Creative Writing Track
Creative writing courses provide students with the tools for a deeper understanding of how to use language and to express the intricacies of human experience. Building on a background of required literature courses, creative writers read a selection of key published works, write from prompts and assignments, and learn techniques for tapping into their own creative resources, employing memory, imagination, observation, and experience.
The peer workshop, or group critique of student writing, is the cornerstone of growth as a writer. In small groups, students respond to each others' work, and key skills in revising, achieving clarity, and putting energy into the work of others will help members develop and sharpen their skills.
Any student may take creative writing classes, although courses beyond the 200-level require satisfactory completion of prerequisites.