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.

ENVS 100 Intro to Environment and Sustainability (Also Gen Ed. Credit) 3
BIOL 130 & 135 Environmental Biology with Lab (Also Gen Ed. Credit) 4
GEN ED Other General Education course of student’s choosing 3
HWTR 100 First Year Seminar 1
ENG 102 Academic Writing 3
TOTAL 14

ENVS 200 Writing the Environment 3
PHYS 125 Energy and the Environment (Also Gen Ed. Credit) 3
COM 202 Academic Writing and Inquiry 3
MATH 113 Statistical Thinking 3
GEN ED Other General Education Course of the student’s choosing 3
TOTAL 15

ENVS 301 Science of Sustainability and Resilience 3
ENG 205 Introduction to Creative Writing (Also Gen Ed Credit) 3
GEN ED TWO other General Education Courses of student’s choosing 6
HWTR 398 or HWTR 200 Headwaters Conference OR This is the Headwaters 1
ELECTIVES One Elective Course 3
TOTAL 16

ENVS 350 US and Western Environmental Policy 3
ECON 215 Environmental Economics 3
GEN ED Other General Education Course of student’s choosing 3
Any ONE of following: ENG 230, ENG 232, ENG 237, or ENG 238 Environmental Literature (ENG 230), Borderlands: Race, Class and Gender (ENG 232), Women and Literature (ENG 237), OR Literary Culture of the American West 3
Electives Other Electives 3
TOTAL 15

ENVS 390 Environmental Monitoring 4
Any ONE of the following: ENG  300, ENG 301, ENG 305 or COM 306 Creative Writing: Fiction (ENG 300), Creative Writing: Poetry (ENG 301), Environmental Writing (ENG 305), OR Creative Writing: Non-Fiction  or Script Writing 3
GEN ED Two General Education Courses of the student’s choosing 6
ELECTIVES Elective course of the student’s choosing 3
TOTAL 16

ENVS 360 Global Environmental Policy or Elective 3
ELECTIVE Elective course of student’s choosing 3
ELECTIVE Elective course of student’s choosing 3
ELECTIVE Elective course of student’s choosing 3
ELECTIVE Elective course of student’s choosing 3
TOTAL 15

Summer before Year Four

CRWR 600 Summer Orientation 1
CRWR 681 Introduction to Creative Writing 2
TOTAL 3

CRWR 685 Craft of Creative Non-Fiction 6
CRWR 686 Genres of Nature Writing 6
ENVS 410 Environmental Ethics 3
TOTAL 12

CRWR 687 Writing about Nature and Science 6
CRWR 688 Writing about Nature and Society 6
ENVS 400 Applied Sustainability 3
TOTAL 15

Summer Before Year Five

CRWR 600 Summer Orientation 1
CRWR 682 Nature Writing Now 2
TOTAL 3

CRWR 680 Writing Place: New Forms and Techniques 6
ONE of the following: CRWR 608, CRWR 609, CRWR 646, CRWR 665, CRWR 614, or CRWR 623 Genre Writing I (CRWR 608), Genre Studies I (CRWR 609), Narrative Poetry (CRWR 646), Screenwriting Genre (CRWR 665), Traditional Publishing I (CRWR 614), OR New Model Publishing I (CRWR 623) 6
CRWR 694 Capstone 1
TOTAL 13

CRWR 699 Professional Development in Nature Writing 6
CRWR 689 Special Topics in Nature Writing 6
CRWR 694 Capstone 1
TOTAL 15

Summer After Year Five

CRWR 600 Summer Orientation 1
CRWR 683 Thesis Seminar in Nature Writing 2
CRWR 694 Capstone 1
TOTAL 4