English: Creative Writing BA

This major provides the opportunity for students to work with all genres of literary writing: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, from beginning through intermediate and advanced classes. Students become familiar with a wide array of writing, including published work and peer review. Classes engender critical discussion on content and the specific ways that craft can enhance or resolve problems in their work. These classes are taught in a supportive, yet constructively critical workshop format that builds the kind of community conducive to a successful learning and writing experience. These classes are geared for a wide array of student interests, from those who are seriously pursuing a creative writing career to those who wish to explore creative expression. In addition to the English requirements, students must complete three workshops in any (or all) of the three genres, as well as an editing class in which they will work on Talking River Review, a literary magazine.

All English - Creative Writing graduates are required to complete:

  1. An exit interview and oral examination with divisional faculty and
  2. An oral presentation of senior project.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
COMM-204PUBLIC SPEAKING3.00
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select from two disciplines6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:4.00
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300V (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select courses in the chosen foreign/heritage language numbering 101, 102, 201, and 20212.00
Total Credits50.00-52.00

Major Courses

Lower Division Courses
ENGL-210LITERARY ANALYSIS3.00
ENGL-267BRITISH LITERATURE I3.00
ENGL-277AMERICAN LITERATURE I3.00
ENGL-268BRITISH LITERATURE II3.00
or ENGL-278 AMERICAN LITERATURE II
Select one of the following:3.00
INTERNSHIP IN PUBLISHING
INTERNSHIP IN PUBLISHING
JOURNAL & MANUSCRIPT EDITING
Upper Division Courses
ENGL-320SHAKESPEARE3.00
ENGL-431HISTORY & STRUCTURE/ENGLISH LANGUAGE3.00
ENGL-498SENIOR PROJECT SEMINAR2.00
ENGL-499SENIOR PROJECT: ORAL DEFENSE AND PRESENTATION12.00
English - Creative Writing Selectives
Select 15 credits from the following:15.00
CREATIVE WRITING:NON-FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING POETRY
CREATIVE WRITING:FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING:NON-FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING:POETRY
CREATIVE WRITING:FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING:NON-FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING:POETRY
CREATIVE WRITING:FICTION
Select 3 credits from the following:3.00
STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
CLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
ANCIENT LITERATURE
Select 6 credits from the following:6.00
DEVELOPMENT OF THE NOVEL
MODERNISM
CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
POETIC FORM
DRAMATIC LITERATURE
LITERARY THEORY
STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
CLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN ORAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE
NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
Electives
Select 22 elective credits22.00
Total Credits81.00

Summary

General Education38
Major Requirements48
Language12
General Electives22
Total120