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Are you creative and wish to live a socially engaged life within your community, region, nation and world? Do the habits of mind that enable people to become life-long learners appeal to you? If so, this is a degree for you.
Chad Sweeney will read from his latest collection at the Carl and Sandra Ellston Ars Poetica Literary Lecture Series on Feb. 4 in Pierce Library.
The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in English/Writing, the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and the minors in English/Writing or Interdisciplinary Writing and Rhetoric provide coursework in literature, rhetoric, and creative writing, preparing students to be critical, creative thinkers and effective communicators.
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In addition to providing majors and minors, the English/Writing Department at EOU provides a number of services to the EOU campus community. English faculty teach composition courses (WR 115, WR 121, WR 122, WR 123), participate on First-Year Experience Committees, oversee the University Writing Requirement, and are involved in Writing Across the Curriculum initiatives.
Ars Poetica: creative writing lecture series and student workshops
basalt: EOU’s literary magazine
Eastern Promise Language Arts PLC supporting secondary teachers delivering college content
First-Year Experience and Integrated Studies Program
Oregon East: EOU’s student-funded, student-run literature and art magazine
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Lambda Phi Chapter
Student Writers’ Workshop conference for writers in grades 3-12 the second Saturday in March
The Voice: EOU’s student newspaper
Academy of American Poets
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA)
Modern Language Association
Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
National Writing Project (NWP)
Oregon Council for the Humanities (OCH)
Oregon Council of Teachers of English (OCTE)
Oregon Writing and English Advisory Committee
Phi Kappa Phi
“My time in the MFA program at EOU was the one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences for me as a writer. Working with my professors and classmates helped me gain confidence in my work and submit it for publication. Now, as a doctoral student in creative writing, I’m able to draw upon the extensive foundation of genres and writing styles I encountered at EOU. Today I participate in readings in my local literary community and my school’s literary magazine. In all, EOU’s beautiful atmosphere and its knowledgeable and talented faculty are truly inspiring.”
Amy Parker, '17Master of Fine Arts in WritingNew York state
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A seamless pathway from your community college to EOU?
Attend on campus in La Grande, Oregon. Small classes with one-on-one support from faculty, advisors and student services like TRiO create a student-centered atmosphere. Our small cohorts are designed to foster a strong sense of community between students, faculty, and staff. Exceptional halls, student clubs and activities and events such as the Outdoor Adventure Program complete the Mountaineer experience.
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Our 100% online option allows for the flexibility of online learning with our personalized academic support.
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EOU graduates can research, analyze and communicate across a broad spectrum of situations and express themselves effectively to a varied audience. The key is the flexibility of a creative mind paired with skills that will never lose currency.
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