The concentration in creative writing combines a foundation in the study of English literature with a strong component in writing poetry, short fiction, and literary nonfiction. Students will learn the history and theory of literary forms alongside the craft of writing. Because the study of creative writing requires extensive reading, creative writing students should expect in-depth study of genres and pivotal literary movements. However, the cornerstone of the creative writing education is the craft-based workshop, small classes where student work is considered along with the work of proven masters. In the fall semester of the senior year, students will demonstrate their knowledge by writing a thesis that incorporates their own creative writing alongside critical study of published authors.
General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits
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General Education - Distribution Areas: 27 Credits
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English Major with Creative Writing Concentration: 44 Credits