Texas Tech University

Creative Writing Concentration

The major in English with a concentration in creative writing is designed for students wishing to write fiction, nonfiction, and/or poetry with the guidance of teachers who write. This plan allows maximum concentration in literature courses so that, as they write, students may further understand and appreciate the aspects and techniques of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition to the opportunities for writing and literary study, this concentration is especially appropriate for students interested in teaching creative writing and literature at the post-secondary level, studying creative writing and literature in graduate school, and preparing for professional graduate schools such as law or business.

Requirements for the English (Creative Writing) concentration are listed below for the 2016 catalog.

The courses are described here in the undergraduate cataloghttp://catalog.ttu.edu/index.php.

You may also view an online concentration document for catalog versions 2016 and prior.

You will be required to complete or have credit for English 1301, 1302, either 2351 or 2391, and one from the following list: 2305, 2306, 2307, 2308, 2371, and 2388. Majors in this specialization must also complete 15 hours at the 3000-level and 12 hours at the 4000-level. The courses you may choose from are listed below:

I. 3000-Level

  • A. One early literature period course: 3302, 3304, 3305, or 3335
  • B. One British literature period course: 3302, 3304, 3305, 3307, 3308, or 3309
  • C. One American literature period course: 3323, 3324, or 3325
  • D. Six hours of English 3351 under two separate genres: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry

*While ENGL 3302 is both Early and British, it can only be used once. It cannot be used to count in both categories.*

II. 4000-Level

  • A. ENGL 4351 - Permission from the instructor is required.
  • B. Three additional 4000-level courses from the following: ENGL 4300, 4301, 4311, 4312, 4313, 4314, 4315, 4321, 4342, 4351, 4371, and 4373