Creative Writing

Course Offerings

WRTG–204 Copy Editing (3 credits)
Introduces the profession of writing and publishing, focusing on craft fundamentals (grammar and mechanics), publishing and copy editing, resources for writers, literary analysis, and submission procedures.
WRTG–205 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits)
Introduces basic experience and techniques of description, characterization, poetry, and narration.
WRTG–206 Introduction to Poetry Writing (3 credits)
Teaches basic forms and structures of poetry. Concentrates on techniques as well as content. Prerequisite: Writing 205 or permission of instructor.
WRTG–207 Introduction to Short Story Writing (3 credits)
Teaches elements of short story writing. Concentrates on plot construction with attention to character, dialogue, and setting. Prerequisite: Writing 205 or permission of instructor.
WRTG–306 Short Story Writing (3 credits)
Teaches techniques for creating characters and turning experiences into short stories. Prerequisite: Writing 207 or permission of instructor.
WRTG–307 Poetry Writing (3 credits)
Teaches techniques of great poets. Provides opportunity for students to write poems. Prerequisite: Writing 206 or permission of instructor.
WRTG–308 Creative Nonfiction (3 credits)
Teaches the techniques of great essayists and creative nonfiction writers. Provides opportunity for students to write essays and creative nonfiction.
WRTG–330 Special Topics in Writing (3 credits)
Topics vary and may include young-adult fiction, writing, advanced copy editing, literary translation, technical writing, form and theory of poetry, form and theory of fiction.
WRTG–390 Screenwriting (3 credits)
Teaches the techniques of screenwriting. Allows students to initiate their own screenplays. Prerequisite: Writing 207 or permission of instructor.
WRTG–480 Senior Seminar in Creative Writing (3 credits)
WRTG–490 Writing Workshop (3 credits)
Opportunity to write short stories, poems, essays, and plays with weekly discussion and criticism in a small group. May be taken three times. Prerequisite: One course in creative writing at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
WRTG–494 Writing Internship (1-6 credits)
(1-6 credits) Opportunity for on-site experience in various settings for writing experience.
WRTG–495 Creative Writing: Independent Study (1-9 credits)
(1-9 credits) Opportunity for independent work on writing projects with criticism and assistance. May be taken three times.
WRTG–EXAM Writing Proficiency
WRTG–H500 Writing Workshop (3 credits)