Concentration - Applied Arts - Creative Writing
An Applied Arts concentration is a combination of the theoretical and technical mastery
of a subject with an emphasis on application. Requirements for some specific concentrations
in Applied Arts are detailed below. Other areas such as dance, cinema, interior design,
and architectural design may also be proposed. A concentration in applied arts entails
more than performance ability and experience. It also attests to a student's understanding
of the art performed, both technically and contextually; the ability to engage in
informed discourse about content, style, and meaning; and the insight necessary to
devise independent and effective interpretations of the art through applied activities.
This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.
||15 credits, including 9 upper level
||3 of the upper level credits must be in composition; course in journalism and play-writing
may account for no more than 6 of these credits.
||12 credits including 6 upper level
|Writing (beyond the freshman writing sequence)
||Literature, related history or related philosophy courses.
||FAR 499 (culminating courses in concentration)
*The GRE Subject Test in Literature may be used toward 15 literature credits in this
concentration (12 lower and 3 upper).
Note: Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.
Student Learning OutcomesStudents who graduate with a concentration in Creative Writing will be able to:
- identify the chief characteristics of literary genres and of periods of world literature;
- identify and demonstrate the function of various devices in creative literature;
- demonstrate knowledge of various forms of criticism applied to writing;
- demonstrate competence in various components of imaginative writing; and
- produce stories, poems, plays, or other writing in the form, style, grammar, length
and writing level within an appropriate literary context.