English Major with a Concentration in Creative Writing

Our Concentration in Creative Writing offers students a combined degree in English and Creative Writing.  Featuring craft talks and workshops with local, national, and international writers through our Literary Arts Institute, our campuses provide an inspiring location for writing and exploration with faculty and students from around the world.

 

Exploration is integral to good writing, and the best writers are avid and rigorous readers. Our major therefore places writing practice within the study of literature and the literary arts, encouraging artistic inquiry through courses in literature, film, theory, and cultural studies.  Our majors deepen their understanding of the value and importance of creative writing through service and internship opportunities. Our Presidential Award-winning Experiential Learning course trains students to bring creative writing into area elementary schools. 

Our new Medical Humanities course, "Clinical Encounters," takes pre-health students from the classroom to the clinic -- giving them vital clinical experiences and helping our community re-think the reach of creative writing.

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 Requirements for Creative Writing  (44 credits)

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  • Writers at Home, the opportunity to meet with writers in their native countries while on study abroad

Contact Us

Jessica Harkins, Ph.D.
Phone: 320-363-2734
Email: jharkins@csbsju.edu

Rachel Marston, Ph.D.
Phone: 320-363-3971
Email: rmarston@csbsju.edu