English B.A. - Creative Writing

The Creative Writing program is predicated on the model of the workshop, and focuses on three areas of study: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Undergraduates who select the creative writing concentration fulfill some of the same requirements as those in literature, while also participating in a series of small writing workshops, gaining the techniques needed to craft poetry and/or prose that work towards artistic excellence. Graduate students pursuing an M.F.A. degree complete a series of writing workshops and seminars designed to develop their creative work and expand their understanding of literary technique. The Creative Writing faculty is augmented each year by visiting Hugo and Kittredge fellows. The program sponsors the graduate literary magazine, CutBank, now in its fourth decade of publishing works of poetry, prose and art. Additionally, undergraduate students have the opportunity to contribute to and edit their own literary magazine, The Oval.

Bachelor of Arts - English; Creative Writing Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 43-57

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Foundational Courses

21

Upper-Division Creative Writing Courses

12

Upper-Division English Electives

6

Modern or Classical Language major requirement

4-18

Total Hours

43-57


Foundation Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

LIT 110L

Intro to Lit

3

LIT 236L

Literary Histories

3

LIT 246L

Genres, Themes, Approaches

3

LIT 300

Literary Criticism

3

LIT 327

Shakespeare

3

Complete two of the following courses:

6

CRWR 210A

Intro Fiction Workshop

CRWR 211A

Intro Poetry Workshop

CRWR 212A

Intro Nonfiction Workshop

Note: The Creative Writing faculty recommend students take more than one 200-level CRWR workshop to fulfill this requirement; however, students may substitute one of the following courses in lieu of a workshop. Other courses may be substituted at the discretion of the student s advisor.

CRWR 115L

Montana Writers Live

CRWR 234

The Oval: Literary Mag

CRWR 310

Intermediate Fiction Workshop (This is in addition to the 300-level workshop requirement.)

or CRWR 311

Intermediate Poetry Workshop

or CRWR 312A

Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop

CRWR 391

Special Topics

or CRWR 491

Special Topics

CRWR 392

Independent Study

or CRWR 492

Independent Study

Total Hours

21

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Creative Writing Courses

Rule: Complete all categories.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

6

CRWR 310

Intermediate Fiction Workshop

CRWR 311

Intermediate Poetry Workshop

CRWR 312A

Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop

Optional: ONE of these courses may be substituted for an intermediate workshop:

3

CRWR 320

The Art and Craft of Revision

CRWR 322

Techniques of Modern Essay

CRWR 391

Special Topics

CRWR 425

Storytelling

CRWR 491

Special Topics

CRWR 410, 411, 412 may also substitute if not being used to fulfill the 400-level workshop requirement

Complete one of the following courses:

3

CRWR 410

Advanced Fiction Workshop

CRWR 411

Advanced Poetry Workshop

CRWR 412

Advanced Nonfiction Workshop

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division English Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two courses (6 credits) at the 300- or 400-level from offerings in LIT, IRSH, FILM, non-workshop CRWR courses or MCLL literature.

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Modern & Classical Language Requirement

Note: Students may either take four sequential semesters (101, 102, 201, 202) of a modern or classical language or exemplify proficiency through examination (available through the Modern and Classical Languages and Literature Department).

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the 202-level proficiency in either a modern or classical language other than English.

4-18

Minimum Required Grade: C-