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Table of Contents: 2013-2014 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Memberships 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 College Profile 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Refund Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Special Facilities 1.09 Resources and Educational Opportunities 1.10 PEW Learning Center and Ellison Library 2.1 Work Program 2.2 Service Program 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 2.4 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Art 3.2.02 Biology 3.2.03 Business 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Sustainable Business 3.2.25 Theatre 3.2.26 Women's Studies 3.2.27 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 3.4 Specialized Advising Areas 3.4.1 Pre-Law Advising 3.4.2 Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Health Advising 3.4.3 Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising 3.4.4 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Language (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 Undergraduate Faculty 5.2.1 Library Faculty and Staff 5.2.2 Staff Teachers 5.3 Graduate Faculty and Staff 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships 7.1 Index of Sections

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Email: creid@warren-wilson.edu

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3.2.27
Writing


3.2.27.1

Program Overview

The mission of the Undergraduate Writing Program is to advocate for and support the use of writing as a means for students to inquire and learn, to express their viewpoints, and to communicate with others.

In pursuit of this mission, the Undergraduate Writing Program aims to achieve the following goals:

  1. To prepare and continue to support student writers with flexible strategies for the many occasions of writing they will encounter throughout their college careers.
  2. To develop creative writers who engage in the practice of writing, apply an understanding of genre, understand the history of literature, and express an awareness of the world to claim their place within contemporary American literature.
  3. To encourage, support, and connect other academic disciplines as they promote and employ writing toward their course and program goals.
  4. To provide the campus community with writing resources and programs that support positive writing practice and diverse possibilities, including the Writing Center and annual Writing Program Reading Series.
  5. To pursue innovative intersections with the MFA Program that will broaden the educational experiences of undergraduate students and provide meaningful teaching and learning opportunities for undergraduate and MFA faculty and for graduate students.

Vision: The Undergraduate Writing Program aims to provide a rigorous and innovative curriculum of creative and critical instruction that impacts every student--those seeking creative writing majors or minors, those meeting College Composition requirements, and those engaged in writing for any course, project, or major--who will use writing to shape ideas for a variety of purposes and for diverse audiences.


3.2.27.2

Major in Creative Writing

(See also English/Creative Writing Major within the English Department, section 3.2.07.2.3)

The creative writing major leads students through the combined study and practice of both writing and literature with a breadth of experience in various genres and professionalism that culminates in a capstone senior portfolio.

Grades: Students must pass courses with a grade of C- or better to count toward fulfillment of the major.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 46 credit hours in writing and English to fulfill the major requirements.

  1. Four (4) credit hours of the following course (introductory):
    1. WRI 140 Creative Writing: Introduction
  2. Twenty-four (24) credit hours in writing, including

    1. A. Eight (8) credit hours from the following (intermediate genre):
    2. WRI 211 Creative Writing: Poetry
    3. WRI 212 Creative Writing: Fiction
    4. WRI 213 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction

    5. B. Eight (8) credit hours from the following (advanced genre):
    6. WRI 311/312 Advanced Fiction Workshop*
    7. WRI 313/314 Advanced Poetry Workshop*
    8. WRI 316/317 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop*
    9. WRI 394 Creative Writing: MFA Residency* AND WRI 395 Creative Writing: MFA Workshop* (4 credit hours combined)

    10. C. Eight (8) credit hours in writing or research. Possible courses include (but are not limited to):
    11. WRI 142 Introduction to Writing for the Media
    12. WRI 201-205 Advanced Composition
    13. WRI 210/310 Creative Writing: Playwriting*
    14. WRI 220 Writing About Place
    15. WRI 320 Environmental Writing
    16. WRI 381 Research in Creative Writing
    17. Writing Special Topics courses
    18. Approved College Composition II courses in any department
  3. Sixteen (16) credit hours from among the following English courses:

    1. A. Four (4) credit hours from the following (pre-1800):
    2. ENG 130 Scriptural and Doctrinal Backgrounds to Western Culture
    3. ENG 131 Classical Backgrounds to Western Culture
    4. ENG 215 Epic-Heroic Mode
    5. ENG 335 Medieval Life and Literature
    6. ENG 336 Literature and Culture of the Renaissance
    7. ENG 340 Chaucer
    8. ENG 341 Shakespeare
    9. ENG 343 Milton
    10. ENG 344 Literature and Culture of the Restoration and Queen Anne Period
    11. ENG 345 Literature and Culture of the Enlightenment Period

    12. B. Four (4) credit hours from the following (post-1800):
    13. ENG 223 Survey of American Literature**
    14. ENG 255-257 Selected Nineteenth-Century Authors**
    15. ENG 337 Romanticism
    16. ENG 338 Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period
    17. ENG 339 Modernism**
    18. ENG 347 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature**

    19. C. Four (4) credit hours from the following (contemporary and/or American):
    20. ENG 223 Survey of American Literature**
    21. ENG 255-257 Selected Nineteenth-Century Authors**
    22. ENG 265-268 The Novel**
    23. ENG 270 African-American Writings
    24. ENG 273 Literature by Women
    25. ENG 339 Modernism**
    26. ENG 347 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature**
    27. ENG 351-353 Selected Twentieth-Century Authors
    28. WRI 308 Reading Contemporary Writers
    29. Other courses in ENG, WRI, or LAN with appropriate focus and approval of the Director

    30. D. Four (4) credit hours from the following (genre-directed):
    31. ENG 140 Introduction to Reading and Writing about Literature and Culture
    32. ENG 151 Introduction to Fiction
    33. ENG 155 Introduction to Reading Poetry
    34. ENG 210 Autobiography and Biography: Selves and Others
    35. ENG/THR 250 Introduction to Classical Theatre
    36. ENG 251 Introduction to Modern Theatre
    37. ENG 265-268 The Novel**
    38. ENG 330 Linguistics and History of the English Language: An Introduction and Survey
    39. WRI 301 Reading Genre and Form
    40. Other courses in ENG, WRI, or LAN with appropriate focus and approval of the Director

    41. *Courses may be repeated for credit.
    42. **Course may be applied to only one requirement block.
  4. Two (2) credit hours from the following course (capstone):
    1. WRI 419 Senior Writing Portfolio
  5. Recommended:
    1. A. A grammar course
    2. ENG 230 Modern English Grammar
    3. OR
    4. WRI 230 Modern English Grammar
    5. B. A substantial internship in writing (with approval of the Director)
    6. WRI 484 Internship Seminar (2cr)
    7. 	OR
    8. WRI 485 Creative Writing Internship (1-8cr)

(See also English/Creative Writing Major within the English Department, section 3.2.07.2.3)


3.2.27.3

Minor in Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Minor permits students with a strong interest in writing to combine this interest with study in other fields. The minor gives the student an opportunity to write extensively in a variety of genres that culminates in a capstone senior portfolio.

Grades: Students must pass courses with a grade of C or better to count toward fulfillment of the minor.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 22 credit hours in writing and English to fulfill the minor requirements.

  1. Course Requirements:

    1. A. Four (4) credit hours of the following course (introductory):
    2. WRI 140 Creative Writing: Introduction

    3. B. Eight (8) credit hours from the following:
    4. WRI 210 Creative Writing: Playwriting
    5. WRI 211 Creative Writing: Poetry
    6. WRI 212 Creative Writing: Fiction
    7. WRI 213 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
    8. WRI 320 Environmental Writing

    9. C. Four (4) credit hours from the following:
    10. ENG 140 Introduction to Reading and Writing about Literature and Culture
    11. ENG 151 Introduction to Fiction
    12. ENG 155 Introduction to Reading Poetry
    13. ENG 210 Autobiography and Biography: Selves and Others
    14. ENG 251 Introduction to Modern Theatre
    15. ENG 265-268 The Novel
    16. ENG 330 Linguistics and History of the English Language: An Introduction and Survey
    17. WRI 301 Reading Genre and Form
    18. Other courses in ENG, WRI, or LAN with appropriate focus and approval of the Director

    19. D. Four (4) credit hours from a writing-intensive creative writing (WRI) course.

    20. E. Two (2) credit hours from the following course (capstone):
    21. WRI 419 Senior Writing Portfolio
  2. Recommended:
    1. A. A grammar course
    2. ENG 230 Modern English Grammar
    3. OR
    4. WRI 230 Modern English Grammar
    5. B. A substantial internship in writing (with approval of the Director)
    6. WRI 484 Internship Seminar (2cr)
    7. 	OR
    8. WRI 485 Creative Writing Internship (1-8cr)