Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

Writing, Literature & Publishing (BFA)

The BFA program in Writing, Literature and Publishing will provide you with knowledge of literary history and forms from diverse theoretical and cultural perspectives, as well as skills to read, think, and write critically. You will acquire skills in information literacy with the goal of creating a body of original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or drama.

Program Requirements

The BFA degree in WLP requires 56 credits.

LI 120 Introduction to Literary Studies

Two courses from the following:

LI 201 Literary Foundations
LI 202 American Literature
LI 203 British Literature

Two courses from the following (not in the same genre):

PB 207 Introduction to Magazine Writing
WR 211–216 Introduction to Creative Writing

Two courses from the following (one will be in the genre of the concentration):

PB 307 Intermediate Magazine Writing
WR 311–
WR 316
Intermediate Creative Writing

One course from the following (in the genre of the concentration):

PB 401 Advanced Seminar Workshop in Column Writing
WR 405–
WR 440
Advanced Writing

One course from the following (in the genre of the concentration):

LI 303 The Art of Nonfiction
LI 307 The Art of Poetry
LI 308 The Art of Fiction

Other requirements:

Please visit the courses page for a complete listing of all undergraduate courses.


A Decorative Hermit?

Author and Writing, Literature, and Publishing lecturer Steve Himmer talks hermits in his new book The Bee-Loud Glade. Set to be released in Spring 2011, the book is a modern-day depiction of the original decorative hermit, dating back to 18th-century England.

Listen to Himmer discuss his book »