In successfully completing a major in Literature, students will have:
In completing courses for the creative writing major, students should develop and deepen the ability to:
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: 42 credits, including: 20 credits in literature, including 250, 275, and at least one course in U.S. literature (such as “The Novel in the United States” or “Western American Literature”); 20 credits in creative writing courses, including 200, 485 (senior thesis), and other courses chosen from 316, 317, 318, 319, and 321 (each of these latter courses may be repeated once for major credit); 2 portfolio credits in 279 and 479. One 3- to 5-credit course in an allied field (such as art or mass communication) may be included in the total of 42 credits. Students wishing to major in creative writing must submit a formal Intent to Declare document to the program director before declaring the major. This becomes the first document in the ENGL 279 portfolio.
For a minor in creative writing:20-21 credits, including: 200, 12 other credits chosen from 316, 317, 318, 319, 321, and 485 (for 485, instructor consent required one semester before beginning the project), 389 (minor portfolio); one literature class, chosen from 250, 270, 300, 301, 304, 305, 307, 325, 330, and 385. Minors are strongly recommended to take literature courses (excluding 315 and 327) in addition to the one required above. On-campus students will choose an advisor from among creative writing faculty before declaring the minor. They will normally register for the portfolio course, 389, with the advisor as the instructor, in the final semester of study. OCE students also will register for 389 in the final semester of study and will consult their OCE advisor to choose an appropriate instructor.
For Oregon Preliminary 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.