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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 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 , ENG 411 ,

  or  ); 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 44 credits (exclusive of composition courses used to satisfy the university writing proficiency requirement) are distributed as follows:

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

5. Sixteen elective credits, eight credits of which must be taken at the 300 level

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

6. At least twenty 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 minimum grade of 2.0.

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