CW 100A: Introduction to Creative Writing
For students interested in exploring creative writing, where we examine the rich possibilities of the craft, learn how to read like writers, and work collaboratively to generate, shape, and workshop student stories, personal narratives, essays and poems.
CW 201A: Writing Workshop: Introduction to Fiction
An introduction to prosody and the craft of poetry in traditional forms. Extensive work in meter and scansion. Write in various forms, e.g., the sonnet, villanelle, ballad, sestina, rondeau, blank verse and others.
CW 202A: WritingWrkshp:Intro to Fiction
An introduction to scene writing, character development, and other narrative techniques that are commonly applied in the short story, novel, screenplay and an array of other storytelling genres. Students will read published authors, spend the semester crafting their own creative works, and present polished pieces for peer critique.
CW 204A: Creative Nonfiction
In this course, students will learn and practice the craft of storytelling through writing for film and television. In addition to workshop, we will read, annotate, and discuss a diverse range of screenplays.
CW 205A: Introduction to Journalism
Study and practice the print news story. Explore other forms of news writing and electronic media. Identify and discuss the social, legal, and ethical issues facing the press.
CW1 210A: Internship: Eckerd Review
Internship with Eckerd Review is a year-long directed study that examines the conventions and best practices of literary editing and publishing. Students will develop the knowledge, language, and skills necessary to curate, edit, and produce the student-run literary journal, Eckerd Review. Students develop their skills through coursework in the fall semester and put their knowledge to practice in the spring semester. Two semesters required for one credit.
CW2 210A: Internship: Eckerd Review
Internship with Eckerd Review is a year-long directed study that examines the conventions and best practices of literary editing and publishing. Students will develop the knowledge, language, and skills necessary to curate, edit, and produce the student-run literary journal, Eckerd Review. Students develop their skills through coursework in the fall semester and put their knowledge to practice in the spring semester.
CW1 215A: Internship:The Current 1st Sem
A practicum with the student newspaper, The Current, including basics in newsroom management, reporting, and writing. Students work on all issues over two semesters, complete formal, complementary coursework, and receive one course credit.
CW2 215A: Internship:The Current 2nd Sem
A practicum with the student newspaper, The Current, including basics in newsroom management, reporting, and writing. Students work on all issues over two semesters, complete formal, complementary coursework, and receive one course credit. Prerequisite: CW1 215A.
CW 301: Writing Workshop: The Memoir as Story
Read major figures in contemporary poetry and work toward an understanding of one's self as a writer and of the world and words to create mature works that communicate with an audience. Prerequisite: CW 201A.
CW 303: Writing Workshop: Intermediate Fiction
Continued emphasis on the craft of revision, development of an individual voice, critical and analytical writing and speaking. Prerequisite: CW 201A.
CW 306: Writing Workshop: Intermediate Poetry
Read major figures in contemporary poetry and work toward an understanding of one's self as a writer and of the world and words to create mature works that communicate with an audience. Prerequisite: CW 200A.
CW 310A: Craft of Writing
Students will review grammar, poetic and narrative rhetoric and analyze literary texture. Prerequisite: CW200A Writing Workshop: Poetry, CW201A Writing Workshop: Short Fiction, any composition course, or junior standing.
CW 320: Advanced Journalism
Every journalist begins as a beat reporter. Students will develop the necessary skills toward covering beats in crime, politics, arts, lifestyle, sports, and culture, and will acquaint themselves with the ideas of notable journalists. Prerequisite is CW 220A, or permission from the instructor for those with experience in college level journalism.
CW 334A: Writing Workshop: One-Act Play
Writing one-act plays, reading short plays, including traditional and experimental forms. Emphasis on rewriting, the development of works through several phases of composition.
CW 336: Writing Workshop: Screenwriting
Students write one full-length feature film script (approximately 90-120 pages in length). View movies and parts of movies as examples of the craft of screenwriting in and out of class. The film medium is perhaps the primary narrative art form of our time, entertaining but often not merely entertainment. Concentrate on serious screenwriting, attempt to tell complex and intellectually challenging stories by means of a visual rhetoric. Prerequisite: CW 226
CW 340: Avant-garde Poetry
Avant-garde poetry will explore the possibilities of poetry on and off the printed page. We will create work in response to surrealism, visual and concrete poetry, illustrated poetry, sound poetry and haptic poetry. Prerequisite: CW 200A, IA 200, or AR 101A.
CW 348A: Writing Workshop: Feature Writing
Students write the feature - the longer, expanded, research-based, journalistic form focused on storytelling. This workshop examines techniques in reportage, point-of-view, narrative structure, and storycraft. Students analyze some of the finest features published in the last thirty years, develop their own features, workshop, revise, and query the features market. Prerequisite: CW204A or CW220A.
CW 361A: Writing Workshop: Travel Writing
Read travel writing in daily newspapers and travel magazines Travel to local places of interest and exotic locales. Explore the travel industry, and learn marketing, research, and observation.
CW 401: Publishing and the Writing Career
Read and discuss books of poetry by contemporary poets, working toward an understanding of the conventions of contemporary poetry. Focus on the writing process. Suggestions for submitting poetry to journals.
CW 402: Writing Workshop: Adv Fiction
Read and discuss published fiction and commentary on writing. Discuss original student works. Students may submit short stories or novellas.
CW 404: Web Journalism
Directed Study course. Learn skills for writing for the Web. Students will hone newsgathering, interviewing, and writing skills for Web exclusives to the online version of the student newspaper. Pre-requisite: CW 220A.
CW 407: Writing Workshop: Lyric Essay-Hybrid of Poetry and Prose
The Lyric Essay straddles poetry and prose: it's a lyric, and it's an essay. A fascinating hybrid of creative nonfiction, it unfolds through images, wedding facts and truth with poetic distillation. The course will examine experimental forms of the lyric essay including: collage essays, braided essays, prose poems, and visual essays. Prerequisite: CW204A or CW200A
CW 410: Publishing &the Writing Career
Analyze the editorial preferences of journals and write poems, stories, essays, reviews, and interviews. Find information about publishing and learn how to use it. Revise and submit work to journals.
CW 436: Writing Workshop: Screenwriting
Write one full-length feature film script (120 pages). View and discuss classic movies. Read screenwriting texts. Small group work outside of class. Prerequisites: CW 336.
CW 450A: Writing Workshop: The Personal Essay
This course examines the forms and themes, structures and conventions of the personal essay, perhaps the most fluid and dynamic form under the creative nonfiction umbrella. The workshop considers the essay?s historical roots with particular attention to how the form is practiced by contemporary writers. Students read, analyze, exercise, compose and workshop the personal essay. Prerequisite: CW204A.
CW 498: Creative Writing Capstone
Students will write and revise work in their chosen genre and submit finished pieces for publication.
CW 499: Senior Thesis