The English and Creative Writing Major requires to students to take 12 courses in ENG (or approved cognate, as follows:

  • Living Writers (or another course must be selected in consultation with the English/Creative Writing advisor)
  • CUE: Senior Seminar in English or Reading for Writers: Aesthetic Theory
  • At least 5 additional courses in Literature and
  • At least 5 additional courses in Creative Writing,* which when taken together satisfy the Genre and Social Justice requirements as outlined in the English Literatures major:

 *Literature Courses must include: At least 1 Reading X class, at least 2 literature classes at the 300-level or higher, and 2 additional literature classes.

*Creative Writing Courses must include:  2 Introductory 200-level Creative Writing classes, 2 300-level (or higher) Creative Writing classes, and one additional Creative Writing class. These 5 Creative Writing classes must include at least 1 in poetry and/or drama and 1 in prose (fiction/nonfiction/speculative fiction/etc.)

*All courses taken together must satisfy the Genre and Social Justice requirements as outlined in the English Literatures major.

Form more information on courses, please see Muhlenberg's course catalog (Search English Literatures & Creative Writing)