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Creative Writing Concentration

NOTE: This listing differs from the catalog listing in that for each concentration here we list all the degree requirements rather than just those required for the concentration.

Total credits in the Creative Writing concentration: 42 credits
Total credits in the Integrative Core Curriculum: 28-45
Total open elective credits: 33-50
Total for B.A. in Writing: 120

Required Courses

  • WRTG 10600   Academic Writing I (does not count toward the major)

8 required courses (24 credits):

  • WRTG 16500   Introduction to the Essay
  • WRTG 17500   Introduction to Creative Writing
  • WRTG 20100   Argument
  • WRTG 22500   Grammar and Usage
  • WRTG 23600   Fiction Writing I: Short Story
  • WRTG 23800   Poetry Writing I
  • WRTG 41000   Senior Project
  • WRTG 41500   Senior Seminar

Select one course from the following (3 credits):

  • WRTG 20500   Personal Essay
  • WRTG 23200   Creative Nonfiction

Select one course from the following restricted electives (3 credits):

  • WRTG 33600   Fiction Writing II
  • WRTG 33800   Poetry Writing II

Select one course from the following (3 credits):

  • WRTG 36000   Language, Literature, and Writing Studies (formerly Composition Theory)
  • WRTG 36500   Poetics (creative writing theory)

Select six credits from the following:

  • WRTG 30100   Autobiography
  • WRTG 30500   Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • WRTG 31000   Women and Writing
  • WRTG 32500   Writing Children's Literature
  • WRTG 33400   Humorous Writing
  • WRTG 33600   Fiction Writing II*
  • WRTG 33800   Poetry Writing II*
  • WRTG 35400   Selected Topics in Creative Writing
  • WRTG 35600   Selected Topics in Creative Writing
  • WRTG 38000   Visiting Writers' Workshop**
  • WRTG 43600   Writing the Short Novel
  • WRTG 45000   Internship: Writing***

And an additional 3 credits of electives at 300 level or above

* Can be taken as an open elective if not taken as the restricted elective
** Can be taken three times
*** Can be taken twice

Total credits for the Creative Writing Concentration: 42