The certificate is focused on the study and practice of fiction writing. The certificate will train students how to read a text with the eye of a writer and with the intent of acquiring narrative techniques. Through this process, students will learn how to discuss a text by referencing narrative elements of craft, including characterization, plot, use of detail, setting, structure, etc. Students also will be trained on how to comment on one another’s creative work in the safe and nurturing environment of a workshop. The program is open to all undergraduate students at UM-Dearborn as well as non-degree seeking students with or without college degrees. Students will be required to take ENGL/COMP 223: Introduction to Creative Writing and ENGL 323: Advanced Creative Writing, as well as two required upper-level fiction writing courses of their choosing.
|13-15 credit hours are required:|
|Required Core Courses:|
|ENGL 223||Intro to Creative Writing||3|
|ENGL 323||Advanced Creative Writing||4|
|Creative Writing Courses|
|Select two courses from the following:||6-8|
|The Ethnic-American Short-Story Cycle|
|Independent Studies in English|
|Writing Young Adult Fiction|
|Total Credit Hours||13-15|
- One transfer course (3 credits hours) may count toward ENGL 223: Introduction to Creative Writing.
- A maximum of nine credit hours may count toward the certificate and the English major.
- A minimum grade of “C-” is allowed for courses counting in the certificate.
- A minimum 2.0 GPA in the courses counting to the certificate are required to earn the certificate.
- P/F courses are not allowed.