Creative Writing Courses
English students may do their senior project in fiction or poetry writing, provided they complete the appropriate courses. A student wishing to complete a senior project in fiction should complete ENGL 387, ENGL 487 twice (with the project attached to the second workshop). A student wishing to complete a senior project in poetry should complete ENGL 388, ENGL 488 twice (with the project attached to the second workshop). ENGL 487 and ENGL 488 can be taken twice for university credit.
Creative Writing Emphasis
The English Department offers a series of courses that allow student to complete an English major with an emphasis in creative writing. The emphasis path includes (1) all the requirements for the senior project plus (2) one senior-level literature course in their chosen genre. (Poetry students, for example, should complete a senior-level course in contemporary or twentieth-century poetry.) Emphasis students are also strongly encouraged to (3) complete one course in a writing genre outside their emphasis area, particularly students wishing to gain admittance into a graduate writing program. (Fiction students, for example, should take a writing course on poetic technique or the poetry