English: Creative Writing
Bachelor of Arts in English, Creative Writing track
Are you inspired by an intriguing poem or intricately woven story? Do you enjoy creating your own narratives, characters, and plot twists? Studying creative writing opens doors for you to better understand the writing around you and to improve your own creative endeavors.
Auburn’s English, Creative Writing major track is an intensive learning experience that spans multiple genres. Students study poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction—reading classic and contemporary work as models. Students take courses that focus on the “architecture” of stories, poems, and essays; they learn how each piece works and apply those lessons to the creation of their own original work. Writing workshops, one-on-one conferences, and discussions of craft are the focal point of classroom instruction. Majors in the creative writing program develop a portfolio of creative work in a capstone course. Additionally, students are invited to participate in creative events across campus, such as the Auburn Writers Conference, which draws best-selling authors and publishing professionals.
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Minor in Creative Writing
The creative writing minor requires 15 credit hours. Students must earn a 'C' or better in all minor courses.
- ENGL 2000 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
- ENGL 4200 Fiction Writing I (3)
- ENGL 4210 Fiction Writing II (3)
- ENGL 4220 Poetry Writing I (3)
- ENGL 4230 Poetry Writing II (3)
Careers in Creative Writing
A list of careers is not available at this time.
Curriculum in English: Creative Writing
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|Foreign Language I (College Core)||4||Foreign Language II (College Core)||4|
|Core Social Science||3||Core Fine Arts||3|
|Core Mathematics||3||Core Social Science||3|
|Core Humanities (except COMM 1000)1||3|
|Core Literature2||3||Core Literature2||3|
|Core Science I||4||Core Science II||4|
|HIST 1010/1017 World History I||3||HIST 1020/1027 World History II||3|
|ENGL 2000 Introduction to Creative Writing||3||LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation||2|
|Approved Minor3||3||Course from Group 14||3|
|ENGL 4200 Fiction Writing I||3||ENGL 4220 Poetry Writing I||3|
|ENGL Elective (2000-level or higher)||3||ENGL Elective (3000-level or higher)||3|
|Course from Group 24||3||Approved Minor3||3|
|4000-level Literature Course||3|
|ENGL Elective (3000-level or higher)||3||ENGL 4230 Poetry Writing II||3|
|ENGL 4210 Fiction Writing II||3||ENGL 4240 Special Project in Creative Writing5||3|
|Approved Minor3||6||Approved Minor3||3|
|UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.
Students are required to complete a Core Literature sequence.
Students must complete a minor in a subject approved by the departmental adviser.
Students should see the departmental adviser to identify approved courses for Group 1 (Globalism, Sustainability, and Diversity), Group 2 (Linguistics or Rhetoric), and ENGL electives.
ENGL 4240 fulfills SLO 7.
Last Updated: June 21, 2016