Qualified students may graduate with an ECLS major and Creative Writing Emphasis by devising a program of 13 total courses, including the basic ECLS major requirements and at least five classes in writing offered in ECLS and other Occidental departments. See Professor Ronk, Program Adviser.
CREATIVE WRITING EMPHASIS: Students majoring in English and Comparative Literary Studies may elect to take an additional number of courses in order to complete a Creative Writing Emphasis, a special track which provides a strong background in both literature and creative writing skills. Students choosing this emphasis must take a total of 12 courses, including ECLS 286 or 287; ECLS 288; ECLS 289; ECLS 390; ECLS 490; three more ECLS electives, one course from each of the historical periods noted above as Ancient Literature, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, 18th and 19th Century Literature. Only one of these may be from ECLS 200-249); and four additional writing courses. These four may include ECLS 380 (may be repeated for credit), ECLS 397 and/or 499; a variety of Writing and Rhetoric classes: 285, 286, 301, 401; Theater 380; French 343. Other opportunities for students interested in writing are listed in the catalog and are available from the emphasis director, Professor Martha Ronk. Students interested in pursuing the emphasis in writing should work out a careful program in consultation with Professor Ronk.
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