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Creative Writing

Creative Writing blends the practical and the ideal as it gives you the space and challenge to explore and develop your creative talent. This concentration allows you to explore equally the different forms of creative writing – fiction, poetry, and nonfiction – or to focus primarily on one of them. You can also develop a specific, marketable focus in fact-based writing, choosing from courses in biography, science writing, article writing, and editing.

What are the benefits of a Creative Writing concentration?

The Creative Writing concentration will hone your skills in both practical and creative forms by giving you instruction and intensive practice in writing. Students of creative writing bring to the workplace a nuanced and practical understanding of how to employ imaginative language: in print, online, in classrooms, and in a wide range of communication-based environments.

Relevant Courses

  • ENGL 209: Literary Journal Practicum
  • ENGL 212: Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • ENGL 412: Advanced Fiction Writing
  • ENGL 422: Fiction Workshop
  • ENGL 213: Introduction to Poetry Writing
  • ENGL 413: Advanced Poetry Writing
  • ENGL 423: Poetry Writing Workshop
  • ENGL 214: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • ENGL 215: Introduction to Article Writing
  • ENGL 414: Biographical Writing
  • ENGL 415: Advanced Nonfiction Writing
  • ENGL 416: Science Writing
  • ENGL 425: Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENGL 281: Television Script Writing
  • ENGL 411M: Honors Seminar: Creative Writing
  • ENGL 401W: Creative Writing Theory
  • ENGL 424: Creative Writing and the Natural World
  • ENGL 429: New Media and Literature
  • ENGL 435: American Short Story
  • ENGL 436: American Fiction since 1945
  • ENGL 437: The Poet in America
  • ENGL 439: American Nonfiction Prose
  • ENGL 486: World Novel in English
  • LA 495: Internship (3 credits only)

NOTE: All 400-level workshops can be taken more than once for credit.