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2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
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CRWR 303 - M.F.A. Project


Semester Hours: 3
Fall, Spring
This course represents guided instruction leading to the completion of an extended creative writing project of at least 50 pages of fiction, literary non-fiction, or dramatic writing, or of at least 35 pages of poetry. The two-semester project is required of all candidates nearing the conclusion of the M.F.A. The manuscript may be defined as the complete draft of a novella, as the first chapters of a novel, as a series of short stories, as a series of personal essays or of texts of literary non-fiction, as a cycle or a series of poems, as a full- length or an extended one-act play, as a set of one-act plays, or as a screenplay. Along with addressing the quantifiable requirements for length, the project should reflect the candidate’s best effort to compose a work of depth and breadth, of exploration and revision. It could consist of work generated from the beginning of the semester, or it may constitute a comprehensive development of previous material, culminating in a broader, deeper exploration of earlier work.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Course must be repeated once for credit. At the conclusion of 6 s.h. of CRWR 303, the project, the candidate will offer a defense of his or her work before the project adviser and one to two other members of the English department faculty. The satisfactory completion of the written work, as well as the defense, will conclude the requirements for the project. It is then awarded a grade of “CR” and, if the project is of particular merit, a designation of “Distinction.” A copy of the project is retained in the English department files.





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