CW – Creative Writing

CW 505 TEACHING SEMINAR (3-0-3)(F). Theory and practice of teaching college-level introductory creative writing classes for Teaching Assistants in the Creative Writing Program.  Readings, preparation of class materials, and practice conducting class. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

CW 507 SMALL PRESS PRODUCTION (3-0-3)(S). A practicum course that studies the manuscript selection and preparation, design, editing, distribution, and promotion practices of small presses with the intention of preparing students to write, design, and submit manuscripts for publication. Students acquire hands-on experience with Ahsahta Press. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST.

CW 508 LITERARY JOURNAL EDITING AND PUBLISHING (3-0-3)(F/S). A course that studies literary magazines and journals with the intention of preparing students to submit their own work for publication, as well as develop hands-on editorial skills and experience by assisting with The Idaho Review. May be repeated twice for credit. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST

CW 509 (ENGL 509) BOOK ARTS (3-0-3)(S). A historical survey of various aspects of bookmaking, including papermaking, typography, printing, binding, and desktop publishing, as well as book distribution/ marketing, and production of artist’s and eccentric bookworks. Course culminates in production of a classroom edition of each student’s original writings or art works in an appropriate format devised by the student. PREREQ: Admission to program or PERM/INST.

CW 522 POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP (3-0-3)(F/S). An advanced workshop in poetry. Students will write poems, submit their work for the critique of the workshop and contribute to the discussion of others’ writing. Readings may be assigned to address particular issues of craft and genre. Repeatable for credit; course must be taken a minimum of four times if this is the degree candidate’s genre. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST.

CW 523 FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP (3-0-3)(F/S). An advanced workshop in fiction. Students will write fiction, submit their work for the critique of the workshop and contribute to the discussion of others’ writing. Readings may be assigned to address particular issues of craft and genre. Repeatable for credit; course must be taken a minimum of four times if this is the degree candidate’s genre. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST.

CW 524 CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP (3-0-3)(F/S). An advanced workshop in creative nonfiction. Students will write creative nonfiction, submit their work for the critique of the workshop and contribute to the discussion of others’ writing. Readings may be assigned to address particular issues of craft and genre. Repeatable for credit; course must be taken a minimum of four times if this is the degree candidate’s genre. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST.

CW 527 SMALL PRESS EDITORIAL SEMINAR (3-0-3)(F/S). A practicum course with an emphasis on the editorial processes of a small literary press, this course is for students who have completed CW 507. Students will read, select, copyedit, and proofread manuscripts in consultation with the editor of Ahsahta Press. They will also look at the larger question of creating a “list” for the publisher, taking into account how books may complement each other and how they might be best marketed. May be repeated twice for credit. PREREQ: CW 507 or PERM/INST.

CW 532 FORM AND THEORY OF POETRY (3-0-3)(F/S). An intensive study of aspects of craft in poetry. Course will expose students to particular methods, approaches, and techniques in poetry and their aesthetic effects. May be taken three times for credit. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST.

CW 533 FORM AND THEORY OF FICTION (3-0-3)(F/S). An intensive study of aspects of craft in fiction. Course will expose students to particular methods, approaches, and techniques in fiction and their aesthetic effects. May be taken three times for credit. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST.

CW 534 FORM AND THEORY OF CREATIVE NONFICTION (3-0-3)(F/S). An intensive study of aspects of craft in creative nonfiction. Course will expose students to particular methods, approaches, and techniques in creative nonfiction and their aesthetic effects. May be taken twice for credit. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST.

Refer to the University-wide Graduate Courses section in this catalog for additional course offerings.

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