B.F.A. degree program in creative writing
HEGIS code 1507
NYS SED program code 87220

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These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2022 semester.
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Program requirements (47-52 credits)

I. English 2120 and 2121 (8 credits)
English 2120 and 2121 are required. Creative writing majors should complete either English 2120 or 2121, or be enrolled in one or the other,
before continuing in other electives. No ENGL course numbered lower than 2115 may count toward the major.

II. Creative writing courses (16 credits)
a) English 2301.
b) One of the following sequences:
1) English 3301, 3302.
2) English 3304, 3305.
3) English 3306, 3307.
c) One additional creative writing courses in the English Department: ENGL 2302, or any of the courses 3301-3307 that has not been used to satisfy requirement (ii)b.

III. Periods of Study (10-12 credits)
One course from from 900-1800 and two from 1800 to the present:
1. 900-1500: English 3111, 3112, 3520, 4101; Comparative Literature 3614.
2. 1500-1660: English 3120, 3121, 3122, 3123, 3124, 3125, 4102; Comparative Literature 3615.
3. 1660-1800: English 3131, 3132, 3133, 3234, 4103; Comparative Literature 3616.
4. 1800-1900: English 3140, 3141, 3142, 3143, 3145, 3151, 3156, 3157, 3158, 3160, 4104, 4107; Comparative Literature 3606, 3617.
5. 1900-1950: English 2402, 3152, 3153, 3156, 3159, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3163, 3164, 3165, 3170, 3171, 3172, 3173, 3193, 4110, 4107, 4108; Comparative Literature 3607, 3608, 3610, 3618, 3622, 3623 , 3624, 3625.
6. 1950-the present: English 2402, 3154, 3161, 3162, 3166, 3167, 3174, 3180, 3187, 3193, 3194, 3254, 4109, 4112, 4113, 4114; Comparative Literature 3609, 3611, 3619, 3621, 3622, 3623, 3625, 4601, 4602.

IV. Electives (13-16 credits)

1. Breadth and Depth Area Studies (one course each from areas A and B):
A.) a course that addresses Race/Ethnicity or Empire/Post-colonialism (e.g., English 3158, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3166, 3169, 3182, 3194, 3234, 3240, 3526, Comparative Literature 3620, 3623, 3625, 3632, or another course with permission of the chairperson);
B.) a Genre course, or a Thematic Studies course (addressing a theme such as Memory, Migration, Environmental Humanities, Literature and Psychology, Gender and Sexuality), or an Interdisciplinary Studies course (English 3156, 3157, 3158, 3159, 3163, 3181, 3182, 3183, 3184, 3185, 3186, 3188, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3192, 3265, 3281, 3282, 3286, 3287, 3288, 3292, 4107, 4110, 4111, Comparative Literature 3601, 3602, 3603, 3604, 3605, 3608, 3612, 3613, 3628, 3629);

2. Capstone seminar: ENGL 4301;

3. Three to four additional credits in advanced English Department courses. Related courses offered by other departments may be substituted with permission of the English Department chairperson.