UT Dallas 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology

Literature (BA) with Creative Writing Concentration

Students who complete the major in Literature receive a thorough grounding in literary ideas and methods, competence in particular national literatures, as well as the ability to work across literatures and languages. By engaging literary works appropriate to one of the country's most diverse campuses, this major teaches both specialized knowledge and the skills to deepen and broaden knowledge of literature that is new or unfamiliar. The ideal graduate would be able to approach English-language literary works from anywhere in the world with a set of intelligent questions and the capacity to produce equally intelligent solutions to interpretative problems. By selecting a variety of courses from a variety of headings, students are able to combine courses in criticism and interpretation, in writing and translation, and in English and foreign languages. Students may also pursue teaching certification.

Students in the Creative Writing Concentration pursue a specialization in creative writing in addition to receiving the same rigorous training in literary studies as all Literature majors.

At least one-half of the semester credit hours for the major must be taken at UT Dallas.

Bachelor of Arts in Literature with Creative Writing Concentration

Degree Requirements (120 semester credit hours)

View an Example of Degree Requirements by Semester

Faculty

Professors: Sean J. Cotter, Pamela Gossin, Ming Dong Gu, Dennis M. Kratz, Manuel (Manny) Martinez, David A. Patterson, Rene Prieto, Rainer Schulte, Theresa M. Towner

Associate Professors: Ashley Barnes, John C. Gooch, Charles Hatfield, Jessica C. Murphy

Assistant Professors: Erin Greer, Maurine Ogbaa, Davis Smith-Brecheisen, Nomi Stone, Mai Wang

Chair Emerita: Zsuzsanna Ozsváth

Professors Emeriti: Milton A. Cohen, Timothy (Tim) Redman, Michael S. Simpson, Frederick Turner

Associate Professor Emerita: Patricia H. Michaelson

Professors of Instruction: Lorena Camacho-Guardardo, Christopher (Chris) Ryan

Associate Professors of Instruction: Zafar Anjum, Kenneth Brewer, Bei Chen, Peter (Jay) Ingrao

Associate Professor of Instruction Emeritus: Thomas M. Lambert

Assistant Professors of Instruction: Chieko Hoki, Christina Montgomery, Angela Mooney, Kristin Riley

I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours1

Communication: 6 semester credit hours

RHET 1302 Rhetoric

RHET 2302 Intermediate Composition and Rhetoric

Or select any 6 semester credit hours from Communication Core courses (see advisor)

Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours

Select any 3 semester credit hours from Mathematics Core courses

Life and Physical Sciences: 6 semester credit hours

Select any 6 semester credit hours from Life and Physical Sciences Core courses

Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 semester credit hours

LIT 2331 Introduction to World Literature2

Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Language, Philosophy and Culture Core courses (see advisor)

Creative Arts: 3 semester credit hours

Select any 3 semester credit hours from Creative Arts Core courses

American History: 6 semester credit hours

Select any 6 semester credit hours from American History Core courses

Government/Political Science: 6 semester credit hours

Select any 6 semester credit hours from Government/Political Science Core courses

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours

Select any 3 semester credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences Core courses

Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours

Select any 6 semester credit hours from Component Area Option Core courses

II. Major Requirements: 45-48 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum

Major Preparatory Courses: 6-9 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum

LIT 2350 Close Reading

Choose 6 semester credit hours from the following four:

LIT 2320 Survey A: Literature in English

LIT 2321 Survey B: Literature in Translation

LIT 2322 Survey of African-American and African Diaspora Literatures

LIT 2331 Introduction to World Literature2

Major Core Courses: 12 semester credit hours

LIT 3300 Western Literary Tradition

LIT 3339 Writing Literary Studies

LIT 4329 Single Author

LIT 4390 Capstone

3 semester credit hours from the following "Research and Writing" courses:

ARHM 3342 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts and Humanities

LIT 3338 Literary Theory and Aesthetic Philosophy

Any upper-division creative writing workshop (prefix CRWT)

6 semester credit hours from the following "Contexts" course:

LIT 3319 Contexts3

3 semester credit hours from the following "Comparisons" courses:

CRWT 3330 Translation Workshop

LIT 3337 Comparisons

Creative Writing Concentration Requirements: 15 semester credit hours

CRWT 2301 Introduction to Creative Writing

12 semester credit hours of upper-division creative writing workshops in at least two genres (e.g., poetry and fiction).

III. Elective Requirements: 30-33 semester credit hours

Free Electives: 27-30 semester credit hours

Both upper-division and lower-division courses may be used as electives.

The plan must include sufficient upper-division courses to total 45 upper-division semester credit hours.

Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of AHTC 1100.

1. Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from institutions of higher education. The courses listed are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.

2. A required Major Preparatory Course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours may be counted in Core Curriculum.

3. LIT 3319 may be repeated for credit as topics vary.

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