Literary Arts Capstone–Advanced Projects in Creative Writing and Literary Studies

Spring 2021
Junior - Senior
Class Size: 25
12 Credits per quarter
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This advanced, upper-division, 12-credit literary arts workshop provides students with a forum for developing capstone projects in creative writing and/or literary theory/studies/criticism. It is designed for students who already have a dedicated, intensive writing practice and for whom writing is a central passion and focus. Program work entails in-class writing exercises; craft talks and discussions; reading literature that ranges widely in form and content; and sharing works in progress in workshop groups. Regular program requirements include but are not limited to: bringing original writing to workshop group meetings on schedule; reading and critiquing the work of other participants; meeting deadlines; thoughtful revision; attendance at all required class meetings and faculty conferences; a reading/presentation of capstone work; and completion of all assignments. Your final narrative evaluation will be based on your manuscript and your class participation. The program is encouraged for seniors concentrating in the Literary Arts Path of Study though it is open to dedicated, serious upper division writers from any path.  

To successfully participate in this program, students should have access to a computer and internet access. The class entails 9 hours a week of synchronous learning. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous (in person or remote) participation if conditions require. Our approach will emphasize participation in synchronous (live) sessions; however, if students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with faculty to pursue alternate options to earn related credit.


Spring 2021 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

Jr - Sr (12): 30031

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Preparatory For

Creative writing, journalism, publishing

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DateRevision 2020-12-16 This program is now 12 credits (was 16)