M.A. in English - Creative Writing Track
|Required Core Courses for all English MA Students|
|ENG 500||The Discipline of English Studies||3|
|ENG 501||Critical Theory||3|
|Required Courses for Creative Writing Track|
|Four Writing Workshops||12|
Students are to select four poetry and/or fiction workshops from among courses listed in the Creative Writing category. For course categories, see the Graduate Catalog or Handbook for English Graduate Students.
|Students are to select four electives from among courses in the following categories: General Topics and Theory, English Literature, American Literature, Comparative Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Research and Special Topics, and the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project.||12|
|Required Capstone Experience|
|ENG 614||Capstone Writing and Research Seminar||3|
|ENG 620||M.A. Essay ((thesis) [pre-requisite–ENG 614] This course, to be taken under the supervision of a member of the creative writing faculty, is to result in the production of a creative thesis project. The project is to include a portfolio of original fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry and a section considering the student’s literary influences and connections with contemporary literary traditions.)||3|
|ENG 501 and ENG 500 are to be taken before the completion of 12 semester hours of graduate credit.|
|Non-canonical requirement: At least one of the four electives must be taken in a topic addressing writing, literature, and/or pedagogy relating to under-represented groups.|
|Total Credits Required||36|
To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.