Creative Writing Emphasis Area | BAS & BLS
The University of Iowa

The creative writing emphasis area provides students with an understanding of the multiple facets of written communication. It requires 18 semester hours.

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The emphasis area requires all three of these courses:

  • CLSA:3742 Word Power: Building English Vocabulary (3 s.h.)
  • CW:2100 Creative Writing (3 s.h.)
  • CW:4897 Novel Writing (3 s.h.)

And at least three of these courses:

  • CW:2870 Fiction Writing (3 s.h.)
  • CW:2875 Poetry Writing (3 s.h.)
  • CW:3005 Professional and Creative Business Communication (3 s.h.)
  • CW:3870 Advanced Fiction Writing (3 s.h.)
  • CW:3875 Advanced Poetry Writing (3 s.h.)
  • CW:4745 The Sentence: Strategies for Writing (3 s.h.)
  • CW:4760 The Art of Revision: Rewriting Prose for Clarity and Impact (3 s.h.)
  • THTR:2301 Playwriting I (3 s.h.)
  • THTR:3301 Playwriting II (3 s.h.)
  • WRIT:1500 Writing Commons: A Community of Writers (1-3 s.h.)