Creative Writing, Bachelor of Arts - CRWR

Major Requirements (33 HOURS)

Required
ENWR 202Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENWR 495Senior Writing Project3
Two courses from the following three areas:6
Transformations in Shakespeare Studies
Shakespeare
Shakespeare and the Power of Art
Transformations in Early Literature
Medieval Literature
Chaucer
16th/17th-Century British Literature
Topics in Literature
Transformations in British Literature:
Medieval Literature
Chaucer
16th/17th-Century British Literature
18th-Century British Novel: Novel Women
18th-Century British Literature
Romantic Movements
Victorian Literature
19th-Century British Novel: The Victorian Novel
The Brontes
Topics in Literature
One Course from Transformations in American Literature:3
American Literature to 1865
19th-Century American Literature
Immigrant Women’s Writing
Development of the American Novel
Contemporary American Poetry in Context
Gender and Sexuality in Literature
Topics in Literature (approved sections)
One Course in Transformations in Global Anglophone Literature:3
Contemporary Global Literature
20th-Century and Contemporary African Literature
Postcolonial Women’s Writing
Caribbean Women’s Literature
Gender and Sexuality in Literature
Topics in Literature (approved sections)
Workshops
Select two of the following:6
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Select two of the following:6
Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop
Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
Advanced Workshop in Flash and Micros
Advanced Workshop in Formal Constraints
Advanced Workshop in Writing the Body
Select one of the following not used to satisfy any other requirements:3
Introduction to Creative Writing
Tourist or Traveler: Travel Writing in the New Millennium
Nature and Environmental Writing
Writing Children's Books
Topics in Writing
Rhetoric
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop
Playwriting
Topics in Writing
Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop
Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
Advanced Workshop in Flash and Micros
Advanced Workshop in Formal Constraints
Advanced Workshop in Writing the Body
Topics in Writing
Total Credits33

Advanced Writing Proficiency

Advanced Writing Proficiency in the major is demonstrated by successfully completing the writing required for the Senior Comprehensive (see below).

Senior Comprehensive

Successful completion of ENWR 495 Senior Writing Project satisfies the Senior Comprehensive requirement.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of plot, structure, and conventions of genre in creative works;
  • Identify and apply theoretical and craft frameworks, including intersectional feminist analytic perspectives;
  • Write clearly and imaginatively, demonstrating competence in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction; and exhibiting proficiency in workshop and revision;
  • Connect training in creative writing to professional, public, and/or community contexts; and
  • Synthesize learning across the major, by successfully planning, executing, revising and completing a substantial creative writing project.