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Feature Writing Concentration

NOTE: This listing differs from the catalog listing in that for each concentration here we list all the degree requirements rather than just those required for the concentration.

Total credits in the Feature Writing concentration: 42 credits
Total credits in the Integrative Core Curriculum: 28-45
Total open elective credits: 33-50
Total for B.A. in Writing: 120

Required Courses

  • WRTG 10600   Academic Writing I (does not count toward the major)

9 required courses (27 credits):

  • WRTG 16500   Introduction to the Essay
  • WRTG 17500   Introduction to Creative Writing
  • WRTG 20100   Argument
  • WRTG 22500   Grammar and Usage
  • WRTG 23200   Creative Nonfiction
  • WRTG 32000   Public Essay
  • WRTG 33100   Feature Writing
  • WRTG 41000   Senior Project
  • WRTG 41500   Senior Seminar

Select one course from the following (3 credits):

  • WRTG 36000   Language, Literature, and Writing Studies (formerly Composition Theory)
  • WRTG 36500   Poetics (creative writing theory)

Select two courses from the following (6 credits):*

  • WRTG 21100   Writing for the Workplace
  • WRTG 31400   Science Writing
  • WRTG 31900   Writing as a Naturalist
  • WRTG 34000   Magazine Writing
  • WRTG 34200   Writing about Sports
  • WRTG 34500   Writing as a Critic
  • WRTG 45000   Internship: Writing**

And an additional 6 credits of electives

* Students are encouraged to take at least one genre course
** Only 1-3 credits can count toward the concentration

Total credits for the Feature Writing Concentration: 42