English Major with Creative Writing Option, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Creative Writing is a studio program designed to help students publish their artistic work. It is not intended to prepare a student for a specific career; however, our creative writing graduates, while publishing artistic work, have found diversified careers in editing, publishing, grant writing, teaching, professional schools and many fields less directly related to their writing abilities. Courses in technical communications are complementary to these career interests.
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.
Students in the Creative Writing option are encouraged to register for 5+ credits from the following list of General Education Core Requirements: HUMN 210 or HUMN 211 or history courses appropriate to the student’s area of literary interest.
|Note: Students must complete CRWR 210 with a grade ≥3.0. ENGL 270 and ENGL 271 each require a grade ≥2.5 and ≥3.0 average for the two courses together.|
|CRWR 210||INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING||5|
|ENGL 270||INTRODUCTION TO FICTION||5|
|ENGL 271||INTRODUCTION TO POETRY||5|
|ENGL 340||SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I||5|
|ENGL 341||SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II||5|
|ENGL 342||SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE III||5|
|ENGL 343||SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I||5|
|ENGL 344||SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II||5|
|Required Creative Writing Courses|
|CRWR 311||FORM AND THEORY OF FICTION||5|
|or CRWR 312||FORM AND THEORY OF POETRY|
|or CRWR 313||FORM AND THEORY OF LITERARY NONFICTION|
|CRWR 417||CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (must be repeated with choice of Fiction–Nonfiction–Poetry)||10|
|CRWR 491||CREATIVE WRITING SENIOR THESIS (cannot be taken until completion of CRWR 311, CRWR 312 or CRWR 313 and two CRWR 417 workshops)||5|
|Additional creative writing credits–choose from the following||5|
|FORM AND THEORY OF FICTION|
or CRWR 312
|FORM AND THEORY OF POETRY|
or CRWR 313
|FORM AND THEORY OF LITERARY NONFICTION|
|CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP|
For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .
Student Learning Outcomes—students will
- demonstrate adherence to disciplinary conventions, including grammar, mechanics and appropriate citation style;
- compose sophisticated arguments that are well organized and supported;
- develop essential skills of close reading, effective writing, and critical thinking;
- demonstrate a knowledge of a breadth of literary texts, cultures, and time periods.