Creative Writing (WRIT)

WRIT 205     Beginning Poetry Workshop  (4)

Discussions will center on students' poems. Selected readings are assigned to focus on technical problems of craftsmanship and style.

WRIT 206     Beginning Fiction Workshop  (4)

Discussions will center on students' fiction. Selected readings are assigned to focus on technical problems of craftsmanship and style.

WRIT 207     Beginning Playwriting Workshop  (4)

Discussions will center on students' plays. Selected readings are assigned to focus on technical problems of craftsmanship and style.

WRIT 208     Beginning Narrative Nonfiction Workshop  (4)

Discussions will center on students’ narrative nonfiction. Selected readings are assigned to focus on technical problems of craftsmanship and style.

WRIT 210     Forms of Poetry  (4)

Craft-based instruction in specific formal issues in the tradition of poetry. Students will read poems through the lens of technique and craft, studying how writers utilize certain forms. The class will also focus on the generation of creative work, adhering to the forms discussed in class. Prerequisite: WRIT 205 or WRIT 206 or WRIT 207 or WRIT 208.

WRIT 211     Forms of Fiction  (4)

Craft-based instruction in specific formal issues in the tradition of fiction. Students will read literature through the lens of technique and craft, studying how writers utilize certain forms. The class will also focus on the generation of creative work, adhering to the forms discussed in class. Prerequisite: WRIT 205 or WRIT 206 or WRIT 207 or WRIT 208.

WRIT 215     Forms of Drama  (4)

Craft-based instruction in specific formal issues in the tradition of drama. Students will read plays through the lens of technique and craft, studying how writers utilize certain forms. The class will also focus on the generation of creative work, adhering to the forms discussed in class. Prerequisite: WRIT 205 or WRIT 206 or WRIT 207 or WRIT 208.

WRIT 305     Intermediate Poetry Workshop  (4)

In the intermediate workshop, students expand their skills writing, reading, and critiquing poems, as well as share their writing with peers in a workshop setting. The course builds upon the basics of craft learned in the Beginning Poetry Workshop and explores more complex ways of utilizing that craft. Students read a diverse range of published poems, but the primary focus is the creation and critique of their own work and the work of their peers. Prerequisite: WRIT 205.

WRIT 306     Intermediate Fiction Workshop  (4)

In the intermediate workshop, students expand their skills writing, reading, and critiquing short stories, as well as share their writing with peers in a workshop setting. The course builds upon the basics of craft learned in the Beginning Fiction Workshop and explores more complex ways of utilizing that craft. Students read a diverse range of published short stories, but the primary focus is the creation and critique of their own work and the work of their peers. Prerequisite: WRIT 206.

WRIT 307     Intermediate Playwriting Workshop  (4)

In the intermediate workshop, students expand their skills writing, reading, and critiquing dramatic work, as well as share their writing with peers in a workshop setting. The course builds upon the basics of craft learned in the Beginning Playwriting Workshop and explores more complex ways of utilizing that craft. Students read a diverse range of published dramatic work, but the primary focus is the creation and critique of their own work and the work of their peers. Prerequisite: WRIT 207.

WRIT 405     Advanced Poetry Workshop  (4)

In the advanced workshop, students focus on their capstone project, sharing that work with peers in a workshop setting. The course requires students to work with the professor to develop specific reading lists with the goal of shaping their own capstone project. The primary focus of the workshop is the creation and critique of their own work and the work of their peers. Prerequisite: WRIT 305.

WRIT 406     Advanced Fiction Workshop  (4)

In the advanced workshop, students focus on their capstone project, sharing that work with peers in a workshop setting. The course requires students to work with the professor to develop specific reading lists with the goal of shaping their own capstone project. The primary focus of the workshop is the creation and critique of their own work and the work of their peers. Prerequisite: WRIT 306.

WRIT 407     Advanced Playwriting Workshop  (4)

In the advanced workshop, students focus on their capstone project, sharing that work with peers in a workshop setting. The course requires students to work with the professor to develop specific reading lists with the goal of shaping their own capstone project. The primary focus of the workshop is the creation and critique of their own work and the work of their peers. Prerequisite: WRIT 307.

WRIT 444     Independent Study  (2 or 4)

To meet the needs and particular interests of selected students. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic differs. Prerequisite: Instructor prerequisite override required.