Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

English, B.A., Creative Writing Concentration


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About the Program


The English Department’s Concentration in Creative Writing bridges the traditions of literary studies with the innovations needed in today’s creative market place. Students take a strong core of literature to meet their individual interests and career goals. Part of the program is a tiered system of Creative Writing Workshops–two at the entry level that will include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as well as two at the intermediate level in poetry,fiction, nonfiction, or scriptwriting that the student will choose. Students can also select from a variety of workshop courses such as Children’s Literature, Young Adult Writing, Script and Playwriting, Memoir, and Advanced Poetry and Fiction courses in which they work with faculty members who are professional, published writers. All English majors do either a Career Internship (with opportunities to work with local presses, publishing companies, and creative arts organizations) or Student Teaching for Certification. Both are well supported by Arcadia’s close proximity to Philadelphia. 

Requirements


(60 credits as listed below, with Undergraduate Curriculum requirements and electives to total a minimum of 128 credits) 

Nine English courses


Five 200 level courses (20 credits)


One 200-level course in “Topics in Identity and Social Justice,” which must be chosen from this list:

Two 200-level Creative Writing Workshop Courses

Five 300-level Required Courses (20 credits)

Two 300-level Creative Writing Workshop Courses

One 300 level Literature Elective from the list below or EN399: Senior Literature Seminar


  • EN323  Modern American Literature
  • EN327  The Discovery of Adulthood in British and American Fiction
  • EN328  William Faulkner
  • EN330  Cinema of the African Diaspora
  • EN332  Literature and the Law
  • EN335  Special Topics in American Literature
  • EN336  Asian Literature
  • EN341  The (Neo) Slave and Emancipation Narrative
  • EN344  Special Studies Seminar
  • EN347  Tales of the City: Urbanism in Global Literature
  • EN349  The Short Novel
  • EN350  Major Authors Seminar
  • EN351  Jane Austen
  • EN353  Mark Twain
  • EN355  Southern Fiction
  • EN359  Literature after War
  • EN360  Contemporary American Autobiography
  • EN361  Seminar: Modern Drama
  • EN362  A Few Great Novels
  • EN365  The Contemporary Moment
  • EN366  Kerouac and His Sources
  • EN384  Graphic Fiction Adaptations from Literature and Life
  • EN387  Women, Writing, and Rhetoric

 

Two 300-level Courses in “Topics in European Literature” or “Topics in U.S. Literature” or “200-level or 300-level Topics in Global Literature”

300-level course in “Topics in European Literature”

 

  • EN320  Classical and Medieval European Literature
  • EN327  The Discovery of Adulthood in British and American Fiction
  • EN321  European Renaissance and Enlightenment Literature
  • EN342  Ireland in Twentieth Century Film and Literature
  • EN344  Special Studies Seminar (depending on the topic)
  • EN346  Russian Fiction
  • EN350  Major Authors Seminar (depending on the topic)
  • EN351  Jane Austen
  • EN359  Literature after War (depending on the topic)
  • EN361  Seminar: Modern Drama (depending on the topic)
  • EN362  A Few Great Novels (depending on the topic)
  • EN363  Modernism & Postmodernism
  • EN364  Seminar: The Lyric 
  • EN381  Modern British Literature and Culture

300-level course in “Topics in U.S. Literature”

  • EN323  Modern American Literature
  • EN327  The Discovery of Adulthood in British and American Fiction
  • EN328  William Faulkner
  • EN344  Special Studies Seminar (depending on the topic)
  • EN335  Special Topics in American Literature
  • EN350  Major Authors Seminar (depending on the topic)
  • EN353  Mark Twain
  • EN355  Southern Fiction
  • EN359  Literature after War (depending on the topic)
  • EN360  Contemporary American Autobiography
  • EN361  Seminar: Modern Drama (depending on the topic)
  • EN362  A Few Great Novels (depending on the topic)
  • EN366  Kerouac and His Sources

 

200-level 300-level course in “Topics in Global Literature”

 

200-level Courses

  • EN220 Selected Authors (depending on the topic)
  • EN219 Literary Themes and Forms (depending on the topic)
  • EN234 Travel Writing
  • EN237 Literature of Revolution (depending on the topic)

 

300-Level Courses

  • EN336  Asian Literature
  • EN344  Special Studies Seminar (depending on the topic)
  • EN347  Tales of the City: Urbanism in Global Literature
  • EN350  Major Authors Seminar (depending on the topic)
  • EN359  Literature after War (depending on the topic)
  • EN362  A Few Great Novels (depending on the topic)

 

Accepted Modern Languages and Cultures Courses

  • IT314  Introduction to Italian Literature
  • FR310  French Women Writers and Other Troublemakers
  • FR314  Readings in French
  • FR385  French Literary Movements
  • SP314  Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • SP315  Contemporary Latin American Literature
  • SP324  Survey of Spanish Literature
  • SP325  Survey of Latin American Literature
  • SP327  Iconic Women of Spain
  • US234  Representations of the Spanish Civil War
  • US236  Christian, Jewish, Muslim Spain: From Eden to Exile
  • US261  Representations of the Holocaust

Recommended:


Courses in modern language and literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, and music as well as electives appropriate to specific professional objectives such as a career in business, law, radio or television.

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