Department of English

Creative Writing

To be a part of our program is to become a part of a community of writers—students dedicated to their craft, guided by distinguished, devoted faculty.

As a creative writer, you’ll study poetry, fiction, and prose in small classes, discussing classic and contemporary works, and applying what you learn from these models to your own writing. Interactive workshops and individual conferences provide our emerging writers with personalized feedback that will help you imagine and then refine your work.

By the time you graduate from Auburn with an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing, you will have completed a special project—a final portfolio of original poems, stories, and essays.

 

English-Creative Writing Track (36 credit hours)

  • At least 18 hours must be completed at Auburn.
  • At least 18 hours must be at the 4000-level or above.
  • No more than 6 hours may be at the 2000 level.
  • Students must earn a ‘C’ or better in any course counted toward the English major.

Gateway Course: 2000 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 hours)

Major Core (9 hours)

  • Group I: Globalism, Sustainability and Diversity Course (3)
    • 3730 Representations
    • 3740 Identities
    • 3750 Cultural Studies
    • 3850 Study in London
    • 3870 World English Literatures
    • 4160 Technology, Literacy, and Culture
    • 4450 Topics in African-American Literature
    • 4710 Topics in Gender and Literature
    • 4720 Topics in Ethnic Literature
    • 4740 Environment, Literature and Culture
    • 4760 Topics in Diaspora Literature
  • Group II: Linguistics or Rhetoric Course (3)
    • 3110 Survey of Linguistics
    • 3120 Survey of Rhetoric
    • 4140 Language Variation
    • 4150 Topics in Language Study
    • 4160 Technology, Literacy and Culture
    • 4170 History of the English Language
    • 4180 Rhetorical Theory and Practice
  • 4000‐level Literature Course (3)

Major Track (15 hours, including completing 2 two-part sequences)

  • Intermediate Creative Writing (6 hours)
    • 3210 Fiction Writing I (3)
    • 3230 Poetry Writing I (3)
    • 3250 Creative Nonfiction I (3)
  • Advanced Creative Writing (6 hours)
    • 4210 Fiction Writing II (3)
    • 4230 Poetry Writing II (3)
    • 4250 Creative Nonfiction II (3)
  •  Capstone Course: 4820 Capstone in Creative Writing (3)

Major Electives (9 hours)

     Three additional English courses, at least two of which must be at the 3000-level or above

 

For more information

Craig Bertolet

Craig Bertolet

Professor of English
Director of Undergraduate Studies
bertocr@auburn.edu
9060 Haley Center

 

Last Updated: May 12, 2020