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English – Creative Writing

Administered by Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

Effective Fall 2017

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

A total of 42 semester hours is required for a major in English. No course may be used to satisfy more than one requirement. With the addition of general education requirements and elective courses, the 120-hour requirement for a baccalaureate degree is satisfied.

Learning Objective 1:

Demonstrate familiarity with a range of literary/critical traditions and cultural viewpoints. (12 credit hours)

All creative writing concentration students must take:

ENGLISH.203 Approaches to Literary Study

ENGLISH.237 American Literature 2

and any one of the following lower division courses:

ENGLISH.221 Bible as Literature

ENGLISH.226 European Literature 1

ENGLISH.227 European Literature 2

ENGLISH.236 American Literature 1

ENGLISH.246 British Literature I

ENGLISH.247 British Literature 2

ENGLISH.256 Non-Western Literature 1

ENGLISH.257 Non-Western Literature 2

ENGLISH.281 U.S. Latino Literatures

ENGLISH.283 Jewish Fictions

ENGLISH.286 Women's Literature

ENGLISH.287 Black Women Writers

and any one 300-400 level literature course of their choice:

Learning Objective 2:

Explain how form, genre, and the history and structure of language relate to the craft of creative writing through critical analysis of varied genres. (12 credit hours)

All creative writing concentration students must take:

ENGLISH.311: Structure of English


ENGLISH.312: History of English

and three literature genre courses, each before the corresponding workshop:

(for example/ if a student wants to take the Fiction writing workshop they must take the Short Story genre class first.)

ENGLISH.260 Literary Non Fiction

ENGLISH.274 Short Story

ENGLISH.280 Poetry

THEATRE.102 Intro to Theatre

Learning Objective 3:

Write original and inventive creative works. (12 credit hours)

All creative writing students must take

ENGLISH.204 Intro Creative Writing

And three of the following upper division workshops:

ENGLISH.301 Creative Writing: Fiction

ENGLISH.302 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction

ENGLISH.303 Creative Writing: Poetry

THEATRE.340 Scriptwriting

Learning Objective 4:

Compose in a range of artistic and professional genres, including new media, showing how creative writing skills can be deployed in a variety of professional opportunities. (6 credit hours)

ENGLISH.316 The practice of Creative Writing

ENGLISH.404 Creative Writing Seminar

Internships: Students may be able to apply internship credits in place of a course for one of the learning goals above. For more information about internships, see the department internship coordinator, the department chair, or your advisor.

Senior ePortfolio: presentation must contain at least 10 artifacts and a narrative; it is required for graduation. Review of progress with major advisor is also required when students reach 60 - 75 credit hours.

Required for class of 2017 and after. ___ (progress review) ___ (semester completed)