Calumet College of St. Joseph

English, Writing, and Professional Communications

B.A. in English with a Creative Writing Concentration (120 hours)

B.A. in Literature

All students in the major share a common core of literature and writing courses, but the program allows students to concentrate in one of three areas:

  • The B.A. in English with a Literature Concentration, which focuses on literature and the intellectual skills of reading and understanding literary and other texts.

  • The B.A. in English with a Creative Writing Concentration, which focuses upon writing and the creation of literary and other texts.

  • The B.A. in English with a Communications Concentration, which focuses on writing for business, media, and other professional contexts.

  • The following courses are required for a baccalaureate degree with a Creative Writing Concentration:

    1. 54 hours: General Education

    2. 12 hours: English Program Shared Writing Core
    3. • EWPC 250 Introduction to Literary Studies
      • EWPC 320 The History and Study of the English Language
      • EWPC 325 The Literary Essay
      • EWPC 499 Senior Seminar

    4. 12 hours: Requisites for the Concentration
    5. • EWPC 235 Introduction to Creative Writing
      • EWPC 255 Foundations of Western Literature
      • EWPC 265 British Literature
      • EWPC 275 American Literature

    6. 24 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major
    7. • EWPC 310 Shakespeare
      • EWPC 410 Editing
      • EWPC 435 Advanced Creative Writing

      Two Courses from the Following
      • EWPC 373 American Cinema
      • EWPC 460 The Drama
      • EWPC 440 20th Century Poetry
      • EWPC 450 The Novel

      • Three upper-level courses in English

    8. 18 hours: Electives

    9. Note: All students must receive a 3.0 or higher GPA in their upper-level major courses to be eligible to receive an English degree.


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    Program Director: Christopher Buczinsky
    Room: 177
    Telephone: (219) 473-4250
    FAX: (219) 473-4259

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