Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

For English Majors with a Concentration in Creative Writing

We are delighted that you’re considering a concentration in Creative Writing at LSU!

General questions about the English major should be addressed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Jacob Berman, in 232-B Allen Hall.

Specific questions about the Creative Writing concentration should be addressed to the Undergraduate Creative Writing Advisor, Randolph Thomas, in 228-C Allen Hall.

All courses count for three credit hours, unless otherwise specified.

Six hours from:

  • ENGL 2029 Introduction to Drama
  • ENGL 2027 Introduction to Poetry
  • ENGL 2025 Introduction to Fiction
  • ENGL 2123 Studies in Literary Traditions and Themes, or
  • ENGL 2823 HONORS: Studies in Literary Traditions and Themes
  • ENGL 2148 Shakespeare
  • ENGL 2201 Introduction to World Literary Traditions
  • ENGL 2202 Introduction to Modern World Literature
  • ENGL 2220 Major British Authors
  • ENGL 2270 Major American Authors

Nine hours from:

  • ENGL 3020 British Literature I
  • ENGL 3022 British Literature II
  • ENGL 3070 American Literature I
  • ENGL 3072 American Literature II

Three hours from:

  • ENGL 4137 Chaucer
  • ENGL 4147 Milton
  • ENGL 4148 Shakespeare

Six hours from:

  • ENGL 2005 Introduction to Writing Short Stories
  • ENGL 2007 Introduction to Writing Poetry
  • ENGL 2008 Introduction to Writing Drama
  • ENGL 2009 Introduction to Writing Screenplays

Six hours from:

  • ENGL 4000 Special Projects for Creative Writing Majors
  • ENGL 4001 Writing Essays and Reviews
  • ENGL 4005 Advanced Short Story Writing Workshop
  • ENGL 4006 Writing the Novel
  • ENGL 4007 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
  • ENGL 4008 Advanced Playwriting Workshop
  • ENGL 4009 Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

Three hours from:

  • Upper division English electives

And either:

  • ENGL 4102 Capstone Seminar in Poetry Writing, or
  • ENGL 4105 Capstone Seminar in Fiction Writing, or
  • ENGL 4109 Capstone Seminar in Screenwriting