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  • This page outlines requirements for the BA in Literary Studies with a concentration in Writing. Students can also study Writing as a minor.

    Requirements for the BA in Literary Studies with a Writing Concentration

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Literary Studies Requirements Worksheets below.

    Introductory courses:

    • The Invention of Literature. Either LLST 2003/2004 or LLST 2007 (3-4 credits)
    • Literary Reinvention. Either LLST 2005/2006 or LLST 2008 (3-4 credits)

    Other required courses:

    • 1 LLST single text/author course (3-4 credits)
    • 1 LLST-RFW Reading for Writers course (3-4 credits)
    • 1 Literature elective (LLSL or LLST) by advisement (3-4 credits)
    • 3 LLSW courses (Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced) in the primary genre (9-12 credits). This sequence must be completed before the Senior Capstone. NOTE: Starting in 2022-2023, Writing Senior Seminars will be offered only in spring semesters. Students pursuing the Writing concentration should take Advanced courses no earlier than their fifth semester. See Detailed Degree Requirements below for more information.
    • 2 LLSW courses (Intro through Intermediate, taken in sequence) in the secondary genre (Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, or Playwriting) (6-8 credits)
    • 1 Advanced course (LLSL or LLST; 3-4 credits)

    Senior Capstone:

    • Choose one of the following, by advisement (3-4 credits):
      • Independent Senior Project
      • Senior Seminar. NOTE: Starting in 2022-2023, Writing Senior Seminars will be offered only in spring semesters. Students pursuing the Writing concentration should take Advanced courses no earlier than their fifth semester. 

    Total credits: 36-48 

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