Creative Writing Minor - Undergraduate - 2011 University Catalog

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CREATIVE WRITING MINOR

Complete 18 semester hours, including the following 2 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete 1 of the following sequences:

    1. FICTION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s) for 12 semester hours:

      1. Complete the following 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

        ENWR 213 Introduction to Fiction Writing 3
        ENWR 311 Intermediate Fiction Workshop 3
        ENWR 411 Advanced Fiction Workshop 3
      2. Complete one ENGL or ENLT course listed as satisfying chosen genre (FICTION) with written advisor approval.

    2. POETRY

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s) for 12 semester hours:

      1. Complete the following 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

        ENWR 212 Introduction to Poetry Writing 3
        ENWR 312 Intermediate Poetry Workshop 3
        ENWR 412 Advanced Poetry Workshop 3
      2. Complete one ENGL or ENLT course listed as satisfying chosen genre (POETRY) with written advisor approval.

  2. ELECTIVES

    Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours in two genres other than that of the required four-course sequence:

    1.  

      ENWR 205 Creative Nonfiction 3
      ENWR 212 Introduction to Poetry Writing 3
      ENWR 213 Introduction to Fiction Writing 3
      ENWR 215 Beginning Drama Workshop 3
      ENWR 250 Special Topics in Writing 3
      ENWR 318 Intermediate Drama Workshop 3
      THTR 391 Playwriting 3
    2. 1 of the following may also be used:

      ARFM 310 Screenwriting I 3
      ENFL 310 Screenwriting I 3
    3. 1 of the following may also be used:

      ARFM 410 Screenwriting II 3
      ENFL 410 Screenwriting II 3

Course Descriptions:

ARFM310: Screenwriting I

The art and craft of writing for the screen will be both studied and practiced. After studying the fundamentals of effecive cinematic story construction and dialogue writing, students will be required to write a half hour film script. Cross listed with English, ENFL 310. Offered as ARFM 310 through Spring 2012. To become FILM 310 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 and ARFM 200.

ARFM410: Screenwriting II

This course is a continuation of Screenwriting I in which each student will work on a major screenwriting project: two one-half hour episodes, an hour long script or a first draft of a feature film. In developing the project, the individual needs of the student will be addressed. Cross listed with English, ENFL 410. Offered as ARFM 410 through Spring 2012. To become FILM 410 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 310.

ENFL310: Screenwriting I

The art and craft of writing for the screen will be both studied and practiced. After studying the fundamentals of effective cinematic story construction and dialogue writing, students will be required to write a half hour film script. Cross listed with Art and Design, ARFM 310. Starting Summer 2012: The art and craft of writing for the screen will be both studied and practiced. After studying the fundamentals of effective cinematic story construction and dialogue writing, students will be required to write a half hour film script. Cross listed with Art and Design, FILM 310. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 and ARFM 200.

ENFL410: Screenwriting II

This course is a continuation of Screenwriting I in which each student will work on a major screenwriting project: two one-half hour episodes, an hour long script or a first draft of a feature film. In developing the project, the individual needs of the student will be addressed. Cross listed with Art and Design, ARFM 410. Starting Summer 2012: This course is a continuation of Screenwriting I in which each student will work on a major screenwriting project: two one-half hour episodes, an hour long script or a first draft of a feature film. In developing the project, the individual needs of the student will be addressed. Cross listed with Art and Design, FILM 410. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ENWR205: Creative Nonfiction

Advanced writing skills with stress on developing a personal writing style, adapting writing style to various subjects and audiences and experimenting with different modes of exposition. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR212: Introduction to Poetry Writing

Introduction to techniques of writing poetry alongside basic instruction in form and prosody. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR213: Introduction to Fiction Writing

Introduction to techniques of writing fiction, with an emphasis on the building blocks of narrative. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR215: Beginning Drama Workshop

Introduction to writing and evaluating dramatic dialogue with consideration of the problems of form, characterization and action. Usually students will complete a one-act play. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR250: Special Topics in Writing

A course in writing not included in the regular departmental offerings. May be used by English majors as a departmental elective. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR311: Intermediate Fiction Workshop

Intermediate practice in techniques of writing fiction, with an emphasis on longer, more complex material. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 213 and departmental approval.

ENWR312: Intermediate Poetry Workshop

Intermediate practice in writing poetry through reading, workshops, and exercises in form and technique. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 212 and departmental approval.

ENWR318: Intermediate Drama Workshop

Intermediate writing of one-act and/or full-length plans with class analysis, conferences, and staged readings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 215 and departmental approval.

ENWR411: Advanced Fiction Workshop

Fiction writing with intensive class analyses, individual conferences, and completion of a capstone project. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 311 and departmental approval.

ENWR412: Advanced Poetry Workshop

Poetry writing with intensive class analyses, individual conferences, and completion of a capstone project. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 312 and departmental approval.

THTR391: Playwriting

The creation of an original script suitable for production. The cause to effect play will be investigated as well as newer trends in theatre. Investigation of marketing possibilities and the preparation of scripts for submission. Students should have a background in the technique and artistic aspects of the theatre. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 208 or departmental approval.