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Creative Writing

Creative Writing Program:  Typical Program of Study


Major requirements for the creative writing concentration differ from the literature concentration in two respects:

  1. One ENG historical period elective is required instead of four, and it must be in 19th or 20th/21st century literature;
  2. Four elective courses are required in Creative Writing (CRW), as described below (the remaining three courses may be in ENG, CRW and/or CMM).


A typical CRW student would:

  1. Begin with CRW 385,
  2. Go on to an advanced workshop (such as (CRW 392),
  3. Try out a second genre (required): Playwriting, Poetry, Scriptwriting, Creative Nonfiction, then
    take any fourth workshop

Note: If the student wants to propose an honors degree in CRW, that fourth workshop must be an advanced workshop in the genre of the proposed honors project. A mixed genre project is also possible.  
 

Honors Degree in Creative Writing 


Possible sequences and combinations for students pursuing an honors degree in creative writing:

For an emphasis on poetry: 

  • CRW 385: Creative Writing Workshop (freshmen year)
  • CRW 391: Advanced Poetry Workshop (sophomore year)
  • CRW 386: Introduction to Playwriting (fulfilling requirement for 2 workshops in separate genres; junior year)
  • CRW 391: Advanced Poetry Workshop (senior year; students completing an honors project would do so while enrolled in this course)
  • ENG contemporary/modern elective in literature or film, taken any time.
    For an emphasis on fiction:
  • CRW 385: Creative Writing Workshop (freshmen year)
  • CRW 392: Advanced Fiction Workshop (sophomore year)
  • CRW 395: Creative Nonfiction Workshop (fulfilling requirement for 2 workshops in separate genres; junior year)
  • CRW 392: Advanced Fiction Workshop (senior year; students completing an honors project would do so while enrolled in this course)
  • ENG contemporary/modern elective in literature or film, taken any time.


    For an emphasis on playwriting:

  • CRW 385: Creative Writing Workshop (freshmen year)
  • CRW 386: Introduction to Playwriting (sophomore year)
  • CRW 392: Advanced Fiction Workshop (fulfilling requirement for 2 workshops in separate genres; junior year)
  • CRW 389: Writing the One Act Play (senior year; students completing an honors project would do so while enrolled in this course)
  • ENG contemporary/modern elective in literature or film, taken any time.


    For an emphasis on creative nonfiction:

  • This sequence should be put together in consultation with Dan Roche, keeping in mind the new “Writing About Special Topics” course proposal. (Mike Streissguth will need to be consulted.)
  • For a mixed genre emphasis (student decides which advanced workshop he/she will take while completing the mixed genre honors thesis):
  • CRW 385: Creative Writing Workshop (freshmen year)
  • CRW 391: Advanced Poetry Workshop (sophomore year)
  • CRW 392: Advanced Fiction Workshop (fulfilling requirement for 2 workshops in separate genres; junior year)
  • CRW 392: Advanced Fiction Workshop OR CRW 391: Advanced Poetry Workshop (senior year; (senior year; students completing an honors project would do so while enrolled in either course)
  • ENG contemporary/modern elective in literature or film, taken any time.

 

 


More Resources

For information about major requirements and course descriptions, please see the Le Moyne College catalog.

For information about the Core Curriculum, please visit the Core webpage.

For information about the Integral Honors program, please visit the Honors Program webpage.

For information about study abroad and internship opportunities, please visit the Career Advising and Development webpage.

For information about student research opportunities at Le Moyne and the annual Student Scholars Day, please visit the Student Research webpage.

For more information about academic advising and new student orientation, please visit the Office for Academic Advising and Support webpage.

For more information about academic calendars and registration procedures, please visit the Office of the Registrar webpage.

For information about the Division of Arts & Sciences, please visit the Arts and Sciences homepage.