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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 - Updated for 2020-2021

    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:

    • LLST 2003 The Invention of Literature (3-4 credits)
    • LLST 2005 Literary Reinvention (3-4 credits)

    Other required courses:

    • 1 single text/author course (3-4 credits)
    • 1 LLST-RFW Reading for Writers course (3-4 credits)
    • 1 Literature elective (LLST or LLSL) by advisement (3-4 credits)
    • 3 LLSW courses (Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced) in the primary genre. This sequence must be completed before the Senior Capstone (9-12 credits). 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 LLST course (3-4 credits)

    Senior Capstone:

    • Choose one of the following, by advisement (3-4 credits):
      • Independent Senior Project
      • Senior Seminar

    Total credits: 36-48 

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