • poetry: English 3250 & 3260

(admission to these courses is by consent of the instructor)

2. 3 credit hours in History (literature before 1800).

3. 3 credit hours in Diverse Perspectives (Ethnic American or Anglophone Literature).

4. 12 credit hours from courses that count toward the English major (all English courses numbered 2050 and above; may include one additional 3000-level workshop, one course in another discipline, and one approved 1000-level English course).

Courses that fulfill the requirements for numbers 2, 3, and 4 are described under General Requirements and Advice for Majors and Minors in All English Programs. 

 

The Minor

Minoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing requires a total number of 18 hours of study. These courses must include:

1. 9 hours of 3000-level creative writing workshops (admission by consent of instructor).

2. 9 hours of courses that count toward the English major (all English courses numbered 2050 and above; may include one additional 3000-level workshop and one approved 1000-level English course).

 

Visit the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vanderbiltundergraduatecreativewriting.

 

For more information on undergraduate creative writing at Vanderbilt, contact Program Coordinator of Undergraduate Creative Writing Justin Quarry.