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Creative Writing Fall 2013 Registration information

On behalf of the Creative Writing department, welcome to Emerson College! We look forward to seeing you in the fall. Below, you will find information about course registration for the Fall 2013 semester. Please find the paragraph specific to your genre of declaration. Make your course selections and send them to nicole_martignetti@emerson.edu no later than Monday, July 1, 2013. Please be sure to list your name, genre (Fiction, Non-Fiction or Poetry) and the number of courses you plan to take at the top of your response.

We advise incoming students to take two courses during the first semester, while you adjust to graduate school and its demanding workload. You may take a maximum of three courses, but keep in mind that it will be important to save enough time for your own creative work. You may also take one course, which would automatically place you into the part-time student category.

For those who foresee scheduling conflicts with their jobs, please indicate potential conflicts or make special requests in your message to us. We will do our best to accommodate you.

There are currently 23 spots available in WR600 Teaching College Composition. WR600 is not a requirement for the MFA degree, but you must take it as an elective if you wish to be considered for a teaching position in your second or third year of the program. Interviewing for teaching positions takes place in the spring, and you will be eligible to apply if you have taken or are currently taking WR600 at that time.

Please note: all incoming students are required to take a workshop in the genre of their degree, and you automatically will be assigned to and registered for this course.


Course Registration Information

POETRY

All incoming poetry students are required to take a Poetry Workshop, and you will be assigned to and registered for this course. Additionally, all incoming poetry students will be assigned to and registered for LI651 Seminar in Poetry (M/W 4-5:45 pm, taught by Jonathan Aaron).

The only choice poetry students need to make is whether or not to take a third course. If you wish to take a third course, there are a limited number of seats available in the following courses:

WR 600-01 Teaching College Composition with Beth Parfitt on T 6-9:45 pm (12 seats)
WR 600-02 Teaching College Composition with Beth Parfitt on F 10 am-1:45 pm (11 seats)

To choose a third course, list the courses above in your order of preference from 1-2 (1 being your top choice). Please list more than one option—there are a limited number of seats in each class, and it is not always possible to give every student his/her first choice. Please include your name and genre (Poetry) in your message.

Course descriptions are available to download.

NONFICTION

All incoming nonfiction students are required to take a Nonfiction Workshop, and you will be assigned to and registered for this course. Additionally, all incoming nonfiction students will be assigned to and registered for LI653 Seminar in Nonfiction (W 6-9:45 pm, taught by Richard Hoffman).

The only choice nonfiction students need to make is whether or not to take a third course. If you wish to take a third course, there are a limited number of seats available in the following courses:

WR 600-01 Teaching College Composition with Beth Parfitt on T 6-9:45 pm (12 seats)
WR 600-02 Teaching College Composition with Beth Parfitt on F 10:00am-1:45 pm (11 seats)

LI 625 Latin American Fiction with Flora Gonzalez on M/W 4-5:45 pm (8 seats)

To choose a third course, list the courses above in your order of preference from 1-3 (1 being your top choice). Please list more than one option—there are a limited number of seats in each class, and it is not always possible to give every student his/her first choice.

Please include your name and genre (Nonfiction) in your message.

Course descriptions are available to download.

FICTION

All incoming fiction students are required to take a Fiction Workshop, and you will be assigned to and registered for this course.

Additionally, all incoming fiction students can register for a second course by listing four of the courses below in your order of preference from 1-4 (1 being your top choice). You may also indicate that you wish to take a third course by including a note at the end of your list. Please note: you may take WR600 as your second course in lieu of a literature course (and take only two courses for the fall semester). Please include your name and genre (Fiction) in your message.

WR 600-01 Teaching College Composition with Beth Parfitt on T 6-9:45 pm (12 seats)
WR 600-02 Teaching College Composition with Beth Parfitt on F 10 am-1:45 pm (11 seats)

LI 625 Latin American Fiction with Flora Gonzalez on M/W 4-5:45 pm (8 seats)

LI 651 Seminar in Poetry with Jonathan Aaron on M/W 4-5:45 pm (14 seats)

LI 653 Seminar in Nonfiction with Richard Hoffman on W 6-9:45 pm (12 seats)

LI 652 Seminar in Short Fiction with Ladette Randolph on W 6-9:45 pm (15 seats)

LI 650 Seminar in the Novel with Mako Yoshikawa on W 6 9:45 pm (14 seats)

Course descriptions are available to download.


After we receive your course preferences, we will begin creating course rosters and contact you as needed to work out any conflicts or other issues.

Finalized course rosters will be forwarded to the Emerson Registrar, and you will receive email confirmation of your classes from the Registrar in early August.

Please feel free to contact Nicole Martignetti with any questions after reviewing the information above at nicole_martignetti@emerson.edu. You may also reach MFA Coordinator Rick Reiken with general questions about the program.

As a reminder, please reply to this email by Monday, July 1 at 5 pm.

Please be sure to list your name, genre (Fiction, Non-Fiction or Poetry) and the number of courses you plan to take at the top of the response.

Enjoy the rest of the summer. We look forward to getting to know all of you this fall!