The Creative Writing program introduces students to the whole process of writing. We provide a wide range of courses – from creative endeavors to genre-specific writing courses such as poetry writing, creative non-fiction and fiction writing. The goal of each upper-level writing course is to produce “publishable” works.
What can I do with this major?
The Humanities major provides a wide range of flexibility. It develops critical reading and thinking, logical and analytical thinking, argumentation, creativity, advanced writing skills, communication skills, research skills, ability to understand ideas and values, sensitivity to cultural differences, aesthetic understanding, questioning skills, time and resource management skills, linguistic skills, etc.
What are some interesting classes I may take?
- Poetry Writing: An advanced workshop in poetry writing, with the intent of producing publishable work.
- Fiction Writing: A workshop in the writing of short stories and novel fragments, with the intent of producing publishable work.
- Creative Endeavors: Maximize the creative impulse. Engage soul-level tools that keep creativity fresh: journaling, filling the “well,” and other exercises in Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. Creative Endeavors frees, equips, and develops creativity regardless from which field the creativity arises.
What internships or partnerships are available with this program?
What are grads doing now?
- Amy Nemecak – Freelance editing for Baker Publishing Group
- Matt Saler – Web Content Specialist for Elexicon Inc.