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As of the fall 2016, the Creative Writing Program is changing its major requirements.

FAQs

What are the requirements for the new major?
The same number of courses are required.
A close reading course is required instead of a core course.
A course designated as pre-1800 is required instead of a foundational texts course.

INFORMATION FOR MAJORS WHO DECLARED BEFORE THE FALL 2016

How will these changes affect me?
If you declared the major before the fall 2016, these changes will not affect you. You can still pursue the major with the requirements in place when you declared the major. The Department will be offering courses that will fulfill those requirements.

Can I change to requirements for the new major?
If you are interested in changing to the new requirements, you should meet with your advisor or the UAH to determine if switching is appropriate.

INFORMATION FOR MAJORS WHO ENROLLED AT BRANDEIS AS OF THE FALL 2016

How will these changes affect me?
Students who enrolled in Brandeis as of the fall 2016 need to pursue these new requirements. 

Requirements

for the Creative Writing Major

Below is a summary of the requirements. For complete information please refer to the Brandeis University Bulletin.

Courses only fulfill the requirement under which they are listed. See the listing of courses on this site and in the Brandeis University Bulletin. For other restrictions, please see the section "Special Notes Relating to Undergraduates" in the Bulletin.

A student majoring in Creative Writing may double-major or minor in English. See Bulletin for details.

The Creative Writing major may be declared upon the completion of three courses in directed writing and a course focused on close reading. Ten semester courses are required.

Major as of Fall 2016 Major before Fall 2016
Close Reading Course: ENG 10b, ENG 11a, or ENG 11b Core Course: ENG 1a or ENG 11a
Four Creative Writing Workshops Required Required
One Foundational Text Course Not required. Can be taken as an elective. Required
One course pre-1800 Required Not required. Can be taken as an elective.
One course Multicultural/World Anglophone Required Required
Two elective courses, at least one must be offered by English Dept. Faculty Required Required
One course in a studio or performing art. Required Required