University of West Georgia -- Department of English and Philosophy
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118 -- Phone: (678) 839-6512 - Fax: (678) 839-4849

Course Template
The following information should be available to students as a part of all syllabi for this course.
 


Course Information
Number: ENGL 5210

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Catalog Name: Advanced Creative Writing
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Instructor Information
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Required texts and other readings/materials
  • Individual instructors may assemble a group of texts that will allow students to meet the objectives and specifications of the course. No specific texts are required.
Course description
  • An intensive experience in writing in one of the following genres: short story, poetry, or the novel.
  • A further specific description pertaining to this section of the course may be added.

Graduate Course Goals

  • Students will achieve enhanced fluency in writing within a particular genre and become conversant with issues of technique in that discipline
  •  Students will understand the defining characteristics of the specific genre studied.
  • Students will learn how to submit their writing to literary journals and magazines.
  • Students will learn to offer and receive constructive criticism in a public forum.
  • Students will develop the ability to lead a class discussion of a given topic effectively.
  • Students will develop the ability to facilitate an effective writing workshop.
  •  Students will demonstrate in both oral and written work a discipline-specific critical facility through convincing and well-supported analysis of related material.

Graduate Program Goals

  • Oral presentations in the course strengthen students' presentation skills and prepare them further for the oral comprehensive examination which is required for the M.A. degree.
  • Gaining further skills in this area prepares students for careers in teaching, writing, and advanced graduate-level study.
General topics and assignments appropriate to those topics
  • To be determined by instructor.
Assessment activities
  • To be determined by instructor.
Other policies
  • Departmental plagiarism policies
  • Other policy statements specific to this class should be included on the syllabus.
  • A detailed calendar of readings and assignments should be made available to the class at the first class meeting. A copy should be posted electronically and kept on file in the English department office.
  • Students should be expected to come to class, prepared and able to participate.
  • MLA style should be emphasized and required on out-of-class essays.
Last updated 8-9-04 --Email Susan Holland with problems or questions about the site.