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Overview

These tables reflect what a standard course rotation may look like for a student pursuing the Creative Writing 3+2 program at Western. A student’s individual path may vary somewhat from these projected course rotations, but it is up to the student to meet with their academic advisor to make sure they will complete all the credits they need to graduate within five years.

ENG 102Academic Writing3
MATHEssential Skills3
GEN EDGeneral Education course of student’s choosing3
GEN EDGeneral Education course of the student’s choosing3
GEN EDGeneral Education course of the student’s choosing3
HWTR 100First Year Seminar1
TOTAL16

ENVS 205Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENG 250Critical Approaches to Literature3
GEN EDGeneral Education course of student’s choosing3
GEN EDGeneral Education course of student’s choosing3
GEN EDArea II General Education Course of the student’s choosing4
TOTAL16

COM 202Academic Writing and Inquiry3
ONE of the following: ENG 230, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 255, ENG 331, ENG 337, or ENG 370Diversity Requirement: Environmental Studies in Literature (ENG 230) Borderlands: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality (ENG 232), Women and Literature (ENG 237), Literary Culture of the American West (ENG 238), Ancient World Literature (ENG 255), Literature and Ethnicity Studies (ENG 337), OR Myth and Culture (ENG 370)3
ONE of the following: ENG 372, ENG 373, or ENG 374British Literature: Medieval and Renaissance Texts (ENG 372), Milton through the Romantics (ENG 373), or The Victorian’s through Present Day3
GEN EDGeneral Education course of student’s choosing (Area II)3
ELECTIVESOne Elective Course of student’s choosing3
TOTAL16

ENG 463Major British Authors3
ENG 494Senior Seminar II3
ONE of the following: ENG 300, ENG 301, ENG 303, ENG 305Creative Writing: Fiction (ENG 300), Creative Writing: Poetry (ENG 301), Creative Writing: Environmental Writing (ENG 303), Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (ENG 305)3
ELECTIVEElective course of student’s choosing3
ELECTIVEElective course of student’s choosing3
TOTAL15

ENG 493Senior Seminar I3
ENG 464Major American Authors3
ENG ELECTIVESUpper Division Literature Credits3
ELECTIVESTWO Elective courses of the student’s choosing6
TOTAL15

ENG 463Major British Authors3
ENG 494Senior Seminar II3
ONE of the following: ENG 300, ENG 301, ENG 303, ENG 305Creative Writing: Fiction (ENG 300), Creative Writing: Poetry (ENG 301), Creative Writing: Environmental Writing (ENG 303), Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (ENG 305)3
ELECTIVEElective course of student’s choosing3
ELECTIVEElective course of student’s choosing3
TOTAL15

Summer before Year Four

CRWR 600Summer Orientation1
ONE of the following: CRWR 601, CRWR 630, CRWR 661, or CRWR 681Fundamentals of Writing Genre Fiction I  (CRWR 601), First-Year Poetry Intensive (CRWR 630), Film History and Analysis: The Visual Narrative (CRWR 661), or Introduction to Nature Writing (CRWR 6812
TOTAL3

ENG 405Advanced Writing3
Choose ONE of the following sets (6 credits per course):
CRWR 608 and CRWR 609Genre Writing I: Romance and Mystery Fiction (CRWR 608), and Genre Studies I: Romance and Mystery Fiction (CRWR 609)12
CRWR 634 and CRWR 635Major Authors (CRWR 634) and Poetry Workshop (CRWR 635)12
CRWR 665 and CRWR 668Screenwriting Genre (CRWR 665) and Television Drama and Situation Comedy (CRWR 668)12
CRWR 685 and CRWR 686Crafts of Creative Non-Fiction (CRWR 685) and Genres of Nature Writing (CRWR 686)12
TOTAL15

ENG 445Literary Magazine Submission and Production3
Choose ONE of the following sets (6 credits per course):
CRWR 618 and CRWR 619Genre Writing II- Western, Speculative and YA Fiction (CRWR 618) and Genre Studies II- Western, Speculative and YA Fiction12
CRWR 634 and CRWR 635Major Authors (CRWR 634) and Poetry Workshop (CRWR 635)12
CRWR 671 and CRWR 675Writing the First Feature-Length Screenplay (CRWR 671) and Writing the TV Pilot (CRWR 675)12
CRWR 687 and CRWR 688Writing about Nature and Science (CRWR 687) and Writing about Nature and Society (CRWR 688)12
TOTAL15

Summer Before Year Five

CRWR 600Summer Orientation1
ONE of the following: CRWR 602, CRWR 640, CRWR 662, or CRWR 682Fundamentals of Writing Genre Fiction II (CRWR 602), Second-Year Poetry Intensive (CRWR 640), Story, Conflict, Character, and Genre in Screenwriting (CRWR 662), or The Poetics of Nature Writing (CRWR 682)2
TOTAL3

Choose ONE of the following sets:
CRWR 694Capstone*1
CRWR 694, and CRWR 620, and CRWR 646 or CRWR 665, CRWR 680, or CRWR 614, or CRWR 623Short Forms in Genre Fiction Writing, and Screenwriting Genre, OR Writing Place: New Forms and Techniques, Traditional Publishing, or New Model Publishing12
CRWR 646, and CRWR 609, OR CRWR 610, or CRWR 665, or CRWR 680, or CRWR 614, or CRWR 623Genre Studies I- Romance and Mystery Fiction, OR Genre Fiction Writing and Reading Survey, or Writing Place: New Forms and  Techniques, or Traditional Publishing, or New Model Publishing12
CRWR 665 and CRWR 609, OR CRWR 610, CRWR 646, or CRWR 680, or CRWR 614, or CRWR 623Screenwriting Genre and Genre Studies I- Romance and Mystery Fiction, OR Genre Fiction Writing and Reading Survey, or Narrative Poetry, or Writing Place: New Forms and Techniques, or Traditional Publishing, or New Model Publishing12
CRWR 680, and CRWR 609, OR CRWR 610, or CRWR 646, or CRWR 665, or CRWR 614, or CRWR 623Writing Place: New Forms and Techniques, and Genre Studies I- Romance and Mystery Fiction, OR Genre Fiction Writing and Reading Survey, or Narrative Poetry, or Screenwriting Genre, or Traditional Publishing or New Model Publishing12
TOTAL13

CRWR 694Capstone*1
Choose ONE of the following sets (6 credits per course):
CRWR 621, and CRWR 684Buiness Fundamentals for Genre Writers, and Teaching and Pedagogy12
CRWR 647 and CRWR 653Dramatic Poetry and Satiric Verse, and Poetry Book Reviewing: Poetry, Literacy, Pedagogy12
CRWR 690 and CRWR 691Screenwriting Thesis I, and Screenwriting Thesis II12
CRWR 689 and CRWR 699Special Topics in Nature Writing, and Professional Development in Nature Writing12
TOTAL13

*Students pursuing the MFA with an emphasis in Screenwriting do not take CRWR 694: Capstone in the Fall 2 semester.

**Students pursuing the MFA with an emphasis in Screenwriting take CRWR 694 for 2 credits in the Spring 2 semester.

Summer After Year Five

CRWR 600Summer Orientation1
CRWR 694Capstone1
CRWR 604, OR CRWR 650, or CRWR 663, or CRWR 683Career Planning for Genre Writers, OR Third-Year Poetry Intensive, or Screenwriting Competition, Representation, the “Option” or Thesis Seminar in Nature Writing2
TOTAL4

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