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Creative Writing Certificate Program

Courses - Spring 2013

January 14 - April 23, 2013

English 205 Creative Writing focuses on student production of original work which may include fiction, poetry, memoir and dramatic writing. Students will do extensive reading as well as writing and develop the critical vocabulary needed to discuss these genres from a writer’s point of view. They will develop these skills through a number of activities, including different forms of writing inside and outside of the classroom and peer evaluation in the form of writing workshops. Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

English 205 11559 001 3 Main Campus
M 6-9:20 pm
Quinn Eli
English 205 11560 002 3 Main Campus
MWF 9:10 am -10:10 pm
Alex Bove
English 205 14666 003 3 Main Campus
TR 12:45 am-2:10 pm
Kelly McQuain
English 205 13406 900 3 Online David Renshaw

For the first time, we are offering Creative Writing at the West Philadelphia campus!

English 205 17220 019 3 WER
R 6:30 am-9:45 pm
Barry George

English 281 Fiction Writing will allow students to continue longer fiction projects begun in English 205 or elsewhere. Students will further develop a critical vocabulary for the genre and study contemporary literature from the perspectives of fiction writers rather than readers. They will participate in specialized, intensive workshops and learn skills needed by the professional fiction writer, especially editing and revising. Manuscript placement will also be discussed. Prerequisite: ENGL 205 or permission of the Department Head.

English 281 13343 001 3 Main Campus
T 6:00-9:20 pm
Simone Zelitch

English 282 Scriptwriting will focus on scriptwriting and enable students to continue longer projects begun in English 205 or elsewhere. Students will develop a critical vocabulary for scriptwriting and study contemporary dramatic literature from the perspectives of writers rather than readers. They will participate in specialized, intensive workshops and learn skills needed by the professional script writer, especially editing, revising and manuscript placement. Prerequisite: ENGL 205 or permission of the Department Head.

English 282 14792 001 3 Main Campus
TR 9:35-11 am
Brarailty (Rel) Dowdell

English 283 Nonfiction Writing: Memoir and Literary Journalism will allow students who have already been introduced to expository writing to concentrate on nonfiction writing projects, research, and workshops with a community of writers. Students will complete a variety of non-fiction writing projects, including memoir and literary journalism, and will engage in research, editing, revision, and textual analysis. Students will develop a TR critical vocabulary relevant to nonfiction and study models in nonfiction from the perspectives of writers rather than readers. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or ENGL 205.

English 283 16615 001 3 Main Campus
R 12:30-3:45 pm
Jeffrey Lee

English 285 Portfolio Development is designed for students enrolled in the certificate program in Creative Writing and is one of the last requirements for completion of the program. Students complete a portfolio of creative works and practice advanced editing and revision skills as well as textual analysis. The class consists of brief lectures, writing workshops and seminars on practical matters of interest to working writers. Individual conferences between students and the instructor may be used to complement group activities; special projects and activities may take place outside the classroom in an effort to connect the students to resources and writing communities beyond the College. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the certificate program in Creative Writing and ENGL 280, ENGL 281, ENGL 282 or ENGL 283. Corequisite: One additional advanced creative writing course. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

English 285 16149 001 3 Main Campus
R 12:45-3:50 pm
Jeffrey Markovitz