Department of English

Registration Guidelines

The Nonfiction Writing program like other concentrations has guidelines that must be followed to complete the track.

2022 Nonfiction Writing Program Courses

Introductory (no prerequisites)

  • ENGL0900 Critical Reading and Writing I: The Academic Essay
  • ENGL0930 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Intermediate (no prerequisites)

  • ENGL1030 Critical Reading and Writing II: The Research Essay
  • ENGL1050 Intermediate Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL1050H Journalistic Writing


  • ENGL1140 Topics in Literary and Cultural Criticism
  • ENGL1160 Special Topics in Journalism
  • ENGL1180 Special Topics in Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL1190 Special Topics in Nonfiction Writing
  • ENGL1200 Independent Study in Nonfiction Writing


Most sections offered in the Nonfiction Writing Program require instructor approval to complete registration, and many require writing samples, use a lottery-system, or have other pre-enrollment tasks or procedures. Often individual instructors keep wait-lists for students during the shopping period. Please check with section instructors for the specific requirements and procedures for enrollment.

Registration Procedures

ENGL 0900, 0930: Sections will be capped at seventeen students. All pre-registered students must attend the first three class sessions, in person or virtually, and must complete any requirements during that period, or they may lose their spaces.

Please see individual course descriptions for registration guidelines.


The Nonfiction Writing Honors Program is intended for students who have been highly successful in their English concentration work.