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390. Individual Project: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study
Courses 390. (CR)

411. Senior Seminar
Advanced, theoretically informed engagement with literary studies, broadly defined, including
reflection on what the English major brings to intellectual and creative life beyond the
undergraduate years. See Topics Courses for current topics and course descriptions.
Prerequisites: English major and senior standing. (Humanities)

412. Senior Project in Creative Writing
This course serves as the second half of the capstone experience for students completing the
English major’s creative writing concentration. Students will work independently on a creative
writing project started in previous workshops, meet independently with the instructor to discuss
their progress and work on successive drafts, and meet with other students for an intensive
workshop of projects. Students will also work with the instructor to create, complete, and
discuss a reading list relevant to their project. The goal is to produce work for publication
and/or public performance. The Senior Project Workshop will be conducted as a combination of
workshop with other course members, independent study, and one-on-one mentoring. The
block will also include professional training in the submission and publication process as well as
graduate school and careers in writing.

413. Senior Project in Critical Writing
This course serves as the second half of the capstone experience for students completing the
English major’s concentrations in Literary Studies and in Film and Literary Studies. Students
will work independently to develop a project proposed in ENG 411 into a theoretically informed
research thesis of substantial length. The goal is to produce work for public presentation or for
publication in an undergraduate journal or comparable venue. The course will also include
professional training in the processes of conference and publication submission and review. The
Senior Project Workshop will be conducted as a combination of workshop with other course
members, independent study, and one-on-one mentoring.

510. Introduction to Book Arts (1/4)
The course will introduce participants to the field of book arts, including page design,
letterpress, typesetting, printing, and book construction through demonstrations and hands-on
experience. Sessions may also include field trips to libraries and museums, fine presses, and/or
Book Studies Programs. To earn credit, students must complete four sessions and all homework,
including a culminating project. A complete schedule of workshops and fieldtrips will be
distributed at an informational session to be held at the beginning of the academic
year. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (CR)

715. Literature in Action: Editing (1/4)
Serving in one of the supervisory positions for the English Department literary magazine Open
Field (or similar magazine): Editor, Assistant Editor, Web Editor, Art/Design Editor.
Participation must be supervised by a member of the Department and the work carried out
within a single semester. May be repeated for credit. (Fine Arts) (CR)

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