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Division of Continuing Studies

Creative Writing

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in creative writing.

Required:

WRWS 1010 Contemporary Writers 3 hrs
WRWS 2050 Fundamentals of Fiction Writing 3 hrs
WRWS 2060 Fundamentals of Poetry Writing 3 hrs
WRWS Upper Division elective 3 hrs

12 credit hour Core Area Option (select Fiction, Poetry or Non-Fiction)

Fiction Studies    
WRWS 2100 Basic Fiction Studio 4 hrs
WRWS 3100 Fiction Studio 4 hrs
WRWS 4100 Fiction Studio 4 hours
     
Poetry Studies    
WRWS 2200 Basic Poetry Studio 4 hrs
WRWS 3200 Poetry Studio 4 hrs
WRWS 4200 Poetry Studio 4 hrs
     
Creative Nonfiction Studies    
WRWS 2300 Basic Creative Nonfiction Studio 4 hrs
WRWS 3300 Creative Nonfiction Studio 4 hrs
WRWS 4300 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Studio 4 hrs

REQUIRED Allied field in English:

Two courses from the following:

ENGL 2310 Introduction to English Literature 3 hrs
ENGL 2320 Introduction to English Literature 3 hrs
ENGL 2450 American Literature 3 hrs
ENGL 2460 American Literature 3 hrs

REQUIRED Secondary field in English:

Twelve hours chosen from English literature classes at the 3000-4000 level.

Career Information:
An area of concentration in creative writing provides study of the creation of poetry, fiction, or non-fiction works. Students read and analyze the work of established writers and write original creative work. It will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired. Creative writing students may find careers in publishing, journalism, bibliography, education, advertising, and free-lance or published writing.

For more career information, check out Association of Writers & Writing Programs, College Board - Creative Writing, or UNO Career Center.

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