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ENGL 501 - Fiction Workshop I
An intensive study of the writing of fiction, focusing on advanced techniques of prosody, narration, exposition, descriptive detail, scenic development, point of view, and other elements of fiction. All instruction and discussion are revision-based. Students must make two submissions of at least 8 to 25 pages during the residency and four submissions of equal length in the Distance Workshop component of the semester. 3 credit hours.

ENGL 502 - Fiction Workshop II, ENGL 601 - Fiction Workshop III, ENGL 602 - Fiction Workshop IV
A continuation of the intensive study of the writing of fiction. 3 credit hours each.

ENGL 511 - Poetry Workshop I

An intensive study of the writing of poetry, focusing on advanced techniques of imagery, rhythm, and poetic structure. All instruction and discussion are revision-based. Students must submit at least 5 to 10 pages of work during the residency and four submissions of equal length in the Distance Workshop component of the semester. 3 credit hours.

ENGL 512 - Poetry Workshop II, ENGL 611 - Poetry Workshop III, ENGL 612 - Poetry Workshop IV
A continuation of the intensive study of the writing of poetry. 3 credit hours each.

ENGL 521 - Creative Nonfiction Workshop I
An intensive study of the writing of creative nonfiction, focusing on advanced techniques of prosody, exposition, descriptive detail, and narrative voice. All instruction and discussion are revision-based. Students must make two submissions of at least 8 to 25 pages during the residency and four submissions of equal length in the Distance Workshop component of the semester. 3 credit hours.

ENGL 522 - Creative Nonfiction Workshop II, ENGL 621 - Creative Nonfiction Workshop III, ENGL 622 - Creative Nonfiction Workshop IV
A continuation of the intensive study of the writing of creative nonfiction. 3 credit hours each.

ENGL 531 - Writing for Stage and Screen Workshop I
An intensive study of writing for stage and screen, focusing on Aristotle's "elements of drama," that is: plot, character, thought, diction, spectacle, and music. Because plays/screenplays are written to be performed, theatrical and filmic considerations figure into the actual writing of the script. To write a play/screenplay is to understand that the written text interacts with design choices (costumes, lighting, set, and sound), an actor's interpretation, and a director's point of view. All instruction and discussion is revision-based. Students must make two submissions of at least 8-25 pages during the residency and four submissions of at least equal length in the Distance Workshop component of the semester. 3 credit hours.

ENGL 532 - Writing for Stage and Screen Workshop II, ENGL 631 - Writing for Stage and Workshop III , ENGL 632 - Writing for Stage and Screen Workshop IV
A continuation of the intensive study of dramatic writing. 3 credit hours each.

ENGL 650 - Gateway Seminar on Topics in Creative Writing
A series of three-day seminars uniquely focused on the professional development of creative writers, focusing on different topics during each of the four required residencies. Students are required to take four Gateway Seminars for completion of the degree. All students must read required texts in advance of the seminars and file one-page response papers on each of the texts prior to the residency. 3 credit hours.

ENGL 651 - Craft Seminars on Topics in Creative Writing
A series of individual seminars focused on issues of theory and practice in creative writing. Students
must take three Craft Seminars during each of the four required residencies, with a total of 12 Craft Seminars required for completion of the degree. All students must read required texts in advance of the seminars and file a two-page response paper on two of the seminars prior to the residency. 1 credit hour each.

ENGL 671 - Thesis Hours
Independent study with a faculty member chosen as the thesis advisor, working toward completion of the required Master's thesis. Students will register for thesis hours twice, during the third and fourth semesters, with the hours to be awarded upon the completion of the thesis. 3 credit hours.

ENGL 672 - Craft Seminar Preparation
Independent study with a faculty member chosen as an advisor to help the student formulate his or her presentation of a Craft Seminar in the graduating residency, as required for the completion of the degree. Students will register for craft seminar preparation twice, during the third and fourth semesters, with the hours to be awarded upon the completion of all degree requirements. 3 credit hours.

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