2017-2018 Catalog 
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2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English: Concentration in Creative Writing

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The concentration in Creative Writing offers students the opportunity and incentive to develop their writing in a workshop setting and to support their writing with a strong background in literary studies. The goal of the program is to foster confident undergraduate writers who work with a sound knowledge of their own literary tradition. Students accepted into the program will receive individual assistance in understanding and extending their skills in writing poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and plays. The capstone experience gives students an opportunity to engage in a longer project in which, under the direction of a faculty mentor, they will compose, revise, and polish a substantial piece of original creative writing. Students wanting to complete the Concentration in Creative Writing must follow the application process listed under Declaration of Major in English.

II. Required courses outside major—None

III. Other departmental requirements:

A two-part demonstration of competency, including a written examination and a senior Creative Writing Project with public presentation. Writing, Information Literacy, and oral competencies are completed in LANG 494 

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)

For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website, https://registrar.unca.edu/liberal-arts-core.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

The credit hours listed are the minimum required.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Colloquium 3
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-4
Arts and Ideas 3
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 3
Information Literacy Intensive Fulfilled within the major
Writing Intensive Fulfilled within the major


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