University of North Dakota

North Dakota, United States

Residential program

The graduate and undergraduate writing programs at UND are designed to encourage independence and self-motivation within a supportive and stimulating environment. Students design their own program of study in consultation with their advisor and usually take a combination of courses in imaginative writing, literary studies, language, and related fields such as philosophy, history, and art.

On the graduate level, the option of a creative thesis or dissertation is available for the MA and PhD programs that combine traditional literary study with the writing of fiction, poetry, drama and screen plays. Normally, students will enroll in the graduate writing workshop, English 515, before beginning independent study, English 590 - Readings in Creative Writing and English 593-Research in Creative Writing, which can be repeated (maximum 4 s/hrs for the MA, 10 s/hrs of any independent study for the PhD). Eventually, each student will work with an advisor in putting together a book-length work of publishable quality. Teaching assistantships are available to students in both the MA and PhD programs.

Internships are available with North Dakota Quarterly as well as opportunities to edit the student publication, North Country.

The annual Writers Conference, held each spring, brings together nationally-known writers to give readings, engage in panel discussions, and meet with students. During the writers conference one of the writers will conduct a week-long workshop for students in creative writing. Recent writers have included Rafael Campo, Louise Erdrich, Albert Goldbarth, Ursula Hegi, Peter Matthiassen, and Mark Turcotte.


Contact Information

276 Centennial Drive Stop 7209
Merrifield Hall
Grand Forks
North Dakota, United States
58202-7209
Phone: (701) 777-3321
Email: english@und.edu
Fax: 701.777.2373
http://arts-sciences.und.edu/english/



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Program Director

Eric Wolfe
Associate Professor
276 Centennial Drive Stop 7209
Merrifield Hall Room 110
Grand Forks
North Dakota, United States
58202-7209
Email: eric.wolfe@und.edu
URL: http://arts-sciences.und.edu/english/

The graduate and undergraduate writing programs at UND are designed to encourage independence and self-motivation within a supportive and stimulating environment. Students design their own program of study in consultation with their advisor and usually take a combination of courses in imaginative writing, literary studies, language, and related fields such as philosophy, history, and art.

The undergraduate courses in imaginative writing are English 305 - Creative Writing, an introductory course covering fiction, poetry, and drama; and English 411 and 412 - The Art of Writing, the advanced courses. Normally, English 305 is open to sophomores and juniors, and English 411 and 412 are open to juniors and seniors. Each course can be repeated once. Independent study (English 398) is also available.

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Screenwriting
Other: Foreign language proficiency; general grad-uation requirement of 12 s/hrs science (including 1 lab);

Undergraduate Program Director

Eric Wolfe
Associate Professor
276 Centennial Drive Stop 7209
Merrifield Hall Room 110
Grand Forks
North Dakota, United States
58202-7209
Email: eric.wolfe@und.edu
URL: http://arts-sciences.und.edu/english/

For the BA, students need a total of 120 semester credits. To fulfill General Education requirements, all students must successfully complete courses in 6 perspectives: Expressive Arts, Literary and Artistic Studies, Historical and Cultural, Social Sciences, Ethical and Human Values, and Natural Sciences.

The BA in English requires 42-60 credits, including Contemporary Imagination, 2 British or American survey courses, and 2 upper division courses. In addition to fulfilling these requirements for the BA in English, a creative writing student must complete one lower division poetry course, Shakespeare, one course in literary theory, two years of upper-division creative writing courses, and two years of a foreign language.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Genres: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Unit of Measure: Hours

Graduate Program Director

Adam Kitzes
Professor
276 Centennial Drive Stop 7209
Merrifield Hall Room 110
Grand Forks
North Dakota, United States
58202-7209
Email: adam.kitzes@und.edu
URL: http://arts-sciences.und.edu/english/

The graduate and undergraduate writing programs at UND are designed to encourage independence and self-motivation within a supportive and stimulating environment. Students design their own program of study in consultation with their advisor and usually take a combination of courses in imaginative writing, literary studies, language, and related fields such as philosophy, history, and art.

On the graduate level, the option of a creative thesis or dissertation is available for the MA and PhD programs that combine traditional literary study with the writing of fiction, poetry, drama and screen plays. Normally, students will enroll in the graduate writing workshop, English 515, before beginning independent study, English 590 - Readings in Creative Writing and English 593-Research in Creative Writing, which can be repeated (maximum 4 s/hrs for the MA, 10 s/hrs of any independent study for the PhD). Eventually, each student will work with an advisor in putting together a book-length work of publishable quality. Teaching assistantships are available to students in both the MA and PhD programs.

Internships are available with North Dakota Quarterly as well as opportunities to edit the student publication, North Country.

The annual Writers Conference, held each spring, brings together nationally-known writers to give readings, engage in panel discussions, and meet with students. During the writers conference one of the writers will conduct a week-long workshop for students in creative writing. Recent writers have included Rafael Campo, Louise Erdrich, Albert Goldbarth, Ursula Hegi, Peter Matthiassen, and Mark Turcotte.

Type of Program: Research/Theory/Studio
Genres: Fiction, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Poetry
Unit of Measure: Hours
Other: 4
Thesis: 4
Total Units for Degree: 30
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, GRE

Graduate Program Director

Adam Kitzes
Professor
276 Centennial Drive Stop 7209
Merrifield Hall Room 110
Grand Forks
North Dakota, United States
58202-7209
Email: adam.kitzes@und.edu
URL: http://arts-sciences.und.edu/english/

The graduate and undergraduate writing programs at UND are designed to encourage independence and self-motivation within a supportive and stimulating environment. Students design their own program of study in consultation with their advisor and usually take a combination of courses in imaginative writing, literary studies, language, and related fields such as philosophy, history, and art.

On the graduate level, the option of a creative thesis or dissertation is available for the MA and PhD programs that combine traditional literary study with the writing of fiction, poetry, drama and screen plays. Normally, students will enroll in the graduate writing workshop, English 515, before beginning independent study, English 590 - Readings in Creative Writing and English 593-Research in Creative Writing, which can be repeated (maximum 4 s/hrs for the MA, 10 s/hrs of any independent study for the PhD). Eventually, each student will work with an advisor in putting together a book-length work of publishable quality. Teaching assistantships are available to students in both the MA and PhD programs.

Internships are available with North Dakota Quarterly as well as opportunities to edit the student publication, North Country.

The annual Writers Conference, held each spring, brings together nationally-known writers to give readings, engage in panel discussions, and meet with students. During the writers conference one of the writers will conduct a week-long workshop for students in creative writing. Recent writers have included Rafael Campo, Louise Erdrich, Albert Goldbarth, Ursula Hegi, Peter Matthiassen, and Mark Turcotte.

Type of Program: Research/Theory/Studio
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Screenwriting
Unit of Measure: Hours
Other: 4
Thesis: 4
Total Units for Degree: 30
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, GRE




FACULTY

Eric Wolfe

http://arts-sciences.und.edu/english/





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