The Writing track is designed to meet the unique needs of English majors who wish to:
focus their disciplinary emphasis on writing across multiple genres
gain an understanding of how literary traditions have helped to shape the various modes of written communication
To this end, majors enrolled in the Writing track select 9 credits of literature-based genre or survey courses in addition to their writing electives to provide a foundational understanding of the unique characteristics of literary genres and their development over time.
In addition to creative writing, the writing track offers opportunities for students to develop their writing for specific audiences, particularly those they will encounter as they enter the 21st Century workforce.
Students electing the Writing track will assume a significant role in the Department of English Publications Program to enhance their professional portfolios. This work will include both writing and editorial responsibilities for the award-winning Woodcrest website and print edition, as well as our Department of English Alumni Newsletter and student social-media outlets.
The English Writing track provides students with the real-world proficiencies they require for a variety of future academic, career, and creative endeavors.
It is an appropriate primary major and a serviceable second major for students who understand the need for strong oral and written communication skills in the contemporary workplace.