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Creative Writing Pathway

This pathway allows students to develop narrative tools and strong writing ability in concert with study in selected disciplines, including Art, Sociology, or Mass Comm. A strong foundation in writing and narrative strategies in specific academic and pre-professional contexts enables students to become resourceful, creative, and effective leaders, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and professional writers.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
M: Math Course 3
I1: Written and Oral Communications 3
S2: Social Science 3
I2: Institutional Option 2

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a C or better
  • Complete IMPACTS Math

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
P2: POLS 1101

American Government

3
F: ENGL 2060

Intro to Creative Writing (Discipline 1 Foundation)

3
T1: Science + Lab 4
A: Humanities 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a C or better
  • Complete lab science
  • Earn 16 credit hours (to reach 30 for Fall/Spring combined)

14 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
P1: HIST 2111 OR 2112

US History

3
F: ART 1006

Design 1 (2D)

3
F: ART 2000

Oral Communication and the Visual Arts (Discipline 2 Foundation)

3
A: Humanities 3
T2: Non-lab Science 3

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
S1: HIST 1111 OR 1112

World History

3
F: XIDS 2000

Intro Interdisciplinary Studies

3
F: ART 1007

Drawing I

3
F: ENGL 2180

Studies in African-American Literature

3
T3: STEM Course 3

Milestone:

  • Complete BIS Degree Plan and submit to Registrar.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
VSE 1: ENGL 3200

Intermediate Creative Writing (Specific Genre)

3
VSA 1: ART 3401

Graphic Design I

3
Elective

3000/4000 level elective course

3
Elective

3000/4000 level elective course

3
Elective 3

Note:

  • The secondary discipline displayed in this map (Visual Storytelling Art [VSA]) is one of three options available.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
VSE 2: ENGL 3200

Intermediate Creative Writing (Specific Genre)

3
VSA 2: ART 3402

Graphic Design II

3
XIDS 3000

Interdisciplinary Methods

3
Elective

3000/4000 level elective course

3
Elective 3

Milestone:

  • Finish Capstone proposal/plan in XIDS 3000

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
VSE 3: ENGL 4210

Advanced Creative Writing (Genre Specific)

3
VSA 3: ART 4403

Graphic Design III

3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
VSE 4: ENGL 4210

Advanced Creative Writing (Genre Specific)

3
VSA 4: ART 4404

Graphic Design IV

3
XIDS 4000

Interdisciplinary Capstone

3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Milestone:

  • Complete Capstone Project, submit in XIDS 4000

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Make sure to take XIDS 2000: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies to start your intellectual, boundary-crossing journey!
  • Discover your interests in your core classes. These can help you establish your disciplines.

Middle Years:

  • Work with your IDS professors in XIDS 3000 to establish your degree plan, including identifying your complex problem and exploring how and what disciplines can help inform your inquiry.

Last Year:

  • This is the time for your XIDS capstone! Make sure you have 9 hours of 3000-4000-level coursework for each of your two disciplines!

Find Your Place

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Attend UWG Scholars’ Day.
  • Check out what university associations and community organizations relate to your disciplines.

Last Year:

  • Hone your leadership skills by mentoring new IDS majors!
  • Consider running for an officer position in a student organization.

Broaden Your Perspectives

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

  • Complete an internship in your field.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest.
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities.

Take Care of Yourself

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

Requirements

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Degree Requirements

IDS MAJORS

All IDS majors complete an XIDS course sequence through which they learn interdisciplinary concepts and method, culminating with a capstone project that reflects their intellectual and career interests:

  • XIDS 2000 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
  • XIDS 3000 - Interdisciplinary Methods
  • XIDS 4000 - Interdisciplinary Capstone

Pathway requirements

Pathway Requirements

Complete the Creative Writing Track and complete one of the following tracks: Visual Storytelling, Communication Studies, or Writing the Social Experience.

Creative Writing Track

  • ENGL 2060 - Introduction to Creative Writing 

One of following introductory literature courses:

  • ENGL 2130 - American Literature
  • ENGL 2120 - British Literature
  • ENGL 2190 - Studies in Literature by Women
  • ENGL 2180 - Studies in African-American Literature
  • ENGL 2110 - World Literature

Two of the following Intermediate Creative Writing courses:

  • ENGL 3200 in Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 3200 in Fiction
  • ENGL 3200 in Poetry
  • ENGL 3200 in Screenwriting

Two of the following Advanced Creative Writing courses:

  • ENGL 4210 in Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 4210 in Fiction
  • ENGL 4210 in Poetry
  • ENGL 4210 in Screenwriting

Visual Storytelling Track

  • ART 2000 - Oral Communication and the Visual Arts

One of the following:

  • ART 1006 - Design (2D)
  • ART 1007 - Drawing I
  • ART 1008 - Drawing II

Choose one Art focus area:

Printmaking

  • ART 3801 - Printmaking I: Survey
  • ART 3802 - Printmaking II: Relief Printing
  • ART 4821 - Printmaking IV: Screenprinting
  • ART 4822 - The Art of Letterpress Printing and Book Arts

Graphic Design

  • ART 3401 - Graphic Design I
  • ART 3402 - Graphic Design II
  • ART 4403 - Graphic Design III
  • ART 4404 - Graphic Design IV

Painting

  • ART 3601 - Painting I or ART 3602 - Painting II
  • ART 3603 - Painting III
  • ART 4604 - Painting IV
  • ART 4605 - Advanced Painting

Communication Studies Track

One of the following:

  • FILM 2080 - Intro to the Art of Film
  • FILM 2100 - History and Theory of Film
  • COMM 1154 - Intro to Mass Communications

Two of the following:

  • COMM 3200 - Rhetoric and Social Influence
  • COMM 3310 - Persuasion
  • COMM 3320 - Small Group Communication
  • COMM 3340 - Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 3360 - Intercultural Communication

Two of the following:

  • COMM 4200 - Communication and Gender
  • COMM 4210 - Communication and Conflict
  • COMM 4220 - Health Communication
  • COMM 4600 - Communication Theory

Writing the Social Experience Track

Two of the following courses related to inequality:

  • SOCI 3623 - Social Inequality
  • SOCI 3293 - Sociology of Family
  • SOCI 3603 - Sociology of Gender
  • SOCI 4323 - Sociology of Race
  • SOCI 3943 - American Class System
  • SOCI 4300 - Housing and Homelessness
  • SOCI 3283 - Globalization
  • SOCI 4333 - Urban Sociology

Two of the following courses related to social identities/sociology and the self:

  • SOCI 3543 - Sociology of Religion
  • SOCI 3733 - Social Psychology
  • SOCI 3804 - Death, Grief, and Caring
  • SOCI 3954 - Sociology of Aging
  • SOCI 4445 - Sociology of Youth
  • SOCI 4543 - Deviant and Alternative Behavior
  • SOCI 4700 - Sociology of Emotions

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