An emphasis in creative writing requires that the student:
- complete a course in the ENGL 183 series, "Advanced Creative Writing"
- with permission of a creative-writing faculty member, submit a portfolio of creative work in the senior year, to be evaluated by the creative writing faculty; and
- participate in a public reading during the senior year.
The portfolio must be accompanied by a brief, reflective introduction; students are required to leave a bound copy of the portfolio with the department. The portfolio and public reading entail neither credit nor grade; their content is at the discretion of the student, in consultation with a creative-writing faculty member.