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Academic Program Guide

English (Creative Writing)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

A student may major in English with a concentration in Literature, Media, and Culture; Creative Writing; or Editing, Writing, and Media. This MAP is not intended to substitute for guidance from a departmental advisor.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE Core Social Science3
Digital Literacy3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Natural Science3
GE Social Science3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus ) *see advisor*
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
GE History3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
Foreign Language4
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Ethics3
ENG2012 Intro. to English Studies3
CRW3110 Fiction Technique or CRW3311 Poetic Technique or ENC3310 Article and Essay Technique3
Foreign Language4
Required Milestones: Term 4
(no milestones)
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
ENC3310 Article and Essay Technique 3
3000/4000 Pre-1900 British Literature3
Minor Course3
Foreign Language4
Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete ENG2012 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 3 additional hours CRW/ENC core courses ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Begin minor or second major coursework
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
CRW3110 Fiction Technique or CRW3311 Poetic Technique or ENC3310 Article and Essay Technique3
3000 Level LIT/AML/ENL3
Minor Course3
English Elective3
Oral Communication Competency3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete remaining 6 hours of CRW/ENC core courses (must have all 12 hours CRW/ENC core by this term) ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st level of Foreign Language or show CLEP/Placement scores
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
4000 Level Advanced Workshop3
3000 Level LIT/AML/ENL3
Minor Course3
Minor Course3
English Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete Pre-graduation Check
Complete at least 3 hours of 4000 level Advanced Writing Workshop ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd level of Foreign Language or show CLEP/Placement scores
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
4000 Level Advanced Workshop3
Minor or elective3
Minor or elective3
Minor or elective3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Complete additional 3 hours of 4000 Level Advanced Writing Workshops
Complete 3rd level of Foreign Language or show CLEP/Placement scores
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Writer, Press Relations, Teacher, Critic, Personnel Officer, Archivist, Lawyer, Editor/Editorial Assistant, Researcher, Investigator, Administrative Officer, Reporter, Technical Writer, Management Trainee, Public Relations Specialist, Speech Writer, Legislative Assistant, Trainee, Information Specialist

Representative Employers: Local School Boards; Universities, Colleges, Junior Colleges; Businesses; Publishers of Magazines, Newspapers, Books. An English major can qualify for a variety of positions in Education, State and Federal Government, and private industry and business. English majors are attractive to employers because of their classroom training in analysis, research, and interpretation, and because they are expected to be able to communicate effectively on paper or in public

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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