Course description

An introductory course in the theory, practice, and reading of fiction, poetry, and allied forms. Both narrative and verse readings are assigned. Students will learn to savor and practice the craft of poetry and narrative writing, developing techniques that inform both. Some class meetings may feature peer review of student work, and instructors may assign writing exercises or prompts.

While they cannot be counted towards the English major, ENGL 2800 or ENGL 2810 is the prerequisite for 3000-level creative writing courses, which do count toward the major. Also, the course can be used to fulfill distribution requirements in humanities.


Completion of the First-Year Writing Seminar requirement.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 2800 101-SEM
Session:Summer 3-week 1
Class dates:May 31-June 17, 2022
Final exam/project due:Friday June 17, 11 AM - 2 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11 AM - 2 PM / Goldwin Smith Hall 283
Mode of instruction:In person
Grade:Student option
Instructor:McCoy, M. (mem35)
Max. enroll:20
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:ENGL 2800 102-SEM
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Friday July 29, 10 AM - 11:15 AM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10 AM - 11:15 AM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Quinonez, E. (eq25)
Max. enroll:20
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

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