Otterbein's Department of English offer majors in Creative Writing, Literary Studies, and Teacher Education (ILA) and minors in Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Film Studies (interdisciplinary). Our programs culminate in a senior writing project and a senior reading. Along the way, we will nurture your ability to read, write, analyze, argue, edit, create, teach, research, and pursue your own passions.
To deepen learning and extend job-and-grad-school possibilities, our students often pick up a second major or minor in another field. Students' most popular -- and marketable -- choices for pairing with the Literary Studies or Creative Writing majors are:
Creative Writing students who minor in Literary Studies take 3-4 additional literature courses. To double major, Creative Writing students take 4-5 more literary studies courses. Literary Studies students minoring in Creative Writing integrate a 3-course creative writing sequence into their schedule. To double major, Literary Studies students take a 5-course creative writing series. See your advisor, Program Director, or Chair for details. And check in with the Registrar to declare the second major or minor.