CRW

English Major with a Concentration in Creative Writing


Academic Advisor

Dr. Robert Bateman
bateman@ncsu.edu
101 Tompkins Hall
919.513.7747

This concentration focuses on creative writing in several genres, including fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and screenwriting.  Students take a range of courses in English studies as well as intensive writing workshops that enable writers to hone their modes of expression and develop creative approaches to written expression.

If you first enrolled at NCSU in Fall 2010 or later your complete degree requirements and major requirements are listed here. If you began your academic career at NCSU at an earlier point in time, scroll down for degree requirements.

Complete Degree Requirements for CRW Concentration, Fall 2010 or later (16CRW 107).


CRW MAJOR REQUIREMENTS


ENGLISH MAJOR CORE REQUIREMENTS (18 hours)

  1. American Literature (3 hrs)
  2. British Literature (3 hrs)
  3. World Literature (3 hrs)
  4. Film (3 hrs)
  5. Linguistics (3 hrs)
  6. Rhetoric (3 hrs)


CRW CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 hours)

  1. CRW Electives (9 hrs)
  2. CRW Advanced Electives (3 hrs)
  3. Literature Electives (6 hours)—scroll to bottom of list for lower level lit courses
  4. English Electives (3 hours)


RESTRICTIONS  (entering Fall 2010 and later)

  • students may take no more than five 200-level courses in the major
  • at least one course in CRW electives (first category under concentration requirements) must be taken at the 300 or 400 level
  • the three hours listed in the second category under CRW concentration requirements must be taken at the 400 level 
  • all courses, except ENG 350, must be taken for a letter grade to satisfy department requirements
  • although some courses are listed in more than one category, no course may satisfy more than one requirement
  • students must earn a C- or better for a course to count toward major requirements
  • the minimum GPA to graduate is 2.0
  • 30 of your last 45 hours of coursework must be taken at NC State
  • The Associate Head will approve the following courses to satisfy a major requirement only when the content is appropriate to the requirement:  ENG 394, ENG 420, ENG 460, ENG 491, ENG 539, FL 495.


FALL 2009-2010 CRW Curriculum

If you enrolled at NCSU between Fall 2009 and Fall 2010, your curricular requirements are here: Complete Degree Requirements (16CRW 097)

English departmental requirements are:

  1. Linguistics, Rhetoric, or Writing Practice (6 hrs, in 2 different areas)
  2. Literature I (3 hrs)
  3. Literature II (3 hrs)
  4. Literature Before 1800 (3 hrs)
  5. Literature After 1800 (3 hrs)
  6. Genre or Author (3 hrs)
  7. World Literature (3 hours)

CRW students must also complete the CRW concentration.

  1. Creative Writing Restricted electives (12 hrs)


RESTRICTIONS (Fall 2009-10)

  • the maximum number of 200 level courses within the English major (2009) is 4
  • all courses, except ENG 350, must be taken for a letter grade to satisfy department requirements
  • although some courses are listed in more than one category, no course may satisfy more than one requirement
  • students must earn a C- or better for a course to count toward major requirements
  • the minimum GPA to graduate is 2.0
  • 30 of your last 45 hours of coursework must be taken at NC State


FALL 2003-2009 CRW Curriculum

If you enrolled at NCSU after Fall 2003 and before Fall 2009, your curricular requirements are here: Complete CRW degree requirements  (16CRW 036)

In addition to departmental requirements:

  1. Literature I (3 hrs)
  2. Literature Before 1800 (3 hrs)
  3. Literature II (3 hrs)
  4. Literature After 1800 (3 hrs)
  5. Genre or Author (3 hrs)
  6. World Literature (3 hrs)

CRW students must complete 12 hours of Creative Writing Electives.


RESTRICTIONS (2003-2009)

  • the maximum number of 200 level courses within the English major is 4
  • all courses, except ENG 350, must be taken for a letter grade to satisfy department requirements
  • students must earn a C- or better for a course to count toward major requirements
  • the minimum GPA to graduate is 2.0
  • 30 of your last 45 hours of coursework must be taken at NC State

**As part of their graduation application process, all English majors seeking to graduate in a fall or spring term must submit to the English department a paper/project composed for an advanced-level course within their concentration area. Additional information about this requirement is provided to potential graduates at the beginning of the semester in which they plan to graduate.**

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