How Do I Earn the BFA?
You'll need 60 credits in these four areas.
Take Three Intro Courses (9 cr):
CWL 190: Intro to Contemporary Literature
CWL 202: Introduction to Creative Writing
CWL 250: Join the Conversation
Take Ten Creative Writing Workshops (30 cr):
You will repeat these for credit; the topics change each semester:
CWL 300: Forms of Creative Nonfiction
CWL 305: Forms of Fiction
CWL 310: Forms of Poetry
CWL 315: Forms of Scriptwriting
CWL 320: Forms of Interdisciplinary Arts
CWL 325: Forms of Science Writing
CWL 510, 520, 530, 540, 550 Forms of Fiction, Poetry, Scriptwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Professional and Scientific Writing (MFA faculty). By special permission, majors may take a graduate writing workshop, or may count credits earned in EGL 285, EGL 286, FLM 101, THR 325, or THR 326 toward this requirement.
Take Two “Read Like A Writer” Courses (6 cr):
CWL 330: Topics in European Lit for Writers
CWL 335: Topics in American Lit for Writers
CWL 340: Topics in World Lit for Writers
Students may count credits earned in AFH 205, 329, 330, 368 and 382, AAS 321 and 322, EGL 224, HUF 318, HUS 271, UST 382 toward this requirement. Students may also petition to substitute any other relevant courses from other departments.
Take a Capstone Cluster of Courses While Writing Your Book (15 cr):
(You take this Capstone Cluster in spring of junior year or fall of senior year.)
CWL 390: The Ethics of the Creative Imagination
CWL 450: Senior Project
CWL 487: Mind the Gap/ Independent Reading & Research (with your thesis advisor)
CWL 499: Thesis (spread out over two semesters)