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Master the Art of Expression Quickly and Affordably

Discover the power of your words, and turn your love of literature and writing into a meaningful profession. At just $350 per credit, Antioch University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Literature and Creative Writing presents an affordable degree completion option, accelerating your progress toward a career in writing while keeping your financial future intact. This program combines an examination of great works of literature with perspective on how to use them to inspire your own writing. Our knowledgeable, published faculty guide you in exploring and refining your own voice while you build a strong foundation for your writing career.

Literature Coursework

With a concentration in Literature and Creative Writing, you will learn to critically analyze works of literature from an academic perspective. You will also develop a comprehensive view of English-language literature through social, historical, cultural, and theoretical lenses while practicing your ability to communicate your ideas in the written form.

Your coursework will explore

  • Classic American and English literature
  • Contemporary writings and work by historically marginalized authors
  • Human language development and the process of language acquisition
  • Theories of critical analysis

Creative Writing Coursework

Through coursework focusing on creative writing, you will hone your craft with hands-on writing practice and the study of meaningful and inspiring examples from literature.

  • Practice writing in multiple genres to discover your interests and strengths.
  • Explore new and emerging formats such as social media, blogging, and the web.
  • Learn the ins and outs of the publishing industry, from how to find an agent to crafting your writing to a specific audience.

Interdisciplinary Coursework

Antioch’s programs are distinguished by our inclusion of foundational Interdisciplinary Core courses. In these classes, you’ll examine your own personal and professional experiences, connecting them with universal aspects of the human experience viewed through the lenses of society, culture, literature, and leadership. You’ll develop an inclusive, global outlook to help you grow into a thoughtful, empathetic, and well-rounded professional.

Antioch: A Place for Writers

The BA in Liberal Studies faculty is composed of published, highly regarded writers, many of whom participate in the university-sponsored Antioch Writers’ Workshop. This celebrated annual event brings together award-winning writers, publishers, literary agents, and other writing professionals. Online students are welcome to come to our Yellow Springs campus and participate in this summer workshop.

Follow your literary dreams and discover the influence your writing can have with the online liberal arts curriculum from Antioch University.

This fully online liberal studies degree completion program accelerates your progress toward graduation by applying transfer credits from earlier college-level work. Our online platform gives you the flexibility to work on your degree when and where it is most convenient for you, allowing you to maintain your current personal and professional commitments while advancing toward your literary career.

Choose your educational adventure. Complete the request more information form or call 855-792-1049.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Leah Nelson’s professional and personal interests revolve around two key areas: holistic approaches to health and wellness and social justice issues related to developing awareness around the many forms and consequences of inequality and exclusion.

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