The undergraduate degrees (major and minor) in creative writing emphasizes knowledge and awareness of:
- literary works, including the genres of fiction, poetry, playwriting, and screenwriting, and the major texts of contemporary writers;
- literary history, including the origins and development of genres, major writers of the past, and the role of the writer in society; and
- literary analysis, including theories of literary composition and critical theory.
In addition, students completing the degree in creative writing are expected to acquire the ability and skills to:
- write in various poetic modes and styles;
- write in various fictive styles;
- write in various nonfiction styles; and
- evaluate other students’ written work.