Eric C. Schwerer

Eric C. Schwerer, Poetry Writing, Spring 2016

Course Description

Through writing exercises, close and extensive reading of modern and contemporary poetry, and intense revision of their own poetry, students will be introduced to the forms, elements, and techniques of poetry writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

A Poetry Handbook, Mary Oliver

Syllabus: 

Eric C. Schwerer, Introduction to Creative Writing, Spring 2016

Course Description

This course offers students an introductory study of the written arts. Through the close reading of modern and contemporary texts and guided experimentation in a variety of genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction), students will examine, explore, and discuss the creative process. Class may be taken by freshman English writing majors. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or 0006.

Required Texts:

-Imaginative Writing, Janet Burroway, FOURTH EDITION

Eric C. Schwerer, Composition 1, Spring 2016

Course Description

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose. Required of all freshmen.

Required Texts:

-Rules for Writers, Diana Hacker, 7th or 8th edition
-Forever, Judy Bloom
-The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
-Monster, Walter Dean Myers
-Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
-Every Day, David Levithan
-The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Syllabus: 

Eric C. Schwerer, Introduction to Creative Writing, Fall 2015

Course Description

This course offers students an introductory study of the written arts. Through the close reading of modern and contemporary texts and guided experimentation in a variety of genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction), students will examine, explore, and discuss the creative process. Class may be taken by freshman English writing majors. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or 0006.

Required Texts:

Imaginative Writing, Janet Burroway, THIRD EDITION

Eric C. Schwerer, Playwriting, Fall 2015

Course Description

A beginning course in writing for the stage. Starting with short scenes, students will work toward understanding the craft and art of constructing theater stories to be performed by actors. The final project will be a one-act play. Throughout there will be emphasis on the stage effectiveness of the writing and opportunity for informal performance of student scripts. Cross-listed as THEA 1765. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

none

Syllabus: 

Eric C. Schwerer, Poetry Writing, Fall 2015

Course Description

Through writing exercises, close and extensive reading of modern and contemporary poetry, and intense revision of their own poetry, students will be introduced to the forms, elements, and techniques of poetry writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

A Poetry Handbook, Mary Oliver

Syllabus: 

Eric C. Schwerer, Introduction to Creative Writing, Fall 2014

Course Description

This course offers students an introductory study of the written arts. Through the close reading of modern and contemporary texts and guided experimentation in a variety of genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction), students will examine, explore, and discuss the creative process. Class may be taken by freshman English writing majors. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or 0006.

Required Texts:

None

Syllabus: 

Eric C. Schwerer, Advanced Poetry Writing, Fall 2014

Course Description

This upper-level poetry writing course offers students who have mastered fundamental skills and who are familiar with basic issues of craft and form a workshop environment in which to compose and revise a significant group of poems. The course will include the close reading and study of some important works of modern and contemporary poetry. Prerequisite: ENGWRT 0050 or ENGWRT 0053

Required Texts:

-An Exaltation of Forms, edited by Annie Finch and Kathrine Varnes

Syllabus: 

Eric C. Schwerer, Playwriting, Fall 2014

Course Description

A beginning course in writing for the stage. Starting with short scenes, students will work toward understanding the craft and art of constructing theater stories to be performed by actors. The final project will be a one-act play. Throughout there will be emphasis on the stage effectiveness of the writing and opportunity for informal performance of student scripts. Cross-listed as THEA 1765. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-7.5”x 9.5” Mead Composition Book (70 to 100 sheets [140 to 200 pages]), or something similar
-5-or-so binder clips

Syllabus: 

Eric C. Schwerer, Poetry Writing, Spring 2011

Course Description

Through writing exercises, close and extensive reading of modern and contemporary poetry, and intense revision of their own poetry, students will be introduced to the forms, elements, and techniques of poetry writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-A Poetry Handbook, Mary Oliver
-Becoming Ebony, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley
-Where The Road Turns, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

Syllabus: 

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