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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literature: 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. Students accepted into the program will receive individual assistance in understanding and extending their skills in writing poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and plays. The goal of the program is to foster confident undergraduate writers who work with a sound knowledge of their own literary tradition. Students wanting to complete the Concentration in Creative Writing must follow the application process listed under Declaration of Major in Literature and Language.

I. Required courses in the major—36 hours, including:

9 hours of:

  • Creative writing (LANG 361  and above), with at least 3 hours at the 400-level  

In addition, students must choose one of the following options:

  1. 9 additional hours in LIT, with at least 6 hours at the 300-400-level, or
  2. LANG 260 , and 6 hours of LIT courses at the 300-400 level.

    Note: LIT 340 cannot be used to fulfill one of these options.


II. Required courses outside major—None

III. Foreign language requirement:

A minimum of 6 semester hours.

IV. Other departmental requirements:

A two-part demonstration of competency in the discipline, including a written examination and a Senior Creative Writing Project; an additional demonstration of oral competency will be fulfilled by a required public reading of creative work in the senior year. Computer competency is demonstrated in LANG 497  .

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