Recommeded Academic Plan for Creative Writing (CWRIT) at Penn State Behrend

Effective Date: Fall 2012

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
First-Year Seminar

First-Year Seminar

1
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ENGL 006 Creative Writing Common TimeNotes for: ENGL 006

ENGL 006

Course must be taken a minimum of four times in order to graduate.
1
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts

Arts

Students need 6 credits in GA, 6 credits in GH, and 6 credits in GS.
or Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science

3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification

Quantification

Students need 6 credits in GQ and 9 credits in GN.
or Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science

3
Foreign Language (Level One)Notes for: Foreign Language (Level One)

Foreign Language (Level One)

This requirement is governed by a placement policy dictated by the number of levels of foreign language completed prior to college.
4
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
1
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification

or Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
General Education Selection (GA, GH, GS)Notes for: General Education Selection

General Education Selection

Students need 6 credits in GQ and 9 credits in GN.
3
ENGL 212 Introduction to Fiction WritingNotes for: ENGL 212

ENGL 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 213 Introduction to Poetry Writing Notes for: ENGL 213

ENGL 213

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 215 Introduction to Article Writing Notes for: ENGL 215

ENGL 215

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity

1.5
Foreign Language (Level Two)
4
Total credits 15.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
1
ENGL 200 Introduction to Critical ReadingNotes for: ENGL 200

ENGL 200

Scheduling patterns for courses not taught each semester: Some major requirements will be offered only once a year, or every other year depending on demand. ENGL 200, ENGL 312, & ENGL 444 are only offered in the fall.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 212 Introduction to Fiction Writing Notes for: ENGL 212

ENGL 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 213 Introduction to Poetry Writing Notes for: ENGL 213

ENGL 213

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 215 Introduction to Article WritingNotes for: ENGL 215

ENGL 215

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education Selection (GA, GH, GS)

General Education Selection

3
Foreign Language (Level Three)

Foreign Language (Level Three)

4
Total credits 17

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
1
ENGL 100 English Language AnalysisNotes for: ENGL 100

ENGL 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 424 Creative Writing and the Natural WorldNotes for: ENGL 424

ENGL 424

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CMLIT 010 (IL) World LiteraturesNotes for: CMLIT 010

CMLIT 010

Both US (United States Cultures) and IL (International Cultures) must be completed within the degree requirements.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the HumanitiesNotes for: ENGL 202B

ENGL 202B

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ENGL 212 Introduction to Fiction WritingNotes for: ENGL 212

ENGL 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 213 Introduction to Poetry WritingNotes for: ENGL 213

ENGL 213

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 215 Introduction to Article WritingNotes for: ENGL 215

ENGL 215

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 17.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
1
ENGL 312 Globality and LiteratureNotes for: ENGL 312

ENGL 312

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 412 Advanced Fiction WritingNotes for: ENGL 412

ENGL 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 413 Advanced Poetry WritingNotes for: ENGL 413

ENGL 413

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 415 Advanced Nonfiction WritingNotes for: ENGL 415

ENGL 415

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 420 Writing for the WebNotes for: ENGL 420

ENGL 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 444 ShakespeareNotes for: ENGL 444

ENGL 444

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 443 The English Renaissance Notes for: ENGL 443

ENGL 443

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 458 Twentieth-Century PoetryNotes for: ENGL 458

ENGL 458

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
1
ENGL 422 Fiction Workshop Notes for: ENGL 422

ENGL 422

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 423 Poetry Writing WorkshopNotes for: ENGL 423

ENGL 423

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 425 Nonfiction Workshop Notes for: ENGL 425

ENGL 425

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 433 The American Novel: 1900-1945Notes for: ENGL 433

ENGL 433

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 434 Topics in American LiteratureNotes for: ENGL 434

ENGL 434

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
General Education Selection (GN or GQ)

General Education Selection

3
General Education Selection (GA, GH, GS)

General Education Selection

3
Total credits 16

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
1
ENGL 401W Creative Writing TheoryNotes for: ENGL 401W

ENGL 401W

W and Y are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirements.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 436 American Fiction Since 1945Notes for: ENGL 436

ENGL 436

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 494 Senior Thesis in EnglishNotes for: ENGL 494

ENGL 494

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
General Education Selection (GN or GQ)

General Education Selection

3
General Education Selection (GA, GH, GS)

General Education Selection

3
Total credits 16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
1
ENGL 437 The Poet in AmericaNotes for: ENGL 437

ENGL 437

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
ENGL 494 Senior Thesis in EnglishNotes for: ENGL 494

ENGL 494

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
General Education Selection (GN or GQ)

General Education Selection

3
General Education Selection (GA, GH, GS)

General Education Selection

3
Total credits 16

Additional Notes

 

Academic Advising Notes: The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The number of electives required varies per student. Please be sure to consult with an adviser about your intended plan.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ENGL 006
Course must be taken a minimum of four times in order to graduate.
Arts
Students need 6 credits in GA, 6 credits in GH, and 6 credits in GS.
Quantification
Students need 6 credits in GQ and 9 credits in GN.
Foreign Language (Level One)
This requirement is governed by a placement policy dictated by the number of levels of foreign language completed prior to college.
General Education Selection
Students need 6 credits in GQ and 9 credits in GN.
ENGL 200
Scheduling patterns for courses not taught each semester: Some major requirements will be offered only once a year, or every other year depending on demand. ENGL 200, ENGL 312, & ENGL 444 are only offered in the fall.
CMLIT 010
Both US (United States Cultures) and IL (International Cultures) must be completed within the degree requirements.
ENGL 312
ENGL 444
ENGL 401W
W and Y are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirements.
ENGL 436