Below are all of the courses you have to choose from in this academic major. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog to see what is required to earn a degree in this major.

Readings in the Genre (SEL 600)

Readings vary between classical, contemporary and historical/critical works in a specific chosen genre: science fiction and fantasy, horror and dark fantasy, romance, mystery, or young adult literature. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. Repeatable for credit. 2 credits.

6 Credits.

Writers' Residency 1 (SEL 610)

Intensive writing workshops, lectures, and interactive modules on the craft of writing popular fiction. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Term Writing Project 1 (SEL 615)

Individualized writing projects with a faculty mentor, culminating in a publishable, book-length manuscript. Prerequisite: SEL610. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 5 credits.

5 Credits.

Writers' Residency 2 (SEL 620)

Intensive writing workshops, lectures, and interactive modules on the craft of writing popular fiction. Prerequisite: SEL610. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Term Writing Project 2 (SEL 625)

Individualized writing projects with a faculty mentor, culminating in a publishable, book-length manuscript. Prerequisite: SEL615. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 5 credits.

5 Credits.

Writers' Residency 3 (SEL 630)

Intensive writing workshops, lectures, and interactive modules on the craft of writing popular fiction. Prerequisite: SEL620. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Term Writing Project 3 (SEL 635)

Individualized writing projects with a faculty mentor, culminating in a market-ready, book-length manuscript. Prerequisite: SEL625. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 5 credits. Fee.

5 Credits.

Writers' Residency 4 (SEL 640)

Intensive writing workshops, lectures, and interactive modules on the craft of writing popular fiction. Prerequisite: SEL630. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Teaching Pop Fiction and Writing (SEL 641)

Preparation for the student teaching module in their fifth residency and general instruction on writing pedagogy and the kinds of teaching situations students might encounter as professional writers: workshops, lectures, modules, online courses. Prerequisites: 3 sections of SEL600, and SEL640. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 2 credits.

2 Credits.

Term Writing Project 4 (SEL 645)

Individualized writing projects with a faculty mentor, culminating in a publishable, book-length manuscript. Prerequisite: SEL635. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 5 credits.

5 Credits.

Writers' Residency 5 (SEL 650)

Intensive writing workshops, lectures, and interactive modules on the craft of writing popular fiction. Prerequisite: SEL640. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Writing About Popular Fiction (SEL 651)

Emphasis on the writer’s platform, online marketing and self-publicizing, websites, and podcasts; academic and non-fiction publications; writing of the introduction to the thesis presentation; and practicing of oral reading for graduation. Theoretical issues in the study of popular fiction and culture. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 2 credits.

2 Credits.

Term Writing Project 5 (SEL 655)

Individualized writing projects with a faculty mentor, culminating in a publishable, book-length manuscript. Prerequisite: SEL645. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 5 credits.

5 Credits.

Writers' Residency Elective (SEL 660)

Intensive residency for students who wish to take residencies beyond those required. Repeatable for credit. Pass/Fail only. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Independent Writing Project (SEL 665)

Independent writing project with faculty mentor for students who need additional support for writing prior to completion of program. Permission required. Pass/Fail only. Repeatable for credit. Variable credit.

5 Credits.

Writers' Residency 6 (SEL 690)

Intensive writing workshops, lectures, and interactive modules on the craft of writing popular fiction. Prerequisite: SEL650. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Capstone Writing Project (SEL 930)

Summation, presentation, and evaluation of term writing projects, completed during the final residency. Students teach one hour in a morning session, and present a public reading from their manuscript. Prerequisite: SEL655. Spring and fall semesters. Pass/Fail only. Repeatable for credit. 1 credit.

1 Credit.

View courses and full requirements for this program in the current course catalog.

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