Mission

The chief goal of the Writing BFA Program is the creation of well-rounded writers. At the heart of the curriculum are the Writing Studios, through which students progress from elements of style and clarity of expression to more advanced narrative and poetic forms and specialized genres, culminating in the creation of a book-length work of prose, poetry, or experimental form. The practice of writing is reinforced by studies in literature, cultural studies, science and history; by explorations of other art forms; and by opportunities for professional development via internships and colloquia.

Curriculum

Requirements for BFA Writing

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses.

    WR-101 Writer's Studio I

    WR-110 Critical Thinking & Writing I

    WR-120 Writing Elements I: The Sentence

    WR-300 Writer's Forum

    HMS-203A World Literature Survey I

    MSCI-270 Ecology
    OR
    MSCI-221 Conceptual Physics

  • Semester 2

    Complete these courses plus 3 HMS elective credits.

    WR-102 Writer's Studio II


    WR-121 Writing Elements II: Forms

    WR-300 Writer's Forum

    HMS-203B World Literature Survey II

  • Semester 3

    Complete these courses plus 4 Studio elective credits and 3 Social Science/Philosophy elective credits.

    WR-201 Writer's Studio III

    WR-300 Writer's Forum

    CH-300 World Civilizations I

    HMS-304B Topics in American Studies: Perspective On U.S. Literature

  • Semester 4

    Complete these courses plus 3 HMS elective credits and 2 Studio elective credits.

    WR-202 Writer's Studio IV

    WR-300 Writer's Forum

    WR-320 Special Topics

    CH-400 World Civilizations II

  • Semester 5

    Complete these courses plus 3 HMS elective credits and 3 Math/Science elective credits.

    WR-300 Writer's Forum

    WR-301 Writer's Studio V

    WR-320 Special Topics

    WR-330 The Professional Workplace

  • Semester 6

    Complete these courses plus 3 HMS elective credits and 3 Social Science/Philosophy elective credits.

    WR-302 Junior Intensive

    WR-320 Special Topics

    WR-390 Internship/Seminar

  • Semester 7

    Complete these courses plus 6 Liberal Arts elective credits, 2 Studio elective credits, and 3 Social Science/Philosophy elective credits.

    WR-420 Senior Project I

  • Semester 8

    Complete these courses plus 3 HMS elective credits 2 studio electives and 6 Open elective credits.

    WR-421 Senior Project II