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English Creative Writing Concentration

  • Program Overview

    A creative writing concentration provides ample opportunities to hone your writing across genres and gain practical applications that can lead to an exciting career.

    Examine and discuss literary texts in literature and creative writing classes that help you develop your own voice and approach to writing. From there, you will refine and showcase your skills in upper-level creative writing classes, including two-semester sequences in the writing of poetry, novels, plays, and other genres, and through a senior-year creative thesis.

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125

     

    Freshman - Credits: 32

    • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
    • Foreign Language  (Cr: 6)
    • English Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Electives   (Cr: 6)
    • ENG 108 - Introduction to Creative Writing (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)

    Sophomore - Credits: 32-33

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Global Issues General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Creative Writing Electives  (Cr: 6)  
    • Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 203 - Early American Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 213 - Early British Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 225 - Literary Criticism and Interpretation (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 365 - Shakespeare (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)

    Junior - Credits: 31

    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Creative Writing Electives  (Cr: 12)
    • English Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Literature Electives  (Cr: 6)
    • Multicultural Literature Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • General Education Electives   (Cr: 12) (two courses must be above the 100 level)
    • Elective   (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • ENG 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

    Creative Writing Electives

    Students choose six writing courses from the following list. Three must be at the 200 level and three must be at the 300 level.

    • CMM 207 - Writing for Media (Cr: 3)
    • DM 211 - Fundamentals of Journalism (Cr: 3)
    • DM 255 - Writing for the Screen (Cr: 3)
    • DM 338 - Feature Writing (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 207 - Creative Non-Fiction I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 208 - Writing Poetry I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 209 - Writing Short Fiction I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 228 - Writing the Novel I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 229 - Playwriting and Screenwriting I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 305 - Writing for Inquiry (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 307 - Creative Non-Fiction II (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 308 - Writing Poetry II (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 309 - Writing Short Fiction II (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 328 - Writing the Novel II (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 336 - Nature Writing (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 340 - Playwriting and Screenwriting II (Cr: 3)

    Literature Electives

    Students choose one of the following literature-based ENG courses.

    • ENG 202 - The Novel (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 204 - American Literature: Civil War to Present (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 210 - Topics in Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 212 - Drama Survey (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 214 - British Literature: 18th Century to Present (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 216 - Beat Generation (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 220 - American Short Story Cycles (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 222 - Modern Irish History and Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 223 - The Bible as Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 226 - Early American History and Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 227 - African-American Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 230 - Rebels and Misfits (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 235 - Twentieth Century Fiction (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 240 - Boston in Literature and Film (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 245 - Cartoonists and Satirists (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 260 - Gothic Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 310 - Modern American Poetry (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 312 - Literature for Children (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 313 - World Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 315 - Women Writers (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 321 - Literary Triumvirates (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 337 - American Indian Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 361 - Victorian Secrets: Fear and Hypocrisy in Victorian Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 365 - Shakespeare (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 367 - Eastern Literature and Haiku (Cr: 3)

    Multicultural Literature Electives

    Students choose one of the following multicultural literature-based courses.

    • ENG 222 - Modern Irish History and Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 227 - African-American Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 230 - Rebels and Misfits (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 315 - Women Writers (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 321 - Literary Triumvirates (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 337 - American Indian Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 367 - Eastern Literature and Haiku (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    In addition to fulfilling the outcomes of the English program, students completing the creative writing concentration will:

    • Create work that possesses a distinctive authorial voice, achieved through language and imagery and/or original exploration of topic or theme.
    • Experiment and take risks in a variety of forms (e.g. poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, plays and screenplays).
    • Produce an original body of work such as a collection of short stories or poems, a novella or a screenplay.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school right away, or embark on your career after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step. Take a look at what our graduates have been up to lately.

    Recent Internships

    • Random House, Inc.
    • Boston Celtics
    • WXRV The River 92.5 FM
    • Boston magazine
    • Peabody Essex Museum
    • Gloucester Writers Center

    Alumni Employment

    • Amazon
    • Clear Channel Communications
    • Beverly High School
    • IDG Strategic Marketing Services,
    • Clean Energy Initiative

    Graduate School Acceptances

    • Boston College
    • Emerson College
    • Suffolk Law School
    • New England School of Law
    • University of Kentucky (Ph.D. program)