Advanced Seminar in Writing

Michael W. Cox, Advanced Seminar in Writing, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This course will help students prepare for a career in writing after college, whether their path includes a full-time job, free-lancing, contracting or grad school. Students will propose and then assemble a portfolio in a chosen genre (fiction, poetry, playwriting, creative nonfiction, magazine, PR, tech writing, or digital writing) that includes new work and, if the student desires, revised work from earlier courses (no more than 50% total pages of the latter); prepare job and grad-school applications, including letter and resume and a statement of purpose; select markets for their writing and prepare submissions; attend craft talks with and readings by publishing writers; and participate in Q&A sessions with professionals who earn a living as writers. Readings and workshops will be multi-genre, which means all students will be reading and discussing work outside their chosen area. The course will culminate with a reading by students on December 7, when portfolios are due.

Materials Needed:

The Elements of Style, 4th ed.

Syllabus: 

Michael W. Cox, Advanced Seminar in Writing, Fall 2015

Course Description

This seminar provides a capstone experience for English writing majors and students intensely committed to writing. It is assumed that students come to the seminar having taken a fairly broad range of both English writing and literature courses. Students will complete an original manuscript in a genre of their choice (e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction). Manuscripts will be evaluated by an approved outside reader as well as the instructor. Class hours will be devoted to workshop critiques and discussing contemporary issues of form and theory related to the written arts. Prerequisite: ENGWRT 0050 or ENGWRT 0053

Required Texts:

The Elements of Style, 4th ed. is available at the UPJ Bookstore

Syllabus: 

Michael W. Cox, Advanced Seminar in Writing, Fall 2013

Course Description

This seminar provides a capstone experience for English writing majors and students intensely committed to writing. It is assumed that students come to the seminar having taken a fairly broad range of both English writing and literature courses. Students will complete an original manuscript in a genre of their choice (e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction). Manuscripts will be evaluated by an approved outside reader as well as the instructor. Class hours will be devoted to workshop critiques and discussing contemporary issues of form and theory related to the written arts. Prerequisite: ENGWRT 0050 or ENGWRT 0053

Required Texts:

The Elements of Style, 4th ed. is available at the UPJ Bookstore

Syllabus: 
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