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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing, B.A.

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Requirements for the liberal arts major in creative writing, B.A. program

The Creative Writing major requires a total of 44 credit hours, including five creative writing workshops (20 credits), two cognate courses (8 credits), and four English electives (16 credits). Students choose either the poetry or fiction writing track. One of the creative writing workshops must be a 400-level course (either ENG 410  or ENG 411 ); this class will provide a capstone experience and require a creative thesis (i.e., a collection of poetry or short fiction).

Students must maintain at least a 2.8 GPA in all creative writing workshop courses and at least a 2.0 in literature courses. Only one 100-level course will be accepted for credit in the major. The forty-four credits (exclusive of composition courses used to satisfy the university writing proficiency requirement) are distributed as follows:

3. Students in the fiction track must take 8 additional workshop credits, chosen from the following:

Students in the poetry track must take 8 additional workshop credits, chosen from the following:

4. 8 credits from either the fiction or poetry cognate categories listed below.

5. 16 elective credits, 8 credits of which must be taken at the 300 level.

Additional cognates listed above are highly recommended. 12 of these credits must come from courses in literature; students may use the remaining 4 credits to take either an additional course in literature or an additional (or sixth) workshop.

6. At least 20 credits in English courses must be taken at Oakland.

7. An introductory two-semester sequence in a foreign language, or one semester of a foreign language at the 115 level or higher with a grade of 2.0.

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