ENGL 4176. Advanced Topics in Creative Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Any three of the following courses ENGL 3105, ENGL 3106, ENGL 3107, ENGL 3108, ENGL 3109. A multigenre workshop requiring the production and in-class critique of students' original writing in the course’s topic area. Possible topics include but are not limited to subgenres such as science-fiction, young adult, fantasy, crime, and eco-writing. The course entails some written analysis of the work of published writers and, especially, of fellow students' work. Some writing assignments may include work in specific genres, others in genres of a student’s own choosing.
ENGL 4175. Creative Writing Capstone (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Any three of the following ENGL 3105, ENGL 3106, ENGL 3107, ENGL 3108, ENGL 3109 with a minimum grade of C. In consultation with a creative writing faculty member, students will plan, propose, and write a chapbook of 15-20 pages in the mode of their choosing, including a collection of poems, two or three short stories, a lyric essay, a short film, a one-act play, a cycle of flash fictions, a dramatic monologue, or an extended work in a hybrid-form. This is an intensive summative project and will demonstrate the students’ mastery of formal techniques and narrative strategies. The course will also include the opportunity for directed reading and discussions of published works, authors, and traditions that influence or inform the chapbook project.