Bachelor of Arts in English Writing, Literature, and Publishing
The English, Writing, Literature and Publishing major allows students to explore how language and narrative work, not only in making the world make sense, but in, literally, Making the World. The EWLP program will help students find their narrative voice, to create a tool that will enable them to intervene wherever writing and storytelling are required.
Great writers have always been secretly motivated by the belief that there must be a special relation between narrative and the real; otherwise, why bother to write? For the EWLP major, that special relation will no longer be a secret.
The EWLP program explores the interdependent relationship between writing, publishing, and the study of literature. In the EWLP program all three aspects come together to help students find their voice, refine their talent, and gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the world of writing and publishing. We have a focus on writing and literature, so students can on to pursue graduate work in literature or an MFA in writing, and they are also taught web design and technological skills to be competitive in the world of journalism and magazine publishing. For students who want to write, we have a creative writing track that allows them to pursue their literary talents, as well as their journalistic talents. The senior capstone project can be creative: poetry, short fiction, drama, memoir, travel writing, a series of linked short essays; or a scholarly thesis.
Our majors have done everything from publishing a novel right out of college, to working for publishers of travel books and major newspapers, such as the The New York Times, to writing and blogging for and small start ups and online magazines, and working in public relations.
The BA in English Writing, Literature and Publishing
- Prepares its students with excellent expository and creative writing skills to enable them to enter their chosen profession in the ever expanding writing and publishing fields as well- prepared professionals, or to pursue graduate studies in literature
- Develops students’ critical thinking and foster and interdisciplinary approach to writing and reading and develop an awareness of aesthetic and intellectual expressions, through various forms of writing and electronic media
- Develops students’ global and multicultural perspectives: Graduates will recognize the historical and cultural contexts in which they live and operate in order to meet the challenges presented by a world characterized by diverse cultures and ways of knowing.
Requirements for the Degree
- ENG 200 Survey of British Lit I (3 credits)
- ENG 201 Survey of British Lit Lit II (3 credits)
- ENG 204 Survey of Am Lit (3 credits)
- COM 212 Concept Development and Story Telling (3 credits)
- ENG 311 The Art and Craft of Writing (3 credits)
- ENG 498 Capstone (2 credits)
- ENG 499 Capstone (2 credits)
and choice of either
- FDM 215 The Computer as a Media Tool
- FAFD 241 Digital Imaging, Art, Design and Culture
Plus 18 credits of free electives in the major
Depending on the track, the Program allows students to follow a literary and creative track, focusing on literary history and creative expressions, or a more practical track that allows students to focus on writing for the media and publishing in a digital economy.