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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Courses & Current Schedule

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Courses are listed sequentially by number:

  • 200-level courses are lower-division, general education courses
  • 300- and 400-level courses are upper-division, undergraduate courses
  • 500- and 600-level courses are graduate courses

General Education (200-level) course

242: Introduction To Creative Writing
An introduction to writing poetry and short fiction. This course does not assume previous creative writing experience on the part of the student.

Undergraduate (300- and 400-level) courses

340: Form and Technique in Prose
Study of the technical underpinnings of fiction and nonfiction genres.

 

341: Form and Technique in Poetry
Study of the technical underpinnings of poetry.

 

342: Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Introduction to writing personal essays and literary journalism.

 

343: Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Introduction to writing short stories.

 

344: Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Introduction to writing poems.

 

442: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

Advanced workshop in writing personal essays and literary journalism. May be repeated with new content.
Pre: Writing course or consent from instructor

 

443: Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop
An advanced course in writing short stories and novels. May be repeated with new content.

Pre: Writing course or consent from instructor

 

444: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
An advanced course in writing poems. May be repeated with new content.

Pre: Writing course or consent from instructor

 

445: Advanced Critical Writing Workshop
An advanced course in writing critical essays. May be repeated with new content.

Pre: Writing course or consent from instructor

 

446: Screenwriting Workshop
Introduction to writing for the screen. May be repeated with new content.

Pre: Writing course or consent from instructor

 

448: Contemporary Writers
Selected works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry since 1945.

Graduate (500- and 600-level) courses

542: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Advanced workshop in writing personal essays and literary journalism.
Prerequisite: Writing course or consent of instructor

 

543: Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop

An advanced course in writing short stories and novels.
Prerequisite: Writing course or consent of instructor

 

544: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

An advanced course in writing poems.
Prerequisite: Writing course or consent of instructor

 

545: Advanced Critical Writing Workshop
An advanced course in writing critical essays.
Prerequisite: Writing course or consent of instructor

 

639: Form and Technique in Creative Nonfiction

Study of the technical underpinnings of nonfiction.

 

640: Form and Technique in Fiction
Study of the technical underpinnings of fiction.

 

641: Form and Technique in Poetry
Study of the technical underpinnings of poetry.

 

642: Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Workshop in writing personal essays and literary journalism. 
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

 

643: Fiction Workshop
Workshop in fiction writing.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

 

644: Poetry Workshop
Workshop in poetry writing.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

 

645: Multi-genre Creative Writing Workshop
This course is a creative writing workshop for English or non-English graduate students who are not currently admitted to the MFA program.

 

646: Contemporary Prose
Study and analysis of selected works in fiction and nonfiction since 1945.

 

647: Contemporary Poetry
Study and analysis of selected works of poetry since 1945.

 

649: Topics in Creative Writing
Topics relating to creative writing. May be repeated with different subject matter.
Topics could include:

  • Screenwriting
  • Teaching Creative Writing

672: Research & Publication in Creative Writing
Exploration of the business of creative writing and the tools for writing and research in the field.

 

698: Internship
On-site field experience, the nature of which is determined by the specific needs of the student's program option.

 

699: Thesis
Independent capstone experience, guidelines of which are determined by the requirements of a particular program option.