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English (ENGL)

ENGL 006 Creative Writing Common Time (1 per semester/maximum of 8) Required one hour a week meeting time; readings, professional development, advising, community-building.

ENGL 006 Creative Writing Common Time (1 per semester/maximum of 8)

This course is to be required of all B.F.A. in Creative Writing majors at Penn State Erie as long as they are students in that degree program. This means that every semester they are working toward the B.F.A. in Creative Writing they must sign up for this course, and they must complete it successfully. Successful completion is based on regular attendance at the various functions, all held at the same one hour time period each week. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary experience of listening to the writers of national stature brought to campus through The Smith Series, to provide them with lectures by both faculty and outside experts to help them develop professionally as writers, to allow for essential group advising for successful completion of the major, and to foster a sense of community among the student writers in the program.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Fall 2007

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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