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2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog 
  May 28, 2020
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Creative and Professional Writing, BA

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Students interested in English Creative and Professional Writing with an emphasis in journalism, fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction complete two basic courses in creative and professional writing, then choose six upper-level courses in the major and four literature courses. Students are encouraged to identify a genre emphasis and complete all courses in that genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, journalism). Journalism majors are strongly encouraged to complete a three-credit internship in addition to their required coursework.


Introductory Courses

Complete two out of the three of the following introductory courses:

Additional Requirements 4 courses (12 credits)

All students must complete four courses of English Literature electives as part of the major requirements.

Related Area 4 courses (12 credits)

These courses are in an area approved by the student’s Academic Advisor.


Students may often choose a Minor rather than a related area which is often a total of 15 credits depending on the chosen Minor.

Total Credits: 51

Englsih Writing Capston 1 course (3 credits)

This rigorous, senior seminar course is taken during the student’s senior year.  Students complete a manuscript in their chosen genres and do a public presentation of their work as part of the course requirements.

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