2019-2020 Catalog

Creative and Imaginative Writing

Mission Statement

The mission of the Creative & Imaginative Writing program is to provide learning space and a workshop environment for students to experiment, practice, develop, and publish their original work in the major genres of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, and the carious sub-genres while, also, gaining knowledge and experience in professional sectors of contemporary creative writing.

Students seeking teacher licensure in Tennessee cannot choose this degree.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring students with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101, ENG 102, and ENG 225.

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 215 or ENG 216.

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose two from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

or

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:
HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two difference science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Creative Writing Core - 9 hours

CIW 223Creative Writing I

3

CIW 305Small Press Publication

3

CIW 421Creative Writing Senior Project

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Creative Writing Core courses.

Creative Writing Electives - 12 hours

Choose two from the following:
CIW 255Writing Fiction

3

CIW 256Writing Poetry

3

CIW 257Writing Creative Nonfiction

3

CIW 258Writing Drama

3

Choose two from the following:
CIW 405Advanced Fiction

3

CIW 406Advanced Poetry

3

CIW 407Advanced Creative Non-Fiction

3

CIW 408Advanced Playwriting

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Creative Writing Electives.

English Core Requirements - 15 hours

ENG 300Introduction to Literary Studies

3

ENG 445Advanced Composition and Grammar

3

Choose one from the following:
ENG 311American Literature I

3

ENG 312American Literature II

3

Choose one from the following:
ENG 321British Literature I

3

ENG 322British Literature II

3

ENG 423/THR 423Shakespeare

3

Choose one from the following:
ENG 424World Literature I

3

ENG 425World Literature II

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all English Core Requirements.

General Electives - 39-44 hours

Select sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120.

Total GEC Required (40-45 hours)
Total Creative Writing Core (9 hours)
Total Creative Writing Electives (12 hours)
Total English Core Required (15 hours)
Total General Electives (39-44 hours)
 
120 minimum hours required for graduation.