ENGL 236 Introduction to Creative Writing 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that acquaints students with the techniques involved in the writing of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. Student work is read in class and critiqued, and models of good writing are used to illustrate various techniques and forms. Prerequisite: ENGL 203 (or 570+ on the EEE, or 283+ on the CBT, 116+ on the IBT). Each semester.
ENGL 237 Creative Non-Fiction 3.0; 3 cr.
This course will focus on the writing of memoir, biography, reportage, and reflective essays. Workshop discussions will be supplemented by exercises and readings selected from creative non-fiction texts. Students will be required to produce and develop a portfolio of their own original material. Prerequisite: ENGL 203 (or 570+ on the EEE, or 283+ on the CBT, 116+ on the IBT). Each semester.
ENGL 239 Screenwriting 3.0; 3 cr.
In this course students will read and analyze screenplays, view films based on those screenplays, read theoretical texts on screenwriting and filmmaking and write screenplays. Students will also learn the technical terminology and format used in professional screenwriting, but the focus on the course will be on workshop readings and critiques of students' scenes. Students will be required to write their own original screenplay. Annually.
ENGL 249 Fiction Writing 3.0; 3 cr.
This course offers students the opportunity to study and engage in the process of writing fiction. A variety of books will be examined from a practitioner's perspective. They will be used as models for writing and to discuss the craft that informs them. Students will be required to produce and develop in a workshop setting a portfolio of their own original material. Prerequisite: ENGL 236. Annually.
ENGL 250 Poetry Writing 3.0; 3 cr.
This course introduces students to a variety of traditional and experimental poetic composition techniques and philosophies through the reading and discussion of theoretical and literary texts. Students will be required to produce and develop within a workshop setting a substantial portfolio of poems in varying styles and formats. Prerequisite: ENGL 236. Annually.
ENGL 251 Playwriting 3.0; 3 cr.
In this course students will develop and enhance playwriting skills by reading and analyzing plays from various traditions, reading theoretical texts on theater and playwriting, and presenting in class and critiquing scenes written by students. The course will culminate in a public presentation of staged scenes written by students. Prerequisite: ENGL 236. Annually.