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Creative Writing

The Creative Writing concentration trains students in writing imaginatively for professional publication. Students strengthen their creative skills in a variety of genres through a series of writing workshops, which they take alongside courses in literary history and analysis. They acquire a solid grounding in literary forms; they learn to think critically and creatively about how writers represent the material of everyday life; they gain insight into writing and audience through the intense study of style, voice, and genre; and they develop an understanding of the standards by which literary works are judged.

Course Requirements

Completion of ENG 101 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE/HON 101 WORLD LITERATURE, ENG 205 LITERATURE TO 1700, ENG 206 LITERATURE FROM 1700 TO 1900, ENG 207 LITERATURE FROM 1900 TO THE PRESENT, and one course focused on Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality (RES) required.

Creative Writing Workshops

Major Author Requirement

Major Electives

Three English electives of any level.

Research Intensive Requirement

English majors must take at least one course in English designated as "Research Intensive".  These courses integrate research instruction and assignments with the subject matter of the course.  Qualifying concentration requirements or major electives are designated as "Research Intensive" or "RI" in the quarterly schedule.


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