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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing (B.F.A.)


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In this program, aspiring writers learn the craft of fiction, poetry and prose nonfiction in literature courses and in writing workshops. Small classes and individualized instruction are key features of this student-centered program. A student and professional reading series and internships with the department’s nationally recognized literary magazine, Green Mountains Review, complement the academic course work.

Learning Outcomes for Creative Writing Majors

The B.F.A. in creative writing will:

  1. Enable students to produce their own poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction and to become proficient readers and interpreters of imaginative literature;
  2. Enable students to identify the major genres of literature, to recognize the features of each genre and to explore and evaluate different approaches to literary criticism and interpretation;
  3. Develop students’ abilities to analyze and explicate literary texts so that they can identify themes and ideas as well as recognize how formal literary devices affect meaning; and
  4. Develop students’ skills in editing and revising so that they will be prepared for graduate school in creative writing and/or for careers in publishing.

Required Courses


Writing Workshops Part I


Writing Workshops Part II (Take 3 courses)


Thesis


Total: 48 credits


Secondary Teaching License in English


Students pursuing licensure endorsement to teach English in grades 7-12 must successfully complete either the B.A. in English  or the B.F.A. in Creative Writing  as well as specific teacher-education coursework and requirements. Please refer to the Secondary Teacher License Endorsement  section for details.

Important:


In order to earn a degree, you must successfully complete all requirements for your major as listed here AND meet all other Degree Requirements , including the General Education Curriculum requirements  and JSC Graduation Standards  .

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