Requirements: Creative Writing Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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For further description of the courses required within each section of GLACC, see here or download the degree worksheet to the right.

Course Number
Course Name
Prerequisites
INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY
CCI 1
Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2
 
CCI 3
 
CCI 4
 
CCX
Experiential Learning
 
CRITICAL INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION
EN 2020 CCE
Writing & Criticism
EN1010
CCD
Digital Literacy and Communication
 
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCR
Disciplinary Research Methods/Writing in the Discipline
 
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL REASONING
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM)
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Lab science course coded CCS (4CR lecture with corresponding 0CR lab)
Experimental Reasoning
MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time
EXPRESSION FRANÇAISE
FR 1200 CCF (or above)
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 42 credits/46 credits for honors

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

COURSE CODE
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
THE WORLD, THE TEXT, AND THE CRITIC I
None
THE WORLD, THE TEXT, AND THE CRITIC II
None
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING: A CROSS-GENRE WORKSHOP
None
FRENCH FICTION NOW: TRADUIRE LE ROMAN FRANCAIS CONTEMP.
or
LITERARY TRANSLATION AND CREATIVE WRITING 
FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI
or
FR1200CCF OR FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI OR FR1200 OR FR1300 OR FR2100 OR FR2200
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING PROJECTS (working in the genre of specialization)
CL2100 OR CL2100CCR OR EN2100 OR EN2100CCR
PORTFOLIO (2 credits)
College Level=Senior AND ( Major=Comparative Literature OR Major=Creative Writing)

 

Select two different courses from the following list
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
CL2028  THE ART OF SCREENWRITING None
CL3100  THE POETIC EXPERIENCE: A WRITING WORKSHOP None
CL3200  FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP None
CL3300  CREATIVE NONFICTION: CRAFTING PERSONAL NARRATIVES None

 

Select two different courses from the following list
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
CLxxxx Any course coded CL that is NOT a creative writing course  
CLxxxx  

 

Select four CREDITS from the following list
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
CM1850CCX  MAGAZINE JOURNALISM PRACTICUM (2 credits) None
CM1851CCX  ONLINE NEWS PRACTICUM (2 credits) None
CM1852CCX  VIDEO JOURNALISM PRACTICUM (2 credits) None
CL3020  PRODUCT'N, TRANSLAT'N, CREAT'N, PUBLICAT'N None
CL3035  CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE None
CL3098CCX  INTERNSHIP (variable credit) None
CM3850INPR  EDITORSHIP (variable credit) None

 

To graduate with honors in Creative Writing
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
CL4095INPR  SENIOR PROJECT College Level=Senior

 

Creative Writing – Creative Arts Track

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
CL1025CCI  THE WORLD, THE TEXT, AND THE CRITIC I None
CL1050  THE WORLD, THE TEXT, AND THE CRITIC II None
CL2100CCR  INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING: A CROSS-GENRE WORKSHOP None
CL3400  LITERARY TRANSLATION AND CREATIVE WRITING FR1200CCF OR FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI OR FR1200 OR FR1300 OR FR2100 OR FR2200
CL4000  ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING PROJECTS (working in the genre of specialization) CL2100 OR CL2100CCR OR EN2100 OR EN2100CCR
CL4075CCC  PORTFOLIO (2 credits) College Level=Senior AND ( Major=Comparative Literature OR Major=Creative Writing)

 

Select two different courses from the following list
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
AR1010CCI  INTRO TO DRAWING None
AR1015CCI  PAINTING I None
CM1019CCDI  PRINCIPLES OF VIDEO PRODUCTION None
DR2000  THEATER ARTS None
AR2012  DRAWING II None
AR2016  PAINTING II None
FM2018CCI  SCREENWRITING FOR TELEVISION None
CL2028  THE ART OF SCREENWRITING None

 

Select two different courses from the following list
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
CLxxxx Any course coded CL that is NOT a creative writing course  
CLxxxx  

 

Select four credits from the following list
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
CM1850CCX  MAGAZINE JOURNALISM PRACTICUM (2 credits) None
CM1851CCX  ONLINE NEWS PRACTICUM (2 credits) None
CM1852CCX  VIDEO JOURNALISM PRACTICUM (2 credits) None
CL3020  PRODUCT'N, TRANSLAT'N, CREAT'N, PUBLICAT'N None
CL3035  CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE None
CL3098CCX  INTERNSHIP (variable credit) None
CM3850INPR  EDITORSHIP (variable credit) None

 

To graduate with honors in Creative Writing
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
CL4095INPR  SENIOR PROJECT College Level=Senior

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.