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Writing Studies Degree Requirements

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The BA in Writing Studies consists of 120 total credits as outlined below:

  • Required Writing “Core” Courses (7 courses) - 21 credits
  • Required Literature Courses (3 courses)* - 9 credits
  • Elective Courses in Writing (4 courses) - 12 credits
  • Elective Course in Literature (1 course) - 3 credits

Total Credits for Major: 45 credits

*Required Literature courses include World Literature Before 1945, World Literature After 1945, + your choice of one other Literature elective.

Required General Education Curriculum Courses -  51 credits (see Appendix D)

General Elective in or outside the discipline -  24 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 120

(A maximum of 9 credits (3 courses) may be used to complete both the General Education and major requirements.)