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Writing Track

In this track, students study theories of written communication, practice them extensively in various writing contexts, and explore issues concerning literacy, language, and the relation of writing to different cultures.


  1. English 2273, Literary and Cultural Analysis.
  2. Either English 2283, Critical Methods, or English 3843, Theory Now.
  3. A pair of survey courses, chosen from one of the following:
    • English 2433/2443, World Literature
    • English 2543/2653, British Literature
    • English 2773/2883, American Literature
  4. English 4853, Senior Capstone.

All students must have a proficiency in a foreign language, satisfied by two intermediate foreign-language courses or their equivalent.

Students on the writing track elect four writing courses (three of which must be upper division) from the following:

  • 2113 Intermediate Writing
  • 2123 Creative Writing
  • 2133 Autobiographical Writing
  • 3103 Topics in Advanced Composition
  • 3123 Fiction Writing
  • 3133 Poetry Writing
  • 3153 Technical Writing
  • 3163 Writing, Rhetoric and Histories of Technology
  • 3173 Histories of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology
  • 3223 Oklahoma Writers/Writing Oklahoma
  • 4923 Advanced Fiction Writing
  • 4933 Advanced Poetry Writing
  • 4943 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • 4990 Independent Study in Writing

Students are ordinarily restricted to taking no more than one creative course in any given semester, except with special permission from the Undergraduate Director. Also, English 2123 (Creative Writing) must be taken before upper-division creative writing courses are attempted.