Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Class Schedule SP QTR 17

Spring Quarter 2017 (April through June)

On-Campus Cluster:
Prose Cluster (Fiction & Creative Nonfiction) - Andrew Pryor - Tuesdays - LUCC Conference Room

Online Classes: 

POETRY:
IMF 52706 Sel Emph P: Asian Poetry - Anothai Kaewkaen
IMF 55300 Poetry Craft Foundations - Ryan Smith
IMF 52705 Sel Emph P: Plath & the Tarot Part 2 - Julia Bramer

CREATIVE NONFICTION:
IMF 58200 Contemporary Foundational Literature: Creative Nonfiction - Lisa Haag
IMF 55603 Prose Collection (Essay): David Foster Wallace - Kelli Allen
IMF 52304 Foc Nonfiction: Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop - Kali VanBaale
IMF 54106 Spec Top: Focused Narrative Journalism - Anthony D'Souza

FICTION:
IMF 52206 Focused Fiction Workshop: Kurt Vonnegut - Zachary Vickers
IMF 51601 F Genres: Flash Fiction - Scott Berzon
IMF 53702 Sel Emph F: Magical Realism Literature & Workshop - Eve Jones
IMF 51602 F Genres: Fiction Craft & Workshop - David Hollingsworth
IMF 53705 Sel Emph F: The Long Story & Novella - J. Ted Morrissey
IMF 54405 Genre F: Young Adult Fiction Writing Workshop - Nicole McInnes
IMF 56100 Classic Foundational Literature: Fiction - Christopher Candice
IMF 57400 Literary Novel Workshop - Wm Anthony Connolly

OTHER FOCUS AREAS:
IMF 51400 Fundamentals of Writing for the MFA - Patricia Feeney
IMF 54101 Spec Top: Manuscript Preparation & Publication - Catherine Rankovic

Textbook Info SP QTR 17

Textbook info for Spring Quarter 2017 (April through June)
NOTE: Textbooks can be ordered through Lindenwood's Barnes & Noble website HERE
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ON-CAMPUS: Prose Cluster (Fiction & Creative Nonfiction) - Andrew Pryor - Tuesdays
(2 texts) 


ONLINE CLASSES:

IMF 51400 Fundamentals of Writing for the MFA - Patricia Feeney


IMF 51601 F Genres: Flash Fiction - Scott Berzon 


IMF 51602 F Genres: Fiction Craft & Workshop - David Hollingsworth


IMF 52206 Foc Fiction Workshop: Kurt Vonnegut - Zachary Vickers
(2 texts)



IMF 52304 Foc Nonfiction: CNF Writing Workshop - Kali VanBaale
No textbook required


IMF 52705 Sel Emph P: Plath & the Tarot Part 2 - Julia Bramer
(2 texts)



IMF 52706 Sel Emph P: Asian Poetry - Anothai Kaewkaen
Anothai, Noh
Poems from the Buddha’s Footprint [Will be available by the end of January 2017]
Singing Bone Press, 2016
ISBN 0933439121

Hirschfield, Jane & Aratani, Mariko
The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan
Vintage Classics, 1990
ISBN 0679729585

Roripaugh, Lee Ann
On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year
Southern Illinois University Press, 2009
ISBN 0809329298


IMF 53702 Sel Emph F: Magical Realism Lit & Workshop - Eve Jones


IMF 53705 Sel Emph F: The Long Story & Novella - J. Ted Morrissey
(9 texts/ebooks)
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NOTE: Sleep Donation is a Kindle ebook and is not available through Lindenwood's Barnes & Noble bookstore.

IMF 54101 Spec Top: Manuscript Prep & Publication - Catherine Rankovic
(2 texts)



IMF 54106 Spec Top: Focused Narrative Journalism - Anthony D'Souza
No textbook required


IMF 54405 Genre F: YA Writing Workshop - Nicole McInnes
No textbook required


IMF 55300 Poetry Craft Foundations - Ryan Smith
(2 texts)



IMF 55603 Prose Collection: David Foster Wallace - Kelli Allen


IMF 56100 Classic Foundational Literature: Fiction - Christopher Candice


IMF 57400 Literary Novel Workshop - Wm Anthony Connolly
No textbook required


IMF 58200 Contemp Found Lit: Creative Nonfiction - Lisa Haag


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Info Links for WIN QTR 17

LU MFA info links for Winter Quarter 2017: 

Teacher Grant

Degree Application Deadlines and Instructions (includes transfer credit info)

Class Schedule WIN QTR 17

Textbook Info WIN QTR 17

THESIS Enrollment Instructions & Guidelines

First Assignment & start date info for Online Classes WIN QTR 17
First Assignment & start date info for On-Campus Cluster WIN QTR 17

Pre-Registration instructions--new process using Canvas MFA Students group
Registration Instructions
Quick Tips for Registration Problems
Registration FAQs

Canvas Basics for Online MFA Students
Canvas Info for On-Campus MFA Students
Instructions for Video Journals in Canvas (viewable only by the instructor)
Student Authentication Requirement

Important Upcoming Dates for MFA Students
Academic Calendar 2016-2017
Projected Class Schedule (subject to change)

Emphasis Option

LU MFA Foundations (faculty posts on the craft of writing)
LU MFA Facebook page (calls for submissions, publications, events, etc.)
LU MFA Student & Alumni Facebook group (log in to view; click button to Join)

First Assignment Info WIN QTR 17 Online Classes

WINTER 17 FIRST ASSIGNMENT INFO FOR ALL ONLINE MFA CLASSES

Start Date for online classes: Monday, January 9

Preview Date: Monday, December 19. NOTE: Do NOT post in classes before the start date of January 9. Classes are available as of December 26 for review purposes only (two weeks before the class starts). Contact Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends. Note that the campus is closed from December 22 until January 3, so any changes would need to be requested before or after that time period.

Note: When you first view your class, look over class requirements, assignments, and other class content to ensure that you wish to remain in the class. If you decide to drop the class, do NOT post in Canvas at all, as that counts as attendance per university policy, and you would be charged a portion of tuition for dropping after attending/posting. To drop a class, email the program director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and note whether or not you posted in Canvas (and if you did post, include in your email the last date you posted, to list as your last date of attendance on the drop form). Note that the campus is closed from December 23 until January 3, so any changes would need to be requested before or after that time period.
Tuition refunds/charges (based on the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE

First Assignment Instructions:

Lindenwood University requires student identity authentication in all fully online classes. MFA classes will use video posts at three points during the quarter for authentication purposes: With the first assignment post, as part of a midterm assignment, and with the Reflective Essay submission at the end of the quarter. These videos can only be viewed by the instructor. Students can use the camera on a smart phone for recording these videos through the Canvas app if they do not have video capability on their computers. See the Canvas instructions for a note on navigating the Canvas app.

First assignment post due date: Monday, January 9, by 11:59pm CST
(to confirm attendance & verify identity)

This assignment is a video journal, telling us your name and how many quarters you have been in the LU MFA program. Video journals can only be viewed by the instructor. Full instructions are included in Canvas in the Week 1 module in each class.

Instructors will enter first week attendance according to posts made by 11:59pm on Monday, January 9. If you post your video journal by then, you will be marked as Present. If you do not post by then, you will be marked as Absent. Attendance must be entered early in Week 1 due to university policy and because first day attendance impacts the refund process for financial aid and student loans. REMINDER: If you decide to drop the class, do NOT post in Canvas at all—see NOTE above for info.

Class Requirements and other assignments due during Week 1 (Mon. January 9 through Sun. January 15):

Click on the Modules menu button in your class and read all Class Requirements information posted and linked there. Then you will scroll down to the Week 1 module to read instructions for the remaining coursework and due dates during Week 1. If you have any problems navigating through the class in Canvas, contact your instructor (click on Syllabus in the left menu for instructor email info) or the program director (bmead@lindenwood.edu). 

Weekly Coursework and Participation Requirements:

Each week during the quarter, you will click on Modules and then view the appropriate week’s module info for assignments and due dates for that week. You are required to participate on Canvas a minimum of three times per week (on three separate days) for each class you are enrolled in. See the Class Requirements module for detailed information on the attendance/participation policy and grading criteria.

Ordering texts: WIN QTR 17 textbook information is available HERE
Note: MFA textbooks are usually available at on-ground bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, as well as through online sites such as Amazon.com (used copies are often available). E-books are acceptable. Students who receive book vouchers through their financial aid package must use LU's bookstore site to order books.


NOTE ON STUDENT AUTHENTICATION: 

To meet federal requirements for online classes, Lindenwood University will require student authentication measures in all online classes beginning Fall 2016.

As of Fall Quarter 2016, all MFA in Writing online classes will include three video journal assignments (only viewable by the instructor). The video component is necessary as it is now a federal requirement for fully online classes to provide measures for student authentication and identity verification during the class. You will have a video assignment at the beginning, middle, and end of every online class. This helps verify that the student enrolled in the class is the student doing the coursework, as the video images can be compared with the student ID photos on file. These video journals can only be viewed by the instructor. You can use the Canvas app on a smartphone to record videos if you do not have a webcam on your computer. Instructions for the video assignments are included in the modules for Week 1, Week 6, and Week 11 in each online class.

An additional authentication measure in MFA classes is the extensive student writing required in our courses, which enables the instructor to become familiar with students' writing styles (discussions, journals, and other written assignments).


IMF52400 Focused Scriptwriting Workshop--Zachary Vickers

WIN QTR 17--ONLINE Focused Scriptwriting Workshop

Instructor: Zachary Vickers
Class Type: Scriptwriting: Craft + Workshop

Course Description:
Focused Scriptwriting will isolate narrative elements through the construction of high-quality scenes. The course will look at examples of scene from film, focusing on the development of character, setting, tone, subtext, and other important elements. We will also discuss how to show and tell simultaneously—creating visual subtext as well as traditional subtext via dialogue in order to create efficient and urgent moments while moving the story forward. Students will also be expected to write their own scenes—whether self-contained shorts, or a scene for something larger—which will then be workshopped and revised.

WIN QTR 17 Textbook Info (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

First Assignment Info

Start Date: Monday, January 9

Class Preview Date: December 26 (do not post in class until start date of 1/9; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 12/4)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

IMF54600 The Personal Essay--Andrew Pryor

WIN QTR 17--ONLINE The Personal Essay

Instructor: Andrew Pryor

Class Type: Creative Nonfiction: Workshop + Craft

Course Description:
This course will focus on the wellspring of memory and reflection and the employment of narrative in creative nonfiction. Students will discuss a variety of personal essays, noting the use of voice, character development, sense of place and time, and narrative arc, and will write their own creative nonfiction pieces for workshop.

WIN QTR 17 Textbook Info (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

First Assignment Info

Start Date: Monday, January 9

Class Preview Date: December 26 (do not post in class until start date of 1/9; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 12/4)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

IMF55200 Creative Nonfiction Craft Foundations--Lisa Haag

WIN QTR 17--ONLINE Creative Nonfiction Craft Foundations

Instructor: Lisa Haag 
Email: LHaag@lindenwood.edu

Class Type: Creative Nonfiction: Craft

Course Description:
This course is an in-depth study of foundational craft elements for writing literary creative nonfiction, specifically the personal essay. Elements include essay structure for various types of the personal essay; techniques for development of self as character and effective description; use of dialogue and summary; and inclusion of light learning. Includes theory and application through mini-writing exercises. This course counts as one of the required classes for students declaring a Creative Nonfiction emphasis for the MFA in Writing degree.

WIN QTR 17 Textbook Info (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

First Assignment Info

Start Date: Monday, January 9

Class Preview Date: December 26 (do not post in class until start date of 1/9; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 12/4)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions