In successfully completing a major in Literature, students will have:
In completing courses for the creative writing major, students will develop and deepen these abilities and understandings:
In successfully completing a major in Creative Writing, students have:
The literature and creative writing majors are available as bachelor of arts degrees only, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this course catalog.
For a major in literature: 42 credits including 240, 241, 250, 275, 279, 285, 385, 479, 486; one upper division British literature class (e.g. 340, 341, 343, 344, 345, 350, 351, 365); one course addressing U.S. pluralisms (e.g. 270, 285, 385); one course addressing global pluralisms (e.g. 260, 300, 301, 305, 345, 365). One creative writing course may be counted toward the literature major. Up to 2 credits in 120 may be counted toward the major.
For a minor in literature: 20 credits, to include at least one methods class (250 or 275); one historical introduction (241 or 285); and a 300-level course. Students may include one creative writing course in the minor.
For a major in creative writing: 40 credits plus 2 portfolio credits (279 and 479). The 40 credits must include 16 credits in creative writing courses; 20 credits in literature, including 275 and at least one course in U.S. literature; and 485. One 3-5 credit course in an allied field (art or mass communication) may be included in the total of 40 credits. Creative writing courses may be chosen from the following: 200, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321. ENGL 316, 317, 318, 319, and 321 may be repeated once for credit. (Independent study courses may be substituted at the department’s discretion.) Up to 4 credits may be counted toward the major. Strongly recommended in addition to course work: internship in a related field.
Students intending to major in creative writing must complete a formal application to the director of the program in the semester in which they will be declaring their major officially. This becomes the first document in their ENGL 279 portfolios.
For a minor in creative writing: 20 credits in creative writing courses. A creative writing minor may include the senior thesis (485) as part of that 20, provided the student notify the creative writing advisor during the academic year preceding composition of the thesis.
For Oregon Initial Teaching Licensure in Language Arts, a student must complete the Linfield Teacher Education Program requirements. In order to complete these requirements, a student must begin taking education courses no later than his/her sophomore year. The student must be advised by an Education Department faculty member each semester prior to registration.