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American Studies 050
Behavioral and Neural Sciences 112
Biology 120
Business and Science 137
Chemistry 160
Creative Writing 200
M.F.A. Concentrations
Graduate Courses
Criminal Justice 202
Economics 220
English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)
Environmental Science 375
Environmental Geology 380
Global Affairs 478
History 510
Jazz History and Research 561
Liberal Studies 606
Management 620
Mathematical Sciences 645
Nursing 705
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Physics, Applied 755
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Public Administration 834
Urban Environmental Analysis and Management
Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D. with NJIT)
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School–Newark 2015–2017 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Creative Writing 200 M.F.A. Concentrations  

M.F.A. Concentrations

Three Electives Concentrations

The program offers students the unique opportunity to choose a particular combination of literature, history, journalism, or performance arts courses which directly supports and informs their creative work in fiction, poetry, or nonfiction. They may choose an electives concentration at the beginning of their matriculation or in the second semester of their first year.

Literature/Book Arts
Students may choose to complete two more 3-credit courses in literature, or they can choose to do a Rutgers University–Newark M.F.A. Real Stories Publication Project. Those engaged in publication projects will work to produce a chapbook of their own work. Real Stories Chapbooks will include approximately 10-15 poems, or 20-25 pages of fiction or nonfiction. The text will be digitized, while the binding and covers will be of fine arts quality. Rutgers-Newark will provide funding for an initial one-of-a-kind chapbook, and the student may provide funding for additional copies. This program, a unique capstone feature of the Rutgers-Newark M.F.A., allows students to graduate with a published example of their work to show to editors/agents.

Performance/Media Studies

Students can choose to complete two courses in, for example, performing arts, dramatic writing, film studies, journalism, or jazz studies. Those drawn to theater may take the opportunity to take a course in playwriting, etc.

Cultural/Political/Ethnic Studies

Students can choose to complete courses in urban or political studies that actively broaden their knowledge and contribute to the novel, book of poetry, or nonfiction work they will turn in as a thesis. Students may choose courses in American studies, urban education, political science, global affairs, African-American studies, or women's and gender studies.

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