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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

BS Writing

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

Degree Requirements

34 credits.

Note: This degree option has been replaced by the BA Creative Writing degree option. The BS degree is open only to students who declared this major before Fall 2004.

Required Language: None.

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

Required for Major: Core, 32 credits

Required Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 275 Introduction to Literary Studies
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

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 or more 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

Choose one or more courses if primary genre is prose:

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

Required Electives for Major: 2 credits

Choose a minimum of 2 credits of 300/400 level English courses.