College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing Major (BA Traditional)

In the English major, students will gain broad-based knowledge of literature from all periods and from around the world. They will learn to write clearly and persuasively, think independently, create original ideas, present alternative viewpoints and solve problems. Concordia University students develop these skills by working closely with knowledgeable faculty dedicated to relationship-based education through discussion, debate, course presentations, one-on-one consultations with professors and supervised writing projects. Students have many opportunities to apply the skills learned in the classroom to practical hands-on situations, such as writing for The Sword student newspaper, tutoring students in the Writing Center, student teaching or gaining internship experience at a local business. Creative Writing is one of the three areas of emphasis available to students.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
College Writing (3)
Introduction to Literature (3)
Interpersonal Communication (3)
Public Speaking (3)
ENG 220Applied Grammar2
ENG 320Writing for the Job (and Life) You Want3
ENG 324Teaching Writing 1:12
or ENG 338 History and Principles of the English Language
ENG 325Creative Writing I4
ENG 326Topics in Writing (professional writing topic) *2
ENG 326Topics in Writing (creative writing topics) **4
or ENG 425 Creative Writing II
ENG 365British Literature I: Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration, Enlightenment4
or ENG 366 British Literature II: Romantics, Victorians, Moderns, Post-Moderns
ENG 375World Literature I: Western Classical Literature4
or ENG 376 World Literature II: Geographic or Thematic
ENG 385American Literature I: Beginnings to 18604
or ENG 386 American Literature II: 1860-Present
ENG 420Persuasive Writing on Contemporary Issues3
ENG 440Literary Theory4
or ENG 490 Seminar in Literature
ENG 498Internship2-4
ENG 499Framing the Literary Tradition1
Select 2-4 credits of the following to reach a total of 43 credits:2-4
Any 200-level or above course in English not already taken
Any 200-level or above course in Art, Music, or Theatre
Total Credits43

Must be Writing for Funding & Support


ENG 326 will be taken twice for a total of 4 credits.