The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Creative Writing (BFA)

FALL - Semester 1

ENG 190 or COMM 170
ENG 204: Creative Writing
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Foreign Language (through intermediate II)

SPRING - Semester 2

ENG 190 or COMM 170
ENG 204: Creative Writing if not in fall semester
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

FALL - Semester 3

Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

SPRING - Semester 4

Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

FALL - Semester 5

JINS: Junior Enhanced Writing (may be taken in spring)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
JINS: Junior Enhanced Writing (if not taken in fall)

FALL - Semester 7

ENG 501/504 (both can count as one of the 3 required writing workshops)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

ENG 498: Senior Seminar
ENG 401: Undergraduate Projects in Creative Writing/English

Literary Genres courses include ENG 355: Introduction to Literary Genres: Poetry, ENG 356: Introduction to Literary Genres: The Novel, ENG 357: Introduction to Literary Genres: The Short Story, ENG 358: Introduction to Literary Genres: Nonfiction, and ENG 516: Studies in Literary Genres.

Writing Workshop courses include ENG 407: Writing Workshop: Fiction, ENG 408: Writing Workshop: Poetry, ENG 409: Writing Workshop: Nonfiction, ENG 411: Writing Workshop: Screenwriting, ENG 501: Advanced Nonfiction Projects, and ENG 504: Advanced Creative Writing.

Literature and Theory options include a 50+ list of courses. Visit catalog.truman.edu to view the full list.

Application courses include ENG 327: Practicum in Creative Writing/English, ENG 339: Mindful Reading, Writing, and Research, ENG 359: Digital Humanities: Techniques and Topics, ENG 375: Career Seminar for English Majors, ENG 401: Undergraduate Projects in Creative Writing/English, ENG 418: Special Topics, ENG 451: Internship for English/Creative Writing, and ENG 452: Internship Evaluation.

The following classes must be taken for graduation, but may be taken in any combination during any of the following semester after semester two:
ENG 3XX: Intro to Literature Genres (two courses)
ENG 400-level writing workshop (three courses)
ENG Electives (ENG 3xx-Practicum; 401; 418; 451 AND 452) 1-5 credits
Three BA English courses (see catalog)

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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