Two (2) Technical Seminars Students in the major must take two technical seminars in their primary genre of fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.
The aims of the seminars are to enlarge students’ technical resources through extensive reading and analysis of contemporary literature and to provide practice-based training in technical skills.
Students submit papers that address technical questions, chiefly with reference to contemporary texts.
For example, poetry students may write on “the line,” where fiction students write on “point of view.” See Enrolling in Creative Writing Courses for additional details.
Depending on the student's genre, courses like may be eligible.
Specific courses that are identified as filling this requirement will be listed at creativewriting.
Every section of the course focuses on a current debate relevant to all forms of literary practice, such as mimesis, translation and appropriation, and art and the market.
This course introduces students to a group of core texts from each major literary genre.
Valuable experience with group work and peer criticism, which comes from the practices and skills central to Creative Writing pedagogy, will prepare students for success in a range of fields in the public and private sectors.
The Program in Creative Writing requires a total of 13 courses and completion of a BA thesis, as described below.