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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Course/Credit Breakdown

Distribution Requirements
Liberal Arts and Sciences courses make up 1/3 of the course requirements for graduation. These are distributed among Art History, English, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Natural Sciences depending on the studio major.

Categories of Courses
Foundation (FNDT) Courses:
Students in all majors are required to fulfill Art History, English, and Liberal Studies courses listed below in their first year.
(Based on the Writing Placement Test, students may be required to take the following prerequisites: ENGL020, ENGL050, or ENGL 090.)

Foundation (FNDT) Courses

AHCS120 Introduction to Visual Culture (3)
AHCS121 Birth of the Modern (3)
ENGL107 Writing in the Digital Age (3)
LIBS114 Ways of Knowing (3)

Required Courses
Students are required to fulfill Art History, Capstone, English, Creative Action, Liberal Studies, and Social Science within the categories below.


Credits Breakdown

  A/L/I Communication Arts Digital Media Fashion Design Fine Arts Product Design Toy Design
Art History
Foundation 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Required 12 6 6 8 6 6 6
English
Foundation 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Required              
Social Sciences
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Mathematics
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Natural Sciences
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Required Elective Courses
Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)              
Foundation 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Required 6 12 9 6 9 9 0
Creative Action              
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
LAS Capstone              
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
LAS Total Credits 45 45 42 42 42 42 42


The above information can also be found in the Hoot (course catalog).