Creative Writing Major
This major is available as a bachelor of arts degree only, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this catalog.
44 credits consisting of 28 credits in creative writing and 16 in literature.
|ENGL 200||INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING||4|
|or ENGL 289||NORTHWEST ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING (ALSO LISTED AS BIOL 289)|
|ENGL 279||PORTFOLIO AND PROFESSIONALIZATION SEMINAR||1|
|ENGL 421||ADVANCED TOPICS IN CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP||4|
|ENGL 484||CREATIVE WRITING: SENIOR SEMINAR||2|
|ENGL 485||CREATIVE WRITING: THESIS||4|
|Select 12 additional credits of the following: 1||12|
|INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY|
|INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION|
|INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING: SCRIPTS|
|INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING: LITERARY NONFICTION|
|ENGL 250||POETRY, PROSE, AND PLAYS||4|
|Select one US literary traditions course of the following:||4|
|WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE|
|PURITANS TO POSTMODERNS: FIRST CONTACT TO LASTING CONTACT|
|LITERATURE AND LANDSCAPE|
|THE NOVEL IN THE UNITED STATES|
An alternate approved by the director of creative writing
|Select 2 additional literature classes or a course from another field that supports the student’s creative writing interests (e.g. mass communications, art, philosophy, anthropology, or history).||8|
Each repeatable once for credit.
Students must submit a formal Intent to Declare document to the program director before declaring the creative writing major; this becomes the first document in the PORTFOLIO AND PROFESSIONALIZATION SEMINAR (ENGL 279).
Student Learning Outcomes
In completing courses for the creative writing major, students should develop and deepen the ability to:
- Conduct close reading of a variety of literary texts, seeking a deep and broad understanding of the range of worldwide literary precedent;
- Name literary techniques across the genres, and make use of them both in analyzing the work of others and writing original texts;
- Compose, revise, edit and share original work in several genres, seeking a distinct style and distinctive personal material;
- Give, receive, and make use of pertinent, constructive critique;
- Interrogate and develop one’s own imagination and habits of mind and craft within an often messy, challenging, and rewarding writing process;
- Generate, revise, effectively order and reflect upon a sustained capstone project of original work;
- Display a command of standard English in writing, with the skill to address various goals and audiences.
Oregon Preliminary Teaching Licensure in English Language Arts
A student majoring in Creative Writing or Literature must also complete a Secondary Education major with Licensure. In order to complete the Secondary Education major with Licensure, students should begin taking education courses no later than their sophomore year. The student must be advised by faculty in both majors.