Feb 26, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalogue 
2019-2020 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

English - Creative Writing Concentration, B.A.

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Rebecca Entel (chair), Glenn Freeman, Leslie K. Hankins, Michelle Mouton, Kirilka Stavreva

Fosters a general understanding of English and American literary history while enabling students to concentrate in literature or creative writing.


Must complete a minimum of 11 courses at the 200, 300, or 400-level (must complete 10 courses if the course for #2 below simultaneously fulfills another requirement), to include the following:

1. Two of the following foundation courses in the field of English, one of which must be in the area of concentration (recommended to be completed by the end of sophomore year):

3. One Elective in the Department (200/300 or 400 level)

  • See available English courses here 

Creative Writing Concentration

Topics courses (ENG 273 , ENG 373 , ENG 374 ) may count toward the appropriate literary-historical group; consult with the department chair.

Three courses to be distributed among three of the following literary-historical groups:

Capstone Experience


The department recommends that foundation courses be completed by the end of the sophomore year and that majors consider an internship in an area of interest in the junior or senior year. Transfer students must take a minimum of six courses toward the major at Cornell College.

Teaching Certification

Students who are interested in pursuing K-12 certification to teach English/Language Arts should seek admission to the Teacher Education Program. See the Education department section for application and certification information.

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