Creative Writing
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Courses

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300-Level Courses

ENGH 391: Forms of Poetry (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Intensive study of and practice in formal elements of poetry through analyzing models and weekly writing assignments. Depending upon specific instructor, can cover rhyme, meter, rhythm, lineation, stanza pattern, traditional and experimental forms, free verse and open-form composition, lyric, narrative, and dramatic modes.

ENGH 392: Forms of Fiction (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Intensive practice in the elements and forms of fiction, through analyzing models and completing weekly writing assignments. Covers short stories, short-shorts, longer narratives, and such elements as plot, narrative technique, dialogue, point of view, voice and style, along with tools such as evocation, description, and epiphany.

ENGH 393: Forms of Nonfiction (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Intensive study of and practice in various forms of nonfiction writing, through analyzing models and completing weekly writing assignments. Includes in-depth discussion and practice in such forms as biographies, documentaries, editorials, interviews, reports, reviews, and essays.

ENGH 396: Introduction to Creative Writing (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 Spring 2017 Summer 2017 

Assignments include writing exercises and original works of poetry and fiction. May also include drama or creative nonfiction. Includes reading assignments in covered genres, and may include oral presentations or in-class performance. Original student work read and discussed in class and conference with instructor.

500-Level Courses

ENGH 564: Form of Poetry (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Students seeking permission must submit typed manuscript of original poetry. Intensive study of and practice in formal elements of poetry through analyzing models and weekly or biweekly writing assignments. Intended for students already writing original poetry. Covers rhyme, meter, rhythm, lineation, stanza pattern, traditional and experimental forms, free verse and open-form composition, lyric, narrative, and dramatic modes.

ENGH 565: Forms of Nonfiction (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Intensive study of and practice in various forms of nonfiction writing through analyzing models and weekly writing assignments. Includes biographies, documentaries, editorials, interviews, reports, reviews, and essays.

ENGH 566: Forms of Fiction (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Students seeking permission must submit typed manuscript of original fiction. Intensive practice in formal elements of fiction through analyzing models and weekly or biweekly writing assignments. Intended for students already writing original fiction. Covers description, narration, plot, dialogue, voice, point of view, style, epiphany, and antifiction techniques.

600-Level Courses

ENGH 608: Craft Seminars (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2017 Fall 2017 

Non-MFA students seeking permission must submit manuscript of original written work in appropriate genre. Various sections offer work in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, each focusing in different ways on the practices and the craft development of writers. Numerous writing assignments mixed with reading followed by careful analytical and craft discussions.

ENGH 616: Nonfiction Writing Workshop (1-6 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2017 

Intensive practice in craft of nonfiction and study of creative process. Intended for students already familiar with traditional and contemporary nonfiction, and already writing original nonfiction.

ENGH 617: Poetry Writing Workshop (1-6 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2017 Fall 2017 

Intensive practice in craft of poetry and study of creative process. Intended for students already familiar with traditional and contemporary poetic modes and already writing original poetry.

ENGH 618: Fiction Writing Workshop (1-6 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2017 Fall 2017 

Intensive practice in craft of fiction and study of creative process. Intended for students already familiar with traditional and contemporary fiction and already writing original fiction.

ENGH 619: Special Topics in Writing (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2017 Fall 2017 

Workshop course. Intensive practice in creative writing and study of creative process. Concentrates on specialized literary type other than short story, such as essay, playwriting, film writing, children's literature, travel literature, autobiography, gothic novel, and translation.

ENGH 684: Proseminar in Poetry (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

For students working on independent reading and research in poetry. Designed for students preparing to take the MFA reading exam in poetry but open to others with comparable reading projects in poetry.

ENGH 699: Workshop in English (1-3 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2017 Fall 2017 

Concentrated workshops, educational tours, independent studies, and special seminars dealing with selected topics in writing, linguistics, film, electronic media, and literature written in English.

700-Level Courses

ENGH 750: Advanced Workshop in Poetry Writing (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Intensive practice in craft of poetry for experienced writers.

ENGH 751: Advanced Workshop in Fiction Writing (1-6 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2017 

Intensive practice in craft of fiction for experienced writers.

ENGH 752: Advanced Workshop in Nonfiction Writing (1-6 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Intensive practice in craft of nonfiction for experienced writers.

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