May 23, 2019  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog

English: Creative Writing, B.A.


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The Creative Writing major hones students’ abilities to write and think imaginatively and critically. Students select workshops in creative nonfiction, drama, fiction, poetry, and screenwriting. Students learn strategies for crafting original expression while courses in literary study further allow them to contextualize their art. Students are expected to attend and give public readings of creative works, assist with literary publications, read extensively in their chosen genre(s), and complete a senior portfolio of polished pieces.

Program Requirements


Gateway Courses: 8 Credits


Creative Writing Courses: 12 Credits


May substitute one applied writing course from the Writing Major for one upper-division creative writing course with adviser approval.

select three

Literature Courses: 6 Credits


Theory Course: 3 Credits


Senior Writing Course: 3 Credits


Note(s)


  • In addition to formal instruction, each student in the Creative Writing major will be expected to attend public readings of creative works, give public readings of creative works, assist with literary publications, and read extensively in their chosen genre(s).

Total Credit Hours Required: 32


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