Creative Writing and Literary Studies

I'm coming back to Beloit with a head-full of stories-- the motivation for my senior honors project in Creative Writing!

Joy Belamarich, DIS: Child Diversity and Development, Spring 2011

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Domestic Programs 

Study Abroad Programs

Note: Creative writing workshop courses are not taught at most universities abroad. English majors are encouraged to study the literature of their chosen countries and other subjects unavailable at Beloit. Creative writing majors are encouraged to continue their writing through journals and blogs. 

Australia – Wollongong University, Wollongong

Fall, spring (southern hemisphere calendar)

Language: English

Prereqs: 3.0 cumulative gpa

Housing: Residence halls close to campus with a choice of meal plans; homestay; private room or apartment rental

Details: Directly enroll in university courses with local students, choosing offerings from a wide range of departments; the Faculty of Creative Arts’ strand in Creative Writing offers a wide array of courses in poetry, prose fiction, scripting (film and theatre) as well as editing and writing theory

Hungary - Beloit Exchange at József Eötvös Collégium in Budapest

Fall, academic year

Language: English, Hungarian language class.

Eligibility requirements: Hungarian language and culture course strongly recommended.

Housing: Live in the Collégium, honors college of Eötvös University, with Hungarian students, students provide own meals.

Details: Study with program students, courses in Hungarian language, history, art and culture, research seminar and a directed individual research project; museum project possible; option of a literature course in the Anglo-American Workshop; other university courses available; rich cultural environment; orientation to the city.

India – ISEP: University of Hyderabad

Terms: Fall, spring (fall semester starts end of July)

Language: English, with language study in most Indian languages.

Prereqs: junior or senior standing, 3.0 gpa; previous coursework relative to the understanding of Indi


Housing: Single or double room on-campus, shared bath; meal plan;


Details: One of India’s newest, smallest (2000 students) and best-equipped university campuses; study with Indian and international students; Study in India Program (SIP) courses for visiting students including dance and women’s studies, comparative literature, Indian English literature, contemporary Indian poetry; courses in Sanskrit as well as directed field studies offer opportunities to explore this historic and changing nexus of Islam and Hinduism; orientation, access to campus sports and cultural programs.

Ireland-University of Galway

Fall, spring & summer terms

Language:  English 

Prereqs: Completion of 2 years of university education, GPA minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Housing:

Details:

 

Ireland-University of Ulster

Fall, spring & summer terms

Language:  English. 

Prereqs: Completion of at least one year of university at time of entry to Ulster, Beloit College approval, accumulative GPA of 3.0

Housing:  On campus accommodation; options for meals.

Details: Noted for its Irish Studies program, can also do Irish studies on the Magee campus.

 

United Kingdom - Lancaster University, Lancaster, England

Fall 10-week term plus pre-session course, spring & summer terms

Language:  English. 

Prereqs: Minimum cum 2.8 gpa and in subjects relevant to your study plan.

Housing:  On campus accommodation with local and international students; shared kitchens; options for meals.

Details: Fall term students arrive early and choose from 2 courses (each worth 4 semester hours) with field trips and orientation; choose from regular university courses in science, social science and the humanities, women’s and gender studies and film; creative writing courses include a creative writing workshop, short fiction, poetry and writing for the screen; shopping on the university campus outside of Lancaster, easy access to town.

 

United Kingdom – University of East Anglia, Norwich                                          

Fall, spring          

Language: English

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa

Housing: single-occupancy dorm rooms with shared kitchens.  Students prepare meals themselves.

Details: Extensive course options in creative writing, including prose, drama and poetry; the UEA Literary Festival features weekly lectures by published writers; prestigious alumni of the program include Ian McEwen.

 

United Kingdom – University of East Anglia, Norwich

Terms: Fall, spring

Language: English

Prereqs: None

Housing: single-occupancy dorm rooms with shared kitchens. Students prepare meals themselves.

Details: Extensive course options in creative writing, including prose, drama and poetry; the UEA Literary Festival features weekly lectures by published writers; prestigious alumni of the program include Ian McEwen.  

 

United Kingdom – University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland             

Fall, spring

Language: English

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, previous study in your field, coursework relative to the understanding of Scotland

Housing: University assists students find housing in halls of residence or student flats, students provide own meals.

Details: University has switched to a semester system; study with local and international students, wide variety of first and second year courses available, third year courses possible in major with background; classes for study abroad students in: arts, sciences, information and mathematical sciences, business and social sciences; lectures and tutorials, some art classes available in the Glasgow School of Art; courses in English and Scottish literature, Celtic civilization; some year-long classes not open to spring semester students; study with local and international students.

United Kingdom-University of Limerick 

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Language: English

Prerequisites: 2.9 GPA

Housing: Students can apply for on campus accommodation or choose to live in private accommodation off campus.

Details: Students will be integrated with Irish and other international students for classes, on-campus accommodation and clubs and societies.  Limerick has four facilities: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education and Health Sciences, Kemmy Business School, and Science and Engineering.

 

United Kingdom – ISEP: University of Ulster, 4 campuses, N. Ireland              

Spring, academic year

Language: English

Prereqs: Previous coursework relative to the understanding of Northern Ireland.

Housing: Varies by campus: apartments, residence halls or student houses; meal stipend or provide own meals

Details: Courses in peace studies, policy studies, life sciences, informatics, engineering, mathematics, Irish studies, English literature, economics, law and applied social studies; the Coleraine campus offers specialty  courses in literature including Genres of Writing, Writing and Editing, Irish Story Telling and Irish Women’s Writers; study with local students.

  

Recent creative writing majors have studied on ACM programs in China, India and Zimbabwe (now in Botswana); through Beloit College in China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Morocco and Turkey; programs through other providers in Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Egypt, England, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, Scotland and South Africa.  Students are also encouraged to work with a Beloit faculty advisor on a special project tailored to their interest in any study abroad location.

Recent literary studies majors have studied on ACM programs in Florence and Tanzania; through Beloit College in China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Russia and Turkey; programs through other providers in Australia, England, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Peru and Scotland. Students are also encouraged to work with a Beloit faculty advisor on a special project tailored to their literary interests in any study abroad location. 

 

Domestic Programs

ACM: Chicago Arts, Chicago                                                                        

Fall, spring

Prereqs: Junior or senior standing preferred, approval through campus selection process, previous coursework relating to an arts discipline (including audio, literature, communication, performance, visual arts).

Housing: Program students housed in double rooms in apartments with cooking facilities located in Chicago neighborhoods; students provide own meals.

Details: Study with ACM program students; 4 units of credit: a city-centered Core Course, a choice of Seminar course topics; an internship connecting academics to the world of work; an independent study project related to the student’s academic goals, often linked to the internship.

 

ACM: Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities                                         

Fall

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status; preparing serious research in the Humanities

Housing: Canterbury Court Apartments, downtown Chicago, students provide own meals.

Details: Work with faculty members to delve into the collection of the Newberry Library in Chicago; the Library's collections focus on the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas from the late middle ages to the early 20th century; designed for mature and motivated students. 

   

Last Updated: 4/2016