The Department of English offers a Concentration in Creative Writing for students who want to explore the art of writing and refine their skills in critical reading. Students work intensively on their own imaginative writing (fiction, poetry, and play writing) in conjunction with the study of literature. Students wishing to pursue a Concentration in English: Creative Writing must apply to the Creative Writing Advisor in the department and receive written approval.
A minimum of ten courses is required.
1. Concentrators must take at least four courses in creative writing, as follows:
a. Two courses (8 credits) at the 100 level from among the following:
b. One of the following courses:
c. One of the following:
2. Concentrators must take two of the following courses:
3. Concentrators must take four additional English courses at the 200 or 300 level, two of which must be in British or American literature before 1800 and two in British or American literature after 1800. Click here for details about pre- and post-1800 courses.
Students accepted into the Honors Program in English may write original fiction (a collection of stories or a novella), poetry, or a play to fulfill the requirements for the honors essay. Students choosing this option must have the approval of the Creative Writing Advisor in the English Department.