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Everything in Writing.

The Creative Writing Pathway allows students to develop narrative tools and strong writing ability in concert with study in selected disciplines, including Art, Sociology, or Mass Communication

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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 processional writers.

Graduates can pursue careers in graphic novels and memoirs, narrative video games, policy analysis, social advocacy, communication strategists, social media managers, literary agents, and influencers, among many others.

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:

Complete the 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

Complete one of the following tracks

Visual Storytelling

  • 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 - PrintmakingII: 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

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

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 - Devient and Alternative Behavior
  • SOCI 4700 - Sociology of Emotions

Contact

Contact Us

Dr. Andy Walter
Director, Center of Interdisciplinary Studies
(678) 839-4070
awalter@westga.edu