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Creative Writing (CW)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 2003 USP code followed by the 2015 USP code (i.e. [QB<>Q]).

JumpLink1040. Intellectual Community: Introduction to Creative Writing. 3. Focus on critical learning skills as they relate to creative writing. Read from a variety of genres, attend literary events on campus, acquire research skills, and produce creative writing. Will produce portfolios of creative work in these areas, along with a self-reflective essay applying the critical skills learned throughout the semester.

1101. First-Year Seminar. 3. [{none}<>FYS]

JumpLink2050. Introduction to Fiction. 3 (Max. 6). Analyzes forms of fiction and the practice of creative writing at an introductory level. Prerequisite: WA/COM1.

2060. Introduction to Nonfiction. 3 (Max. 6). The new nonfiction course will be described according to the emphasis the individual professor chooses to impart. In general, the course will teach students to research, organize, and express themselves in a nonfiction genre, such as essay, memoir, article, biography, autobiography, etc. Prerequisite:WA/COM1.

2070. Creative Autobiographical Writing. 3. Students read and explore in writing five autobiographical forms: brief bio for publicity and job application purposes, memoir, personal essay, confession and fictional monologue. What you can reveal about yourself, when and how and for whom. Prerequisite: completion of WA/COM1.

2080. Introduction to Poetry. 3 (Max 6). Analyzes forms of poetry and practice of creative writing at introductory level. Prerequisite: WA/COM1.

2125. Writing in Popular Genres. 3. [WB<>{none}] Analyze and write in a variety of popular fiction and non-fiction genres. Study publishers’ descriptions and read examples and critical analysis of the genres. Finally, produce a rhetorical description and an original text work in one chosen genre. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010.

JumpLink4050. Writer’s Workshop. 3 (Max. 6 at undergraduate, Max. 12 for graduate). Students submit manuscripts in the short story, poetry, drama, etc. Includes class and conference criticism and consultation. Considers different types of creative writing in various semesters, as announced in class schedule. Prerequisites: 3 hours of a 2000-level creative writing class in the appropriate genre and consent of instructor.

JumpLink5540. Seminar in Creative Writing. 1-4. Includes form and theory classes, publication workshops, and readings courses. Depending on the particulars, students review important texts about writing, review literary magazines and publishing houses, discuss publishing procedures with faculty and guests, participate in close readings of original texts, and produce an independent writing project. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5550. Independent Study in Creative Writing. 1-3 (Max. 6). Guided independent writing of poetry or imaginative prose at an advanced level. Limited enrollment. No more than 9 hours of ENGL 4050 and ENGL 5550 combined may be counted toward the M.A. in English. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and graduate status or 6 hours of ENGL 4050.

5560. Graduate Writing Workshop. 1-4 (Max. 28). Graduate level workshop that emphasizes reading as well as writing in a specific genre (poetry, nonfiction, fiction) or in relation to a theme that combines genres, at the discretion of the instructor. Prerequisite: 12 hours of 4000-level creative writing or graduate status.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students who coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Offered Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: Enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5990. M.F.A. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 24). Internship. Offered Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: Enrollment in a graduate degree program.

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