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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

BFA Writing

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

Degree Requirements

68 credits [PDF] Advising checklist (76 KiB)

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General Education Requirements:44 credit hours

Outside course work also required for B.F.A.:Modern Language courses, 8 credits.

No minor required

Required for Major: 68 credits

Foundation Writing & Literature (24 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 275 Introduction to Literary Studies
4
ENG 320 British Literature to 1785
4
ENG 321 British Literature 1785-present
4
ENG 327 American Literature to 1865
4
ENG 328 American Literature 1865-present
4
ENG 3/4xx Any World Literature section
4

Major Author (8 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 403 Selected Authors* or ENG 449 Topics in CW Form and Technique*
4
ENG 405 Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories
2
ENG 406 Shakespeare: Tragedies
2

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

Theory / Linguistics (4 Credits)

Choose one from:

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 416 Film Theory and Criticism
4
ENG 441 Literary Theory and Criticism
4
ENG 441 Literary Criticism
4
ENG 3/4xx Any Linguistics selection
4

Additional Literature / Theory / Linguistics (4 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 3/4xx Any additional literature/theory/linguistics selection
4

Form and Technique (8 credits)

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

Contemporary literature (4 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 448 Contemporary Literature
4

Writing Workshops (16 credits)

Choose from 342, 343, 344, 442, 443, 444, 446, and approved sections of 449 and 494:

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 3/4xx Primary genre selection (Fiction/Nonfiction/Screenwriting or Poetry)
4
ENG 3/4xx Primary genre selection (Fiction/Nonfiction/Screenwriting or Poetry)
4
ENG 3/4xx Secondary genre selection (Fiction/Nonfiction/Screenwriting or Poetry)
4
ENG 3/4xx Additional workshop (Fiction/Nonfiction/Screenwriting/Poetry)
4