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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.

ENVS 100Intro to Environment and Sustainability (Also Gen Ed. Credit)3
BIOL 130 & 135Environmental Biology with Lab (Also Gen Ed. Credit)4
GEN EDOther General Education course of student’s choosing3
HWTR 100First Year Seminar1
ENG 102Academic Writing3
TOTAL14

ENVS 200Writing the Environment3
PHYS 125Energy and the Environment (Also Gen Ed. Credit)3
COM 202Academic Writing and Inquiry3
MATH 113Statistical Thinking3
GEN EDOther General Education Course of the student’s choosing3
TOTAL15

ENVS 301Science of Sustainability and Resilience3
ENG 205Introduction to Creative Writing (Also Gen Ed Credit)3
GEN EDTWO other General Education Courses of student’s choosing6
HWTR 398 or HWTR 200Headwaters Conference OR This is the Headwaters1
ELECTIVESOne Elective Course3
TOTAL16

ENVS 350US and Western Environmental Policy3
ECON 215Environmental Economics3
GEN EDOther General Education Course of student’s choosing3
Any ONE of following: ENG 230, ENG 232, ENG 237, or ENG 238Environmental Literature (ENG 230), Borderlands: Race, Class and Gender (ENG 232), Women and Literature (ENG 237), OR Literary Culture of the American West3
ElectivesOther Electives3
TOTAL15

ENVS 390Environmental Monitoring4
Any ONE of the following: ENG  300, ENG 301, ENG 305 or COM 306Creative Writing: Fiction (ENG 300), Creative Writing: Poetry (ENG 301), Environmental Writing (ENG 305), OR Creative Writing: Non-Fiction  or Script Writing3
GEN EDTwo General Education Courses of the student’s choosing6
ELECTIVESElective course of the student’s choosing3
TOTAL16

ENVS 360Global Environmental Policy or Elective3
ELECTIVEElective course of student’s choosing3
ELECTIVEElective course of student’s choosing3
ELECTIVEElective course of student’s choosing3
ELECTIVEElective course of student’s choosing3
TOTAL15

Summer before Year Four

CRWR 600Summer Orientation1
CRWR 681Introduction to Creative Writing2
TOTAL3

CRWR 685Craft of Creative Non-Fiction6
CRWR 686Genres of Nature Writing6
ENVS 410Environmental Ethics3
TOTAL12

CRWR 687Writing about Nature and Science6
CRWR 688Writing about Nature and Society6
ENVS 400Applied Sustainability3
TOTAL15

Summer Before Year Five

CRWR 600Summer Orientation1
CRWR 682Nature Writing Now2
TOTAL3

CRWR 680Writing Place: New Forms and Techniques6
ONE of the following: CRWR 608, CRWR 609, CRWR 646, CRWR 665, CRWR 614, or CRWR 623Genre 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 694Capstone1
TOTAL13

CRWR 699Professional Development in Nature Writing6
CRWR 689Special Topics in Nature Writing6
CRWR 694Capstone1
TOTAL15

Summer After Year Five

CRWR 600Summer Orientation1
CRWR 683Thesis Seminar in Nature Writing2
CRWR 694Capstone1
TOTAL4

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