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Creative Writing Major
The Creative Writing major is designed to develop serious writers -- students who think of themselves primarily as writers and students for whom writing will be an important avocation. The major consists of four writing workshops, six literature courses, and a senior thesis.
- CW 200A Writing Workshop: Poetry *
- CW 201A Writing Workshop: The Short Story *
- Writing Workshop in a third genre
- Writing Workshop elective (should be chosen in consultation with discipline faculty)
- 6 courses in literature
- CW 499 Senior Thesis * (Directed Study format only)
* Must be taken at Eckerd College
Workshop students learn the crafts of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, the play and the screenplay, and develop individual voices. They also learn to articulate and defend reasoned critical opinions.
Initially students take lower level literature courses and the introductory writing workshops. Students then build upon this foundation by: 1) taking intermediate and advanced courses in fiction and poetry and courses in playwriting, screenwriting, journalism, etc., and 2) developing a cluster of literature courses in a particular area. One cluster offered in PEL is American fiction. Students complete the major by writing a Senior Thesis.
Creative Writing Minor
The Creative Writing minor consists of the following five courses:
- 3 writing workshops
- 2 literature electives
One workshop and one literature course must be 300 level or above. The three writing workshop courses must be in at least two genres (fiction, poetry, playwriting, etc.) and must be Eckerd College courses.