Literary Arts


Honors in Creative Writing

Literary Arts concentrators who wish to complete their concentration with Honors in Creative Writing must include two 1000-level workshops or independent studies among their courses and must, in addition, complete a thesis. The thesis is a substantial body of work that reflects the student’s achievement during his/her years in the Program: a collection of stories or poems, a novel, a play or screenplay, or an extended electronic/mixed media project. Students may complete a thesis by taking either LITR 1510 (an independent study) or by taking LITR 1410 (the Honors workshop).

Honors in Literary Arts Production

Those who wish to pursue Honors in Literary Arts Production must include two 1000-level workshops, production courses or related independent studies among their courses; and complete a production capstone project. 

Honors in Cross-Disciplinary Writing

Students wishing to complete Honors in Cross-Disciplinary writing must take either two special topics workshops, one special topics plus one genre workshop, or one workshop in each of two different genres. Students may complete the capstone project by taking LITR 1510.

Learn More about the Honor Program

If you are a Literary Arts concentrator who has completed or is currently enrolled in a 1000-level Literary Arts Workshop or an appropriate LITR 1110 or 11150 section, you are eligible to apply for Honors in Literary Arts.
This material is intended for those advanced undergraduate who have been accepted into the honors/capstone program. As you will be expected to complete a book-length creative manuscript before graduating, we wanted to give you some advice at the outset of this process.