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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

BA Writing

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/cw/cwba.html

Degree Requirements

40 credits (with minor): [PDF] Advising Checklist (80 KiB)

52 credits (without minor) / 2017 Revision: [PDF] Advising Checklist (263 KiB)

Previous Requirements vs. 2017 Revision Comparison: [PDF] Advising Checklist (56 KiB)[PDF]  (263 KiB)

Prerequisite:English 101: Composition

Required Language:8 credits.

Required Minor:Yes, any. See your faculty advisor.

Required for Major: Literature Core, 24 credits

Required Courses

Course# Course Title Credits
ENG 275 Introduction to Literary Studies
(must be taken prior to or with Survey Courses: 
320, 321, 327, 328)
4
ENG 448 Contemporary Literature
4

British Survey: Choose one course from the following:

Course# Course Title Credits
ENG 320 British Literature: The Beginning to 1785
4
ENG 321 British Literature: 1785 to Present
4

American Survey: Choose one course from the following:

Course# Course Title Credits
ENG 327 American Literature: Beginning to 1860
4
ENG 328 American Literature: 1865 to Present
4

Major Authors: Choose 4 credits from the following:

Course# Course Title Credits
ENG 403 Selected Authors
2-4
ENG 405 Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories
2
ENG 406 Shakespeare: Tragedies
2
ENG 449 Topics in Creative Writing Form and Technique
4

Note: Acceptable sections of 403 or 449 must focus on three or fewer authors.

Theory/Criticism or Linguistics: Choose 4 credits from the following:

Course# Course Title Credits
ENG 381 Linguistics
4
ENG 416 Film Criticism
4
ENG 441 Literary Criticism
4
ENG 481 History of the English Language
4
ENG 482 English Structure and Pedagogical Grammar
4
Eng 485 Language and Culture in TESL
4

Writing Core: 16 credits

Choose one course from the following:

Course# Course Title Credits
ENG 340 Form and Technique in Prose
4
ENG 341 Form and Technique in Poetry
4

Choose two courses if primary genre is PROSE:

Course# Course Title Credits
ENG 342 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
4
ENG 343 Creative Writing: Fiction
4
ENG 442 Advanced Prose Nonfiction Writing
4
ENG 443 Advanced Fiction Writing
4
ENG 445 Advanced Critical Writing
4
ENG 446 Screenwriting
4
ENG 494 English Workshop  (selected sections)
4

Choose one course if primary genre is PROSE:

Course# Course Title Credits
ENG 344 Creative Writing: Poetry
4
ENG 444 Advanced Poetry Writing
4
ENG 494 English Workshop (selected sections)
4

Choose both courses if primary genre is POETRY:

Course# Course Title Credits
ENG 344 Creative Writing: Poetry
4
ENG 444 Advanced Poetry Writing
4

Choose one course if primary genre is POETRY:

Course# Course Title Credits
ENG 342 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
4
ENG 343 Creative Writing: Fiction
4
ENG 442 Advanced Prose Nonfiction Writing
4
ENG 443 Advanced Fiction Writing
4
ENG 445 Advanced Critical Writing
4
ENG 446 Screenwriting
4
ENG 494 English Workshop (selected sections)
4