Every graduate of the creative writing program should be able to:

  1. closely read both canonical and modern/postmodern prose narratives and poems.
  2. demonstrate an understanding of various forms and structures of fiction and poetry.
  3. demonstrate familiarity with a variety of professional writers’ styles and voices in fiction and poetry in order to develop his or her own individual style.
  4. become comfortable with the workshop process of self and group analysis and critique.
  5. demonstrate knowledge of various texts’ relations to their historical content.
  6. demonstrate some awareness of literary influence and literary history.
  7. demonstrate knowledge of editing and revision techniques, the world of publishing, and other career-related aspects of writing.
  8. Produce an extended work of fiction and poetry.