Program Curriculum

Course Descriptions

 

Autumn Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

Year One

BCWRIT 500 Writing Workshop: Between Prose and Poetry

BCWRIT 510 Poetics Seminar: Cultural Change and Writing

BCWRIT 501 Writing Workshop: Between Fact and Imagination

BCWRIT 511 Poetics Seminar: Writers’ Research

BCWRIT 502 Writing Workshop: Processes of Thinking and Memory

BCWRIT 512 Poetics Seminar:
Art, Technology, Practice

Year Two

BCWRIT 700 Creative Writing Thesis

Elective Course*

BCWRIT 700 Creative Writing Thesis

Elective Course*

BCWRIT 700 Creative Writing
Thesis

Elective Course*

* In their second year, students will have the opportunity to create an individualized course study through a selection of electives. Course electives will vary depending on whether students elect the program’s residency or non-residency options. Residency students will be able to develop expertise through a broad array of UW graduate courses: education, environmental studies, literature, interdisciplinary arts, cultural studies, global studies, community psychology, computer software, and human rights, among others. Read more about below and on our second year courses page.

Year One
 

Autumn

BCWRIT 500 Writing Workshop: Between Prose and Poetry
Focuses on the cross over between prose and poetry in multiple genres. Considers the prevalence of narrative and alternatives to narrative.

BCWRIT 510 Poetics Seminar: Cultural Change and Writing
Engages the subject of poetics as writing theory and practice. Focuses on cultural, social, and technological change as these create new challenges and possibilities for creative writing.

Winter

BCWRIT 501 Writing Workshop: Between Fact and Imagination
Examines the relationships between fact and imagination in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry writing.

BCWRIT 511 Poetics Seminar: Writers' Research
Addresses how writers utilize research in their writing and inquires into different kind of research that can be pursued: textual, ethnographic, and performance-based.

Spring

BCWRIT 502 Writing Workshop: Processes of Thinking and Memory
Engages the primary processes of thinking and memory as they are affected by diverse writing practices and media applications.

BCWRIT 512 Poetics Seminar: Art, Technology, Practice
Explores relationships among art, technology, and creative practice. Examines connections among diverse art forms, inquiring into their social, philosophical, and aesthetic dimensions.

Year Two
 

Autumn

BCWRIT 700 Creative Writing Thesis
Includes completion of creative thesis in one of the following areas: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or cross genre as well as a poetics essay or artist’s statement. Students may elect to engage multiple media or performance venues in partial completion of their thesis.

Elective Course

Winter

BCWRIT 700 Creative Writing Thesis
Includes completion of creative thesis in one of the following areas: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or cross genre as well as a poetics essay or artist’s statement. Students may elect to engage multiple media or performance venues in partial completion of their thesis.

Elective Course

Spring

BCWRIT 700 Creative Writing Thesis
Includes completion of creative thesis in one of the following areas: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or cross genre as well as a poetics essay or artist’s statement. Students may elect to engage multiple media or performance venues in partial completion of their thesis.

Elective Course
 

Elective Courses


Students in their second year will take 5 thesis credits along with 5 elective credits each quarter. Elective credits may come from a variety of courses including, but not limited to, the following. (Note: each of these courses require an elective form for approval).   

BCWRIT 517 Teaching Practicum

A practicum in which students gain theoretical and practical experience in teaching within community groups and organizations, in elementary and secondary schools, or in community colleges and universities.*

BCWRIT 520 Internship

Students conduct an internship within an organization in order to develop and extend their writing expertise. Topics and sites vary with student interest.*

BCWRIT 598 Directed Research

Focused inquiry into specific research ideas, issues, or topics and selected analytical and creative methods for pursuing these.
 

*Please contact the IAS Graduate Office at lolason@uwb.edu regarding registering for this course.

Add codes are required to register for all BCWRIT elective courses.

 

Outside Courses

Students wishing to receive elective credit for courses taken in other departments (either at UW Bothell or UW Seattle) must fill out a Request for Outside Coursework form and obtain faculty approval.