2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Creative Writing
English, Philosophy & Modern Languages
(406) 657-2348

* CRWR 240 Introductory Creative Writing Workshop
[formerly ENGL 204 Fundamentals of Creative Writing]
3 cr. Prerequisite: WRIT 101. (F, Sp)  Introduces the principles and techniques of various kinds of creative writing, ranging from personal expression in simple narrative and description to basic elements of fiction and poetry.

CRWR 294 Seminar/Workshop
V1-3 cr.  Provides freshmen and sophomores an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the fields of composition, literature and language.

CRWR 294 Seminar/Workshop
V1-3 cr.  Provides freshmen and sophomores an opportunity for experimental study in an area of English or the teaching of English.

CRWR 310 Intermediate Fiction Workshop
[formerly ENGL 321 Writing Fiction]
3 cr. Prerequisite: CRWR 240 or consent of instructor. (F)  Provides extensive practice in the writing of the short story.  Considers various narrative and stylistic techniques through discussion of selected professional and class-produced work and through exercises.  Promotes versatility in writing style.  Affords individual conferences.

CRWR 311 Intermediate Poetry Workshop
[formerly ENGL 322 Writing Poetry]
3 cr. Prerequisite: CRWR 240 or consent of instructor. (Sp)  Promotes the writing of fresh, imaginative, distinctive poetry.  Covers many elements of the writing process, including the use of imagery, figurative language, metrical techniques, and specific poetic forms.  Enables students, through the production of numerous poems, to sharpen their sensitivity to the precise employment of their own language.

CRWR 312 Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop
[formerly ENGL 326 Creative Nonfiction]
3 cr. Prerequisite: CRWR 240. (Sp)  Provides extensive practice in the writing of creative nonfiction.  Considers various stylistic and technical approaches through discussion of selected professional and student-produced work and through exercises.  Promotes versatility.  Includes individual conferences.  ($10 photocopying fee).

CRWR 360 Magazine Article Writing
[formerly ENGL 323 Magazine Article Writing]
V1-3 cr. Prerequisite: WRIT 101 or consent of instructor. (odd Sp)  Provides guidance and practice in all stages of the magazine article writing process from idea through publication.  Completed articles will be the primary basis for student evaluation and the objectives of the course will be met through submission/publication of at least one article.

CRWR 410 Advanced Fiction Workshop
[formerly ENGL 421 Advanced Fiction Writing]
3 cr. Prerequisite: CRWR 310 and consent of instructor. (F)  Provides advanced practice in the writing of the short story.  Considers various narrative and stylistic techniques through discussion of selected professional and class-produced work.  Promotes versatility in writing style.  Affords individual conferences.

CRWR 411 Advanced Poetry Workshop
[formerly ENGL 422 Advanced Poetry Writing]
3 cr. Prerequisites: CRWR 311 and consent of instructor. (Sp)  Provides advanced practice in writing fresh, imaginative, distinctive poetry.  Offers continued discussion of the use of imagery, figurative language, metrical techniques, and specific poetic forms through discussion of professional and class-produced work.  Enables students to sharpen their sensitivity to the precise employment of their own language.

CRWR 412 Advanced Nonfiction Workshop
[formerly ENGL 426 Advanced Creative Nonfiction]
3 cr. Prerequisites: CRWR 312 and consent of instructor. (Sp)  Provides advanced practice in the writing of the creative nonfiction.  Considers various stylistic and technical approaches through discussion of selected professional and student-produced work.  Promotes versatility.  Includes individual conferences.

CRWR 491 Special Topics
[formerly ENGL 467 Topics in Creative Writing]
V1-3 cr. R-6. Prerequisite: upper division status.  Provides advanced study and practice in creative writing for experienced writers serious about their craft.  Course content will vary, and the course may be repeated for credit.

CRWR 492 Independent Study
V1-3 cr. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and chairperson of the department.  Provides outstanding students with an opportunity for individually guided research and study in English.  A contract describing the study must be completed at the time of enrollment and filed in the English Department office.  (Note: Not more than 6 credits of CRWR 492 may be allowed toward any program in English.)

CRWR 494 Seminar/Workshop
V1-3 cr.  Provides advanced students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of English.

CRWR 494 Seminar/Workshop
V1-3 cr.  Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of English and the teaching of English.

CRWR 498 Cooperative Education/Internship
V1-9 cr.  Provides university credit for a work experience in the area of English, supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

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