CRW 601 - Preparing the Master's Thesis
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CRW 5011 - 5012 and 5013 - Theory and Practice of Creative Writing I and CRW 5012 Theory and Practice of Creating Writing II
24 hours of graduate credit; to be taken in second semester of second year only.
Students in this course prepare a draft final thesis, a book-length collection of original creative work that is part of the capstone experience of the Master's program. An acceptable thesis is defined as 48-64 pages of original poetry, or a substantially complete work of prose (regardless of genre) ranging from 80-150 pages. The course will also focus on the thesis as a marketable work product; students will research markets for publication in their genre of concentration and prepare excerpts for submission and possible publication. Students compile a draft version of the thesis at the end of the term; the revised thesis will be submitted during their final on-campus residency, and a public reading from the thesis will be given.