Jul 05, 2022  
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

English Major: Creative and Professional Writing Concentration


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Learning Outcomes

 

Students will be able to:

  • Write and compose original texts
  • Apply key concepts writing analytically, creatively, and professionally across multiple genres and modes based on audience needs and information design principles
  • Identify and summarize foundational concepts in creative writing, literary studies, and rhetorical studies
  • Understand and apply concepts and ideas related to issues of diversity such as race, class, sexuality, gender, ethnicity and others to texts across multiple genres and modes
  • Analyze the compositional and rhetorical strategies used in texts across multiple genres and modes
  • Synthesize primary and secondary sources, using appropriate research and writing methods across genres and modes
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of compositional and rhetorical strategies used in texts

Requirements


Students must earn a C- or better for courses to count toward the English major degree.  English majors are encouraged to take some of their electives in additional English courses.

Foundation (9 credits)


Literature Electives (6 credits)


Any two Literature Courses at the 300+ level.

Theory Course


One course (3 credits) required. May be applied to requirement area listed above that best suits student needs.

Total Credits: 36


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