Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Professional and Creative Writing Major

The Major in Professional and Creative Writing prepares students for a life of writing.  Students may choose between two tracks:  Professional Writing and Rhetoric or Creative Writing.  In both tracks, students pursue a creative, process-driven, and imaginative approach to their writing. The major itself is versatile, giving students the options to excel in the current workplace and in the future workplace. 


12 credits at the 300 level:

2 additional credits at the 300/400 level

2 additional credits at 300/400 level in courses to be determined

In addition to the Capstone Composing Experience course (see above under Core Courses), students are required to take a minimum of two credits at the 400 level:


Choose at least one from:


4 credits of additional Creative Writing courses at the 100, 200, 300, or 400 level, WRT 499 - Independent Work (1-4 Cr.)  is highly recommended. Creative Writing majors are required to take four workshops and may count a fifth toward the major.

8 credits of coursework in English, French, or Spanish Literature at the 200, 300, or 400 level. With approval from the center director, some CPEC courses may be included.

These options include, but are not limited to, the following choices:

Note: Many new courses which are likely to emerge from revitalization of Literature and other programs may also qualify for inclusion. The list above is exemplary, not exhaustive.

Additionally, Majors on the Creative Writing track will be encouraged to consider combining the major with the 20 credit Literary Studies Minor.

Honors in the Major

Students can earn Honors in the Major by earning a minimum GPA of 3.70 in courses in the program.