The creative writing program emphasizes the workshop model, providing greater opportunity for applied learning. The curriculum is centered primarily around creative nonfiction writing, providing students with flexibility in their future career choices. And, to ensure flexibility, students can learn how to effectively write about specific subject matter through the “Writing About…” workshop series, giving them an opportunity to tailor the curriculum to their interests and future goals.
The English major at Hiram College offers students the flexibility to tailor their education to their own personal goals. Working closely with a faculty mentor, students design a course plan, seek out internships, and develop senior capstone projects that allow them to reach their full potential. English majors also have the opportunity to become involved with the creative writing program, one of the few in Ohio to highlight creative nonfiction while also offering advanced coursework in fiction, poetry, and screenwriting.
Hiram College’s liberal arts curriculum values the importance of communicating ones thoughts and ideas through writing. The minor in writing offers non-English majors the opportunity to focus on writing in a way that can augment their Hiram experience. Students can combine the minor with a wide range of other disciplines, including philosophy, math, environmental studies, biomedical humanities, psychology, communication, history and biology.
Good communication is a key component to all business and personal relationships, and a communication degree helps students learn to effectively convey information, both verbally and in writing. At Hiram, students learn that clear and concise communication is essential to building and maintaining internal and external relationships, conveying ideas, building discourse between cultures and marketing goods and services to the public.