Jun 16, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

English, Creative Writing Concentration, BA

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Requirements for the Major

The major in English is offered with one of four concentrations, for which the requirements are detailed below.

With Concentration in Creative Writing

In this concentration, English majors will study the art and craft of creative writing. Students will take workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Recent independent-study projects have included screenplays, memoirs, and graphic novels. Each year, through the nationally recognized Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series, students will have the opportunity to meet and work one-on-one with writers such as Kevin Young, Catherine Valente, and G. Willow Wilson. Students who enroll in the creative writing concentration will take:

  • Minimum of 48 hours beyond first-year English

First Year/Sophomore Requirements:

Junior/Senior Requirements:


*Students are required to take at least one 200- or 300-level course in literature from before 1700. Students may take up to six credit hours of Creative Writing or Professional Writing courses as literature electives.

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