Creative Writing, BA
Featuring small workshop classes and instruction by faculty who are published authors, the Creative Writing program of the School of English and Language Studies emphasizes the art and craft of imaginative writing in a range of genres, including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and performance writing.
Every year the Creative Writing program holds the Osborn Poetry Contest and Short Story contest. Opportunities for publishing and editing are available through work on the literary journal, the student-edited journal or the monthly magazine. Guest writers, public readings and other events are also featured.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Creation – Students will use the elements of craft and the writing process to (1) develop, (2) plan, (3) create, and (4) complete book-length works of literary merit in a genre of their choice.
- Publishing/Pathways – Students will (1) analyze the process by which creative work is evaluated for publication and (2) identify significant trends in publishing.
- Literature – Students illustrate the ability to (1) read literature closely and (2) borrow craft techniques from professional authors.
- Critical Response – Students (1) reflect critically on multiple genres and (2) express constructive feedback to others (a) orally and (b) in writing.
- Meta-cognition/Process – Students illustrate the ability to reflect meta-cognitively about process, (a) using feedback from others as well as (b) self-reflection to (c) revise writing and (d) prepare for an independent writing life.
|ENGL 180||Intro to Literary Studies||3|
|ENGL 221||Intro to Creative Writing||3|
|ENGL 223||Creative Writing II||3|
|ENGL 301||Creative Prose Writing||3|
|ENGL 302||Poetry Writing||3|
|ENGL 303||Performance Writing||3|
|ENGL 409||Advanced Writing Workshop||3|
|ENGL 480||Creative Writing Portfolio I||3|
|ENGL 482||Creative Writing Portfolio II||3|
& ENGL 232
|American Literature I|
and American Literature II
|or ENGL 233|
& ENGL 234
| English Literature I|
and English Literature II
|Select two additional literature courses at the 300/400 level||6|
|Select two additional professional writing skills courses from:||6|
|Eng Grammar & Lang in Context|
|Community Workshop Internship|
|Select one theatre course from:||3|
History of Drama and Theatre II
|Survey of Great Playwrights|
|USEM 101||Univ Sem I: Foundation Success||1|
Minor (minimum 20 credits)
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
Bachelor of Arts degree (8 credits): One year of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be OJIB 130 Ojibwe Lang I Anishinaabemowin-OJIB 131 Ojibwe Lng II Anishinaabemowin or SPAN 161 First Year Spanish I-SPAN 162 First Year Spanish II. One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.
A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.