Program Courses

Please note that course schedules may be amended due to low enrollment, faculty availability, and/or other factors.

Online Sync Sessions are an integral part of the online learning experience. Additional information about learning concepts and assignments may be discussed and sync sessions offer valuable opportunities for students to interact with their faculty and peers during the term. We encourage all students to attend live, but if they are unable to, sync sessions will be recorded and posted within Canvas to allow for an asynchronous model of success as well.

MCW 413-0 : Fiction Writing Workshop


In this fiction workshop we will explicate and critique novel excerpts and short stories, as well as student work. The focus of the class is craft in all its aspects. For example, we will consider the many uses of reported speech, why a writer might choose one point of view over another, what makes for a successful opening, what work has to be done during the development of a novel or story to create a powerful and resonant ending, how a work of fiction finds and develops the “language” by which it speaks and makes meaning, what the keys to creating characters that are complex and compelling are, and how a writer recognizes when he or she is too present in his or her own work, undermining the delicate balance between reader, writer, and character—the sacred trinity of fiction.

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