Following is a comprehensive list of writing courses offered by the English Department. Please check the current Schedule of Classes for a listing of the courses offered this semester.
11000: Freshman Composition
The longer paper, and practice in essay forms. 3 HR./WK., PLUS CONF.; 3 CR.
21000: Introduction to Academic Writing
Practice in the styles and forms of expository writing required in specific disciplines. Readings that acquaint students with standards of good writing in their field. Prereq: English 11000 or exemption on the basis of the placement test. 3 HR./WK., PLUS CONF.; 3 CR.
21001: Writing for Humanities and the Arts
21002: Writing for the Social Sciences
21003: Writing for the Sciences
21007: Writing for Engineering
23000: Writing Workshop in Prose
Emphasis on development of a prose style appropriate to a given disciplinary or work-world context. Prereq. Eng. 21000. May be repeated for credit when focus varies. 3 HR./WK., PLUS CONF.; 3 CR.
All Creative Writing courses are conducted by teachers who are themselves professional creative writers sensitive to the efforts of the beginning writer. Interested students should check the available descriptions for information concerning specific sections each term.
22000: Introductory Workshop in Creative Writing
For students who wish to explore the various areas of creative writing. May be taken twice for credit. 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.
32000: Workshop in Fiction
More advanced than 22000, for students who wish to concentrate on the writing of fiction. Reading and analyzing contemporary short stories, and writing stories that will be discussed in class with other students and in regular conferences. May be taken three times for credit. (W) 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.
32100: Workshop in Poetry
More advanced than 22000, for students who wish to concentrate on the writing of poetry. Regular conferences. May be taken twice for credit. 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.
32200: Workshop in Drama
More advanced than 22000, for students who wish to concentrate on the writing of drama. Work in both the one-act and full length play forms. Student work will be the basis for class readings and discussions. Regular conferences. May be taken twice for credit. (W) 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.
32300: Workshop in Film and Television
Writing scripts for film and television. Regular conferences. (W) 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.
32400: Reading and Writing Children’s Literature
This course investigates all the essential aspects of writing for children, including: language/appropriate vocabulary, voice, audience, theme, style and technique. Fiction and poetry are examined. The skills of editing, revision, and presentation are explored. 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.