Writing Major

General Degree

Total credits in the Writing major: 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

Core courses (12 credits):

Select one course from the following (3 credits):

Select one course from the following (3 credits):

Select one course from the following (3 credits):

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

Required 400-level course (3 credits):

Optional 400-level course (3 credits)

Writing Electives (15 credits):

Five Writing electives at level 2 or above, with at least 9 credits at level 3 or above

Note that all IC students must take Academic Writing 106, and note that 311, 336, 338, and 365 have pre-reqs that, though they can count as electives, are beyond those specified for the major.

2017-2018 Course Catalog

For more information, please contact Katie Marks, writing major coordinator

410 Smiddy Hall • Department of Writing • (607) 274-3569 • kmarks@ithaca.edu