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The Creative Writing Specialization

Students seeking a Creative Writing Specialization can take many creative writing courses under the Department of English's new English major. Of the 30 credit hours required for the English major, creative writing specialists can take half of their courses in creative writing, with options to take more elective courses. We also offer an 18-credit-hour minor in creative writing.

Suggested Creative Writing Curriculum for the Major

At least 4 courses (12 credit hours) from:

WRIT307: Fiction Writing
WRIT507: Advanced Fiction Writing
WRIT316: Poetry Writing
WRIT516: Advanced Poetry Writing
WRIT351: Creative Non-Fiction Writing
WRIT510: Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Writing
WRIT511: Topics in Creative Writing
WRIT311: Introduction to Tabletop Role-Playing Game Writing

And as the 1 required Frameworks course (3 credit hours):

WRIT503: Creative Writing Theory

Suggested Creative Writing Curriculum for the Minor

2 to 3 courses from:

WRIT307: Fiction Writing
WRIT507: Advanced Fiction Writing
WRIT316: Poetry Writing
WRIT516: Advanced Poetry Writing
WRIT511: Topics in Creative Writing
WRIT311: Introduction to Tabletop Role-Playing Game Writing

And these 2 courses:

WRIT503: Creative Writing Theory
WRIT351: Creative Non-Fiction Writing

These creative writing courses will be complemented by reading and research courses in literature taught by Winthrop's expert English faculty members. We offer courses from medieval literature all the way to contemporary literature courses that focus on the short story, resistance literature, adolescent literature, Harry Potter, and more. The Department of English also offers courses in professional and digital writing.

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