Spring 2020: Core Courses
ENGL 3010 | Poetry | Graves
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 or equivalent. Study of poetry as a genre with attention to its form and techniques. Reading and analysis of poems written by acknowledged masters of the genre.
ENGL 3142 | Creative Writing I: Fiction | Baumgartner
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 or equivalent; and one 2000-level literature course. Students will read contemporary short fiction from a range of cultures and traditions, and have an opportunity to write and submit new work of their own. Special emphasis will be given to issues of form and technique in the short story. We will begin the semester by examining some of the finest published stories around, and then shift our attention to exploring outstanding student fiction submitted for workshop. Although we will dedicate a significant portion of the semester to student writing, you should come prepared to read and write critically (as well as creatively) on a weekly basis.
ENGL 4917 | Creative Writing II: Poetry | Graves
Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or above in ENGL 1020; or equivalent. Advanced course in writing of poetry. Considerable attention to craft and form of poems written by acknowledged masters of the genre.
ENGL 4930 | Creative Writing Capstone | Baumgartner
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 3141 and ENGL 3142. This capstone course in creative writing allows juniors and seniors in the Creative Writing minor to gain valuable professional knowledge and experience. This is a cross-genre class focusing on poetry and fiction; work in drama, screenwriting and creative nonfiction is also welcome. Coursework will go beyond traditional workshop curriculum to focus on publishing, copy editing, memorization and performance, as well as guided instruction in developing professional materials necessary for the creative job market. A key project in the class will be the development of an edited, cohesive portfolio of each student’s best work.
Please see The Clarion on the Literature and Language webpage for complete details on all courses offered in the department.