Creative Writing Courses
CWR 110Journal EditingCreative Writing2An introduction to the process of editing a literary magazine, including the selection process, advertising, and editing. First part of a two-semester sequence. Concurrent or prior enrollment in LA 101 recommended but not required. Fall.
CWR 111Journal PublishingCreative Writing2An introduction to the process of publishing a literary magazine, including magazine layout, communication with writers and various professional partners, organizing a reading, and producing a final print product. Second part of a two-semester sequence. Concurrent or prior enrollment in LA 101 recommended but not required. Spring.
CWR 150Introduction to Creative WritingCreative Writing4An introduction to the techniques of writing well-crafted creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry with attention to close reading, literary citizenship, and peer critique. Concurrent or prior enrollment in LA 101 recommended but not required. Satisfies creative arts exploratory requirement.
CWR 210Journal Editing LeadershipCreative Writing2SophomoreThe development of leadership skills in editing a literary magazine, including organizing the selection process, advertising, and editing. First part of a two-semester sequence. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Fall.
CWR 211Journal Publishing LeadershipCreative Writing2The development of leadership skills in publishing a literary magazine, including magazine layout, communication with writers and various professional partners, organizing a reading, and producing a final print product. Second part of a two-semester sequence. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Spring.
CWR 270Fiction ICreative Writing4A creative writing workshop in fiction. There will be extensive reading and writing in the genre, with an emphasis on craft, form, and peer critique. Prerequisite: CWR 150. Fall, odd or spring, even of junior or senior year.
CWR 280Poetry ICreative Writing4A creative writing workshop in poetry. There will be extensive reading and writing in the genre, with an emphasis on craft, form, and peer critique. Prerequisite: CWR 150. Fall, odd or spring, odd of junior or senior year. $15 course fee.
CWR 290Creative NonfictionCreative Writing4A creative writing workshop in memoir. There will be extensive reading and writing in the genre, with an emphasis on craft, form, and peer critique. Prerequisite: CWR 150 or consent of the instructor. Fall, even academic years.
CWR 325Creative Writing FormsCreative Writing3A study of specific approaches to craft and technique in creative writing. An exploration of the scaffolding that underpins creative writing, through detailed critical reading, analysis, and diagramming, with special attention to form and genre and how to apply such approaches effectively in the writer’s own work. Fall, even academic years.
CWR 370Fiction IICreative Writing4A continuation of CWR XXX, with added emphasis on new techniques for crafting fiction, as well as more experimentation with prose form and style. A larger body of creative work than that produced in CWR 2XX will be expected. Prerequisites: CWR 270 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Spring, even academic years.
CWR 380Poetry IICreative Writing4A continuation of CWR 280, with added emphasis on new techniques for crafting poetry, as well as more experimentation with poetic form and style. A larger body of creative work than that produced in CWR 280 will be expected. Prerequisites: CWR 280 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 210. Spring, odd academic years. $15 course fee.
CWR 385Prof Development in Creative WritingCreative Writing1JuniorA course designed to help students succeed in their internships. Readings and discussions center on professionalism, negotiation, communication skills, and fostering collegiality, as well as the relationship between the internship and future career plans. Same as ENG 385. Junior year. Credit does not count toward the major. Corequisite: SNT 489, ENG 482, or CWR 482. Fall.
CWR 499Senior Competency PracticumCreative Writing0Students in creative writing produce thirty pages of polished writing, which counts for three-fourths of their grade. The public presentation of that writing counts for one-fourth of their grade. The grade students earn on the comprehensive exam will appear on their transcript. Spring.

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