Courses in Creative Writing

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CRWT 2400 Introduction to Creative Writing (4 semester hours).

Students will study the forms, techniques, and processes of fiction, poetry, or script writing by reading models and practicing their own writing. Students will discuss their own writing in the context of readings from traditional and contemporary works. The specific focus of the course will vary from year to year.

CRWT 3000 Reading and Writing Fiction (4 semester hours).

An advanced course in the reading and writing of fiction. Class will be based on the workshop model, and time will be divided between discussing fiction by writers outside the class and students in it. Offered in alternate years.

CRWT 3100 Reading and Writing Poetry (4 semester hours).

An advanced course in the reading and writing of poetry. Class time will be divided between discussing poetry by writers outside the class and students in it. Offered in alternate years.

CRWT 3200 Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction (4 sem. hours).

Students will read and study examples of published nonfiction (the personal essay, the memoir, etc.) and will write their own creative nonfiction. Prerequisite: CRWT 2400 or by petitioning the instructor. Offered occasionally.

CRWT 3750—3752 Special Topics in Creative Writing (1, 2, or 4 sem. hours).

The topic of this course will vary from playwriting or screenwriting to creative writing in another genre or medium not regularly offered. The course might be offered by a visiting artist or scholar. Offered occasionally.

CRWT 3760–3762 Special Projects in Creative Writing (1, 2, or 4 sem. hours).

This course is designed for students who want to pursue an independent writing project beyond work done in one of the established courses. Students must obtain permission of the instructor to register for this option.

CRWT 4900 Senior Workshop in Creative Writing (4 sem. hours).

CRWT 4900 is the final course for creative writing majors and minors and is required of all students in the creative writing program. Students will complete a substantial semester-long creative project and engage in the reading of specimen texts in multiple genres. Offered in spring.

CRWT HI–HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1–4 sem. hours).