The Writing Major is an interdisciplinary program designed for students who want to make writing central to their career. The major prepares students for careers in writing-related fields—such as technical writing, publishing, social media consulting, and public relations—or graduate studies in rhetoric and composition, communication, creative writing, education, or law. By combining courses from the English and Communication Arts departments, the major gives students a comprehensive education in writing and rhetorical theory along with the techniques necessary to craft effective documents in multiple genres. All students take six core courses that instill a firm foundation in writing fundamentals and two electives that allow students to customize their education. Every student also chooses one of six concentrations: technical and professional writing, creative writing, media writing, rhetoric and composition, public relations, or a customized concentration created by the student in consultation with their advisor. The major also includes a capstone portfolio that allows students to revise documents that they can show to potential employers or graduate programs.

 

Spring 2020: Writing Courses

(CRN 11022) EH 211-01: INTRO CREATIVE WRITING with  STAFF
(CRN 12357) EH 211-02: INTRO CREATIVE WRITING with Rebecca Hazelwood
Students will study the basic elements of poetry and literary fiction. The course requires reading a variety of contemporary work from poets and fiction writers. In addition, students will write their own poetry and short stories, and will have their work critiqued and commented on by the class and instructor in a classic workshop setting.

(CRN 11080) EH 410-01: FICTION WRITING with Anna Weber
(CRN 11086) EH 410-02: FICTION WRITING with Anna Weber
Practice in writing fiction from conception to revision. Students will read and write contemporary literary fiction. Student work will be commented on and critiqued in regular class workshops. The class culminates in a revision portfolio.

(CRN 11100) EH 463-01: CAPSTONE IN WRITING with Alanna Frost
A senior capstone course for the Writing BA for which students will complete a portfolio of their writing. Portfolios will include reflection on and revision to selected samples of course-participants' writing and a scholarly project completed for the capstone course. Prerequisites: EH 260.

 

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(CRN 11083) EH 510-01: ADV FICTION WRITING with Anna Weber
(CRN 11089) EH 510-02: ADV FICTION WRITING with Anna Weber
Practice in writing fiction from conception to revision. Students will read and write contemporary literary fiction. Student work will be commented on and critiqued in regular class workshops. The class culminates in a revision portfolio.

 

For more information, contact the English Department at eh@uah.edu or 256.824.6320.