Creative Writing: Sample 4-Year Plan

The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Creative Writing (BFA)

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 110 + TRU 100
CRWT 204
ENG 190 or COMM 170
Foreign Language (through intermediate II)

SPRING - Semester 2

ENG 190 or COMM 170
CRWT 204 if not in fall semester
Dialogues Perspectives coursework
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

FALL - Semester 3

Dialogues Perspective coursework
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

SPRING - Semester 4

Dialogues Perspective coursework
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

FALL - Semester 5

JINS (may be taken in spring)
Dialogues Perspective courseworks

SPRING - Semester 6

Dialogues Perspective coursework
JINS (if not taken in fall)

FALL - Semester 7

CRWT 501/504 (can count as one of the 3 required writing workshops)
Dialogues Perspective coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

CRWT 498: Senior Seminar

The following classes must be taken before graduation, but may be taken in any combination after Semester 2:

  • Two "Literary Genres" courses (see catalog) Three "Writing Workshop" courses (see catalog)
  • Three "Literature and Theory" courses (see catalog)
  • At least one credit of "Applications" courses (see catalog). Students should consult with their advisor to select at least one credit from this list: ENG 327, ENG 339, ENG 359, ENG 375, ENG 401, ENG 418, ENG 451, ENG 452

Note: ENG 280 (Film Form and Sense) is a pre-req for CRWT 411 - Writing Workshop: Screenwriting and required for the Film Studies minor.

The Dialogues curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above. Rev. 5-3-23

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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