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Writing Courses

With more than 30 writing courses each semester, Gallatin students have the opportunity to engage in diverse genres and writing practices.

First-Year Writing and Research Seminars use writing to explore a particular theme while helping students to develop their critical writing skills. Recent examples include “Aesthetics on Trial,” “Contemplation and Culture,” and “Science Fiction: Frankenstein and Revisions.”

After taking the foundation courses, Gallatin students may choose from a rich variety of Advanced Writing Courses including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, comedy-writing, and documentary-writing, as well inter-genre, theme-based writing courses.

Spring 2015 Advanced Writing Courses


Course # Title Instructor Day Time
WRTNG-UG1024 Magazine Writing Alex Halberstadt Tue 6:20PM–9:00PM
WRTNG-UG1026 Lives in Brief Christopher Bram Fri 11:00AM–1:45PM
WRTNG-UG1042 Pop Culture Criticism Amanda Petrusich Wed 6:20PM–9:00PM
WRTNG-UG1059 Issues in Urban Journalism: New York City and the News Lauren Walsh Fri 12:30PM–3:15PM
WRTNG-UG1250 Creating a Magazine: A Multimedia Approach Molly Kleiman Thu 3:30PM–6:10PM
Please note this course meets frequently with ARTS-UG 1653 so that students may conceive, develop, and produce print and new media publications together.
WRTNG-UG1301 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Elyssa East Tue 3:30PM–6:10PM
Prerequisite WRTNG-UG 1300 or CRWRI-UA 825, CRWRI-UA 850 or permission of instructor.
WRTNG-UG1303 Writing Nonfiction on Social Change Nancy Agabian Mon 3:30PM–6:10PM
WRTNG-UG1329 Writing the Fragment Victoria Blythe Mon, Wed 2:00PM–3:15PM
WRTNG-UG1360 The Path of the Storyteller: Writing Children's Fiction Maryrose Wood Fri 12:30PM–3:15PM
WRTNG-UG1370 Writing About Love Susan Weisser Mon, Wed 9:30AM–10:45AM
WRTNG-UG1505 Writing Short Comedy D.B. Gilles Mon 3:30PM–6:10PM
WRTNG-UG1524 Five x Five: Contemporary Masters of Short Fiction Anthony Tognazzini Wed 3:30PM–6:10PM
WRTNG-UG1536 The Short Story: A Workshop on Revising Carol Zoref Mon 6:20PM–9:00PM
WRTNG-UG1546 Content is Key: Editing Short Fiction Steven Rinehart Wed 6:20PM–9:00PM
WRTNG-UG1549 Writers as Shapers: Strategies for Sculpting the Story Meera Nair Mon 6:20PM–9:00PM
WRTNG-UG1550 Fiction Writing Lara Vapnyar Tue 3:30PM–6:10PM
Students may take "Fiction Writing" two times.
WRTNG-UG1555 Advanced Fiction Writing Chris Spain Thu 6:20PM–9:00PM
Prerequisite WRTNG-UG 1550 or CRWRI-UA 815 or CRWRI-UA 816 or CRWRI-UA 820 or permission of instructor. Students may take Advanced Fiction Writing two times.
WRTNG-UG1560 The Art and Craft of Poetry Scott Hightower Fri 11:00AM–1:45PM
Students may take The Art and Craft of Poetry two times.
WRTNG-UG1564 Advanced Poetry Writing Emily Fragos Mon 6:20PM–9:00PM
Prerequisite WRTNG-UG 1560 or CRWRI-UA 817 or CRWRI-UA 830 or permission of instructor. Students may take Advanced Poetry Writing two times.

Other Spring 2015 Writing-Related Courses

Course # Title Instructor Day Time
CLI-UG1460 Literacy in Action Dianne Ramdeholl Tue 6:20PM–9:00PM
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