The creative writing concentration is designed for students who wish to devote a considerable portion of their work in English to the writing of poetry or fiction (or both). Usually students fulfill the requirements for this concentration by taking four writing courses from the list of those that always count, ideally including either ENGH 492 (Advanced Fiction Writing workshop) or ENGH 494 (Advanced Poetry Writing workshop). Note: ENGH 396: Introduction to Creative Writing (or equivalent training) is prerequisite to 397 and 398, but 396 is not applicable to the concentration.
Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2013-2014)
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the BA in English, students receiving this concentration must complete 4 courses (12 credits) chosen from the following. Special topics courses may be used to fulfill the requirements for the concentration when so designated by the department.
ENGH 377 Digital Creative Writing Credits: 3
ENGH 397 Poetry Writing Credits: 3
ENGH 398 Fiction Writing Credits: 3
ENGH 399 Creative Nonfiction Writing Credits: 3
ENGH 492 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop (Successful completion of 398 and manuscript approval by instructor is required for admission to this course.) Credits: 3
ENGH 494 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop (Successful completion of 397 and manuscript approval by instructor is required for admission to this course.) Credits: 3
ENGH 497 Topics in Creative Writing. (396 is a prerequisite. Some topics require manuscript approval by instructor prior to registration.) Credits: 3
On rare occasions, the creative writing advisor may approve a maximum of 3 hours literature, 500 level writing, or independent studies courses towards the 12 required hours in the concentration.
Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.