May 22, 2024  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing and Literature Major

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Major Requirements

Students who intend to major in Creative Writing and Literature should meet with the director of the creative writing program during the second semester of their first year. Students must submit a portfolio during the second semester of sophomore year. Guidelines are available in the English Department. Please note that all 300-level and 400-level major requirements must be taken at Wheaton.


10 Courses are Required, Including:

  • ENG 401 Senior Seminar  
  • One English course from literature, linguistics, writing studies, theory, film, or journalism


These five courses must include at least one 200- and 300-level sequence (e.g. CW 283  and CW 383 , or CW 284  and CW 384 , or CW 288  and CW 388 ). Students are encouraged to take two of these sequences.  Occasionally, and with the permission of the instructor, students who have successfully completed an Advanced Writing Workshop in Poetry (CW 383 ), Fiction (CW 384 ), or Playwriting (CW 388 ) may take the course a subsequent time as a 399.


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