Creative Writing Major - Fiction
" ... my allegiance is always to the imagination. I think that's what a fiction writer's allegiance should be for. Even a so-called realist writer is finally not a journalist. If you want to have an allegiance to fact, then you probably ought to be working in a different genre."
- Stuart Dybek, Distinguished Writer in Residence
Simon Han, senior writing major (fiction), has won second place in the college division of the 2010 Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Creative Writing Contest.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
CREATIVE WRITING MAJOR - FICTION
15 Courses, as follows:
(Note: No creative writing course may be taken pass/fail or audited)
Three Introductory Courses* (only two are needed for application to the major)
206 Reading & Writing Poetry**
207 Reading & Writing Fiction (pre-requisite: 206)
208 Reading & Writing Creative Nonfiction (pre-requisite: 206)
Year-long Creative Writing Sequence (3 credits):
394 Theory & Practice of Fiction
392 The Situation of Writing
Six 300-level literature classes*** (from English Department offerings ONLY):
2 on material written prior to 1830
2 on material written after 1830
2 from any era
Two non-literature, Related Courses,****
from other department(s) that broaden a student’s background for the study of literature. Must be approved by a creative writing advisor
* The School for Continuing Studies also offer courses under English 206, 207, and
208. These courses do not count toward the English Major in Creative Writing.
** Freshmen may not enroll in this class until their first spring quarter. In order to
keep the class open to potential majors and minors, seniors may not take 206.
*** Students who have completed both sections of either American Literary
Traditions (270-1,2) or British Literary Traditions (210-1,2) can use these two
courses to count as ONE of these six literature courses.
**** Students with a second major or a minor will be considered to have completed
"The 21st Century US Novel and the World: An Anatomy" - Speaker Gorden Hutner, UIUC
April 24, 2014 • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM