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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CRW6934
Tracking Number - 1741

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-05-14
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2006-10-02
  2. Department: English
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 122300
  5. Contact Person: Rita Ciresi
  6. Phone: 9749570
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: CRW
  9. Number: 6934
  10. Full Title: Special Topics in Creative Writing
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Spec. Topics Creative Writing
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: This course will offer coverage of current topics in creative writing based on student demand and instructor interest. Topics offered may include memoir, novel writing, screenwriting, and editing and publishing.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This new course will be an integral part of the proposed M.F.A. in creative writing program, which will offer concentrations in fiction and poetry. CRW 6934 will give graduate students the chance to study alternate forms and genres. It also will lend fl
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? The course will count as three credits toward the completion of the following programs: the current M.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing, the proposed M.F.A. program in creative writing, and the graduate certificate in creative writing. The course also will be open by permit to all degree-seeking students in English and English Education. Enrollments in graduate creative writing courses at USF have been high; for instance, Fiction Writing and Nonfiction Writing often enroll the full fifteen students permitted into the course, with waiting lists kept by the instructors. The course is part of a required sequence in the M.F.A. program.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? At the present time, faculty who wish to teach alternate forms of writing have the opportunity to offer the course under the prefix LIT 6934, Selected Topics in Literature. This course was offered only once (in the summer of 2006) with a concentration in
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The course will be taught by the creative writing faculty: Rita Ciresi (associate profesor of English), John Fleming (associate professor of English), and Jay Hopler (assistant professor of English). Visiting instructors qualified to teach graduate students also may offer the course. We expect most visiting instructors will hold the terminal degree in creative writing (M.F.A. or Ph.D.).
  29. Objectives: To expose students to a variety of forms and genres and to widen their knowledge of different styles of creative writing.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will gain practice reading and writing in a variety of literary forms and genres. Their original work initially will be evaluated through group workshops and individual consultations with the instructor; the final grade will be based on extensive revision of these original manuscripts.
  31. Major Topics: Topics offered on a rotating basis may include memoir, the young adult novel, novel writing, prose poem/flash fiction, travel narrative, screenwriting, and editing and publishing.
  32. Textbooks: Current texts and anthologies chosen by the instructor.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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