Founded in ,  the institution's acre campus is along the Willamette River. Furthermore, UO offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With eighteen varsity teams, the Oregon Ducks are best known for their football team and track and field program. The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between and , Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. The university's motto, mens agitat molem translates from Latin as "mind moves mass", or poetically as "minds move mountains.
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Creative Writing Graduate Major (MFA) < Oregon State University
This course is about learning to read for craft decisions that are evident in the surface of the text. In everything we read, the author has decided to use the second person. No matter the genre of writing we choose, the most important quality it must have — and, of course the hardest to master the skill of conveying — is empathy. How do we make a story about something more than entertainment? How do we combine the details of any narrative in order to leave a reader, and therefore the world around them, transformed? When we teach we speak frequently about embodying the characters about whom we write, or truly carrying their truths and their circumstances from our minds onto the page. But how, exactly, do we get there?
Creative writing is about artistically sharing emotions, thoughts, and opinions on a subject; not just relaying information. Courses include American literature, editing and proofing, fundamentals of writing, world literature, Shakespeare, screenwriting fundamentals, fiction fundamentals, writing nonfiction, and poetry writing. Creative writing covers both nonfiction and fiction, but the predominant types of creative writing are poetry and fiction, which includes novels, short stories, novellas, and flash fiction. Playwriting, screenwriting, journaling, and memoirs are other typical forms.
To influence the art, the body must be influenced. Which is to say that a group of poets and writers who sing together, hike together, cook and eat together, who play games together, play guitars together, paint and run and watch the moon together—their art changes because their bodies, in proximity to other creative bodies, shed a thick layer of the something that has been telling them not to create or love or be. And they are left naked and vulnerable, taking in deep breaths of a communal air and communal creativity. Our curriculum is engineered to fit the pace of your life, to nurture sustainable writing habits, and to teach you the skills needed to sustain a creative livelihood after graduation. OSU-Cascades runs on a quarter system , with mentorships in the winter and summer quarters and residencies in the fall and spring quarters.