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Requirements

for the Creative Writing Major

Below is a summary of the requirements. For complete information please refer to the Brandeis University Bulletin.

Courses only fulfill the requirement under which they are listed. See the listing of courses on this site and in the Brandeis University Bulletin. For other restrictions, please see the section "Special Notes Relating to Undergraduates" in the Bulletin.

This major may be declared upon the completion of three courses in directed writing and of ENG 1a (Introduction to Literary Studies) or ENG 11a (Literary Method). Ten semester courses are required.

A. ENG 1a (Introduction to Literary Studies) or ENG 11a (Literary Method), which should be taken as early as possible.

B. Four semester courses in Directed Writing (poetry, prose, or both).  Courses on writing for the screen and theater are also offered.

C. One course in foundational texts: ENG 10a, HUM 10a, ENG 11b or ENG 10b.

D. One course in multicultural or world Anglophone literature.

E. Two semester elective courses.

F. An elective course in a studio or performing art.