Cowley encourages students to develop their creative writing skills as a form of self-expression and a means of communicating emotions, ideas, history, and perception of the world and the human condition.
The creative writing program provides opportunities for original compositions in various genres: poetry, short stories, non-fiction features, children's literature, dramas, and character sketches. Some students may even investigate potential publication of their best work in literary venues.
The creative writing major can combine the degree with interests in English, education, communications, and other areas like psychology, sociology, and the arts to be ready for a multitude of transfer options.
Writers' Corners, sponsored by Creative Claws writing club, give students a venue for sharing their creative works, and a showcase is held each semester.
Scholarships- Books and tuition scholarships are available for qualified creative writing students. Click here for more information.
Degree Requirements - click here
- Composition I - ENG2211
- Composition II - ENG2212
- Writing Workshop - ENG2259
- Creative Writing - ENG2260
- Fiction Writing
- Poetry Writing
- Journal Writing/Storytelling
- Screen Writing
- Magazine & Production: MMR
- Focused Seminar Writing
Recommended Literature Courses
Good writers should be good readers. We encourage you to take literature courses, such as:
- American Literature - LIT2550
- American Literature II - LIT2551
- African American Literature - LIT2531
- Dramatic Literature - LIT2565
- English Literature I - LIT2560
- English Literature II - LIT2561
- Ethnicity & Identity: Native Am Lit - LIT2567
- Gender and Genre: Women’s Literature Past and Present
- Introduction to Literature - LIT2511
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