UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
Catalog of Courses for the Creative Writing Program    
Class Schedules Index Course Catalogs Index Class Search Page
These pages present data mined from the University of Virginia's student information system (SIS). I hope that you will find them useful. — Lou Bloomfield, Department of Physics
Creative Writing
ENCW 2200Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
Creative non-fiction encompasses a variety of genres - personal essays, travelogues, memoir, nature writing, literary journalism - that present factual information from a personal perspective. We will read works by writers either hailing from or intimately familiar with each of countries we are visiting, attending to how these authors use elements of fiction, such as scene, dialogue, character, story, and metaphor, to tell their "true" stories.
ENCW 2300Poetry Writing (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
An introduction to the craft of writing poetry, with relevant readings in the genre. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENCW 2530Introduction to Poetry Writing - Themed (3)
An introduction to the craft of writing poetry, with relevant readings in the genre. Both readings and writing assignments will be on topics that vary. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENCW 2560Introduction to Fiction Writing - Themed (3)
An introduction to the craft of writing fiction, with relevant readings in the genre. Both readings and writing assignments will be on topics that vary. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENCW 2600Fiction Writing (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
An introduction to the craft of writing fiction, with relevant readings in the genre. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENCW 3310Intermediate Poetry Writing I (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
For students advanced beyond the level of ENWR 2300. Involves workshop of student work, craft discussion, and relevant reading. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 3320Intermediate Poetry Writing II (3)
For students advanced beyond the level of ENWR 2300. Involves workshop of student work, craft discussion, and relevant reading. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 3350Intermediate Nonfiction Writing (3)
For students advanced beyond the level of ENWR 2600. Involves workshop of student work, craft discussion, and relevant reading. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 3559New Course in Creative Writing (1 - 4)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Creative Writing.
Course was offered Fall 2015
ENCW 3610Intermediate Fiction Writing (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
For students advanced beyond the level of ENWR 2600. Involves workshop of student work, craft discussion, and relevant reading. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 4350Advanced Nonfiction Writing (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
For advanced students with experience in writing literary nonfiction. Involves workshop of student work, craft discussion, and relevant reading. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 4550Topics in Literary Prose (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
One of two required readings courses for students admitted to the Area Program in Literary Prose, also open to other qualified students. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2019
ENCW 4720Area Program in Literary Prose Thesis Course (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
Directed writing project for students in the English Department's Undergraduate Area Program in Literary Prose, leading to completion of an extended piece of creative prose writing.
ENCW 4810Advanced Fiction Writing I (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
Devoted to the writing of prose fiction, especially the short story. Student work is discussed in class and individual conferences. Parallel reading in the work of modern novelists and short story writers is required. For advanced students with prior experience in writing fiction. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 4820Poetry Program Poetics (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
This poetics seminar, designed for students in the English Department's Area program in Poetry Writing but open to other students on a space-available basis, is a close readings course for serious makers and readers of poems. Seminar topics vary by semester. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
Course was offered Fall 2019
ENCW 4830Advanced Poetry Writing I (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
For advanced students with prior experience in writing poetry. Student work is discussed in class and in individual conferences. Reading in contemporary poetry is also assigned. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 4920Poetry Program Capstone (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
Directed poetry writing project for students in the English Department's Undergraduate Area Program in Poetry Writing, leading to completion of a manuscript of poems. Both courses are required for students in the Distinguished Majors Program. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 4993Independent Project in Creative Writing (3)
For the student who wants to work on a creative writing project under the direction of a faculty member. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 5310Advanced Poetry Writing II (3)
Intensive work in poetry writing, for students with prior experience. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 5610Advanced Fiction Writing II (3)
A course for advanced short story writers. Student manuscripts are discussed in individual conference and in class. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2015
ENCW 7310MFA Poetry Workshop (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
Graduate-level poetry writing workshop for advanced writing students. A weekly 2.5 hour workshop discussion of student poems. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENCW 7559New Course in Creative Writing (1 - 4)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of academic, professional, and creative writing. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENCW 7610MFA Fiction Workshop (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
A course devoted to the writing of prose fiction, especially the short story. Student work is discussed in class and in individual conferences. Parallel reading in the work of modern novelists and short story writers is required. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Limited enrollment.
ENCW 8559New Course in Creative Writing (1 - 4)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of academic, professional, and creative writing. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENCW 8993Independent Writing Project (3)
Intended for graduate students who wish to do work on a creative writing project other than the thesis for the Master of Fine Arts degree under the direction of a faculty member. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the chair.
ENCW 8995Research in Creative Writing (3)
Research in creative writing for M.F.A. students. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
ENCW 8999MFA Non-Topical Research (1 - 12)
Offered
Spring 2020
Non-topical research hours taken as part of the Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
English-Literature
ENGL 5559New Course in English Literature (1 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2020
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of English Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
Course was offered Fall 2019
ENGL 8596Form and Theory of Poetry (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
This course provides a practitioner's perspective on a selection of poetic works.
Course was offered Fall 2019
ENGL 8598Form and Theory of Fiction (3)
Offered
Spring 2020
This course provides a practitioner's perspective on a selection of works of fiction.