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Literary and Narrative Studies Track

Students who elect this track will engage in scholarly study of literature, film, television, and other media as vehicles for narrative art; the cultural, social, and political implications of narrative will also be examined. Combined with their writing electives, these students will achieve a foundational understanding of the unique characteristics of storytelling genres and their development over time and in a cultural context.

Requirements for the Literary and Narrative Studies Track (18 credits)
(all courses 3 credit unless noted)

Required (6 credits)

  • WNA 290  Literary Theory and Cultural Studies
  • WNA 215 Voices of Other Cultures

Two elective classes from this list:

  • WNA 229 Immigrant Authors
  • WNA 301 Special Topics:  Junot Diaz 20th Century Poetic Traditions
  • WNA 210 Alienation

2 elective classes from the Writing Track:

  • WNA 220 Creative Writing
  • WNA 225 Experiential Poetry
  • WNA 234 Writing for Leadership
  • WNA 274 The Short Story
  • WNA 275 Drama
  • WNA 276 Poetry Writing
  • WNA 277 The Novel
  • WNA 263 Book to Film
  • WNA 306 Advanced Creative Writing
  • WNA 378 Creative Nonfiction
  • WNA 380 Scriptwriting
  • Or other special topics course pre-approved by the Writing and Narrative Arts Chair.

Total credits for major: 34