Wednesday, November 19, 2014

W15 Online Flash Fiction--Eve Jones

IMF516 Fiction Genres: Flash Fiction
EVE JONES

START DATE:
All online classes begin on Monday, January 12 (with the first assignment post due by TUESDAY, January 13). See the full first assignment at the bottom of this post for all details, including Blackboard log-in instructions.

CLASS TYPE:
Workshop & Craft

INSTRUCTOR COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Skillful flash fiction, like any writing, is about how words are arranged on the page, but it’s particularly rooted in the rippling implications between and among those words. What is said, what is unsaid, and how do the two merge to create a narrative? Flash fiction is about brevity, vignette, fragment, spark, and suggestion. It’s a constraint of length and space. We’ll be exploring this idea using readings, discussion, workshop, and writing exercises. You’re writing in a room with the ceiling come down – so what’s your story?

Note on texts: MFA textbooks are usually available at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, as well as through online sites such as Amazon.com (used copies are often available). E-books are acceptable. Textbooks are also available at full price through the LU Spirit Shoppe (via Lindenwood's website). 

TEXT:
Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction
Tara Masih
Rose Metal Press 2009
9780978984861

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
*For Winter Quarter 2015, do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, January 12. Class shells will not be ready for student view until that date. You are not required to post on Blackboard until Tuesday, January 13 (by 11:59pm).*

Online students are required to participate on Blackboard a minimum of three times per week throughout the quarter. On January 12, you will log into Blackboard (see instructions below), and then click on your course name. In the left column, click on the menu buttons called Getting Started and Class Requirements. Read all information contained in those sections, including the syllabus, online etiquette, etc. Then click on the Weekly Assignments menu button in the left column. The Week 1 weekly folder will contain all assignments and due dates for the first week (Mon. 1/12 through Sun. 1/18), including your first assignment, which is due by TUESDAY, January 13, at 11:59pm (please note day change from last quarter), and is detailed below: 

For your FIRST ASSIGNMENT, you will click on the Discussions menu button, and then click on the First Assignment discussion forum. (The first assignment is detailed in the WEEK 1 Weekly Folder.) Click the button at the top left to create a thread; title it with your name. In your post, introduce yourself to the class, and explain why you were interested in enrolling in this class. Over the rest of the week, along with completing any other assignments required by your instructor for Week 1, read over your classmates’ introduction posts, and feel free to respond (respectfully, of course, following the rules for online etiquette contained in Class Requirements).

All students must post their initial comment in the first assignment discussion forum by TUESDAY at 11:59pm in order to be counted as attended for the week (note day change from last quarter). Attendance must be recorded early in Week 1 due to financial aid requirements for student refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If, after looking over the class content, you think you may want to drop the class, do NOT post your introduction in the discussion board, and do not post anywhere on Blackboard. As long as you have not posted, you can be dropped from the class as Never Attended, and you will not be charged tuition. (If at any point during the quarter you decide to drop, you must email the Program Director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and include the last date that you accessed Blackboard, which will count as your last date of attendance. The percentage of tuition that you are charged for dropping will depend on when you drop the class. A full explanation of the university’s drop policy can be read on page 17 of the catalog:
http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/catalog/catalogs/2013-14LCIECatalog.pdf. Contact Beth with any questions.)

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor, or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
  • Go to www.lindenwood.edu
  • Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on Access Blackboard
  • Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to www.lindenwood.edu, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
  • Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
  • If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor

Saturday, November 1, 2014

W15 Class Info Links

Click on the links below for instructor course descriptions, textbook info, start date, and first assignment info:

On-Campus Fiction Cluster with David Hollingsworth (9 credit cluster for on-campus students)


ONLINE CLASSES (3 credit classes for online students):

Flash Fiction with Mary Anderson (craft/workshop) — 2 spots left


Women Poets with Eve Jones (craft/literature)



Genre Fiction Workshop: Sci-Fi & Fantasy with Kelli Allen -- FULL (taking names for wait list)

Flash Fiction with Eve Jones – FULL (taking names for wait list)

Focused Scriptwriting Workshop with Zachary Vickers – FULL (taking names for wait list)

The Prose Collection: Essay: David Sedaris with Beth Mead -- FULL (taking names for wait list)


Thesis Information

W15 Thesis

Thesis students will first log into Blackboard during the week of January 12. Please note that the Blackboard class shell will not be ready for student view until that date.

To enroll in the thesis, list the thesis in your email to Beth along with your winter class requests for registration. If you have not yet completed the top portion of the degree application form and returned it to Beth, you must do so by December 29, so that Beth can submit the form by the deadline of December 30. If you do not have this form, email Beth to receive a copy. If this form is not submitted by the due date, your degree cannot be posted in March.

If you wish to request a specific thesis midterm reader (one of your previous MFA instructors), you must make the request in your email to Beth along with your winter class requests for registration. Beth will contact the instructor to see if he or she would be available to be a reader for winter quarter. If you have no preference, a midterm reader will be assigned to you based on instructor availability. Beth is the final reader for all theses at the end of the quarter to give final approval and cannot serve as a midterm reader.

Please read the full thesis guidelines HERE. You will log into Blackboard once per week to help keep you on track as you work independently on your thesis throughout the quarter. Your first journal entry discussing your thesis concept will be due in Blackboard by Sunday, January 18. Looking ahead, the date that you will email the midterm draft/portion of your thesis to Beth (who will then forward your draft to your assigned midterm reader for feedback) is February 22, and your final thesis document, including your introductory essay, must be emailed to Beth by March 22. All details and additional requirements (journal entries, program survey, etc.) are posted in the weekly folders in Blackboard. Contact Beth with any questions about the thesis process.

W15 On Campus Cluster: Adv Fiction

All in-class clusters (9 credit hours) include craft, literature, and workshop components.

ADV FICTION CLUSTER (No prerequisite required)
David Hollingsworth
IMF519/IMF538/IMF559

First class meeting: Tuesday, January 6, 6pm-10pm, in the LUCC Conference Room
Then class continues on Tuesdays in the LUCC Conference Room; final class meeting is March 24.

TEXTS (2):
1.
By Cunning and Craft
Peter Selgin
Writer's Digest Books 2007
9781582974910

2.
Best New American Voices 2010
John Kulka
Mariner 2009
9780156034255

INSTRUCTOR COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course focuses on the intricacies of fiction writing, from characterization, the logistics of plot and consequences to effective description and dialogue. The techniques explored in class can help writers to develop work that is complete in all areas, firm in foundation, and necessarily concise. 

To be a good writer is to be a good reader. We will examine a variety of fiction, learning from the successes and failures of contemporary and classic writers. 

Students will be able to workshop two stories throughout the quarter, and will be expected to provide constructive and careful feedback for others. In addition, expect writing prompts each class. 

FIRST ASSIGNMENT (due at the first class, Tuesday, January 6, at 10am): 
Write 2 pages detailing who you are as a writer.  What made you write in the first place, how has your writing changed/matured/etc. over the years?  Where do you see yourself going in the future?  If you have any specific goals for this cluster, please feel free to share them.  We will be reading these out loud during the first session as a way of getting to know one another before the workshop begins.

W15 Online Fiction Genres: Flash Fiction

IMF516 Fiction Genres: Flash Fiction
Mary Anderson

START DATE:
All online classes begin on Monday, January 12 (with the first assignment post due by TUESDAY, January 13). See the full first assignment at the bottom of this post for all details, including Blackboard log-in instructions.

CLASS TYPE:
Workshop & Craft

INSTRUCTOR COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Writing good flash fiction has been defined as structuring words so that they “consume themselves like ice melting on a stove.” Bring truth to your storytelling by wielding the sudden twist, suggesting a lyrical nuance, and beginning in the middle of your scenes. Through a series of readings, exercises, and workshopping in this flash fiction course, you will experiment with capturing discrete moments in time, writing slice-of-life vignettes, and streaking the sky with comets!

Note on texts: MFA textbooks are usually available at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, as well as through online sites such as Amazon.com (used copies are often available). E-books are acceptable. Textbooks are also available at full price through the LU Spirit Shoppe (via Lindenwood's website). 

TEXT:
Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction
Tara Masih
Rose Metal Press 2009
9780978984861

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
*For Winter Quarter 2015, do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, January 12. Class shells will not be ready for student view until that date. You are not required to post on Blackboard until Tuesday, January 13 (by 11:59pm).*

Online students are required to participate on Blackboard a minimum of three times per week throughout the quarter. On January 12, you will log into Blackboard (see instructions below), and then click on your course name. In the left column, click on the menu buttons called Getting Started and Class Requirements. Read all information contained in those sections, including the syllabus, online etiquette, etc. Then click on the Weekly Assignments menu button in the left column. The Week 1 weekly folder will contain all assignments and due dates for the first week (Mon. 1/12 through Sun. 1/18), including your first assignment, which is due by TUESDAY, January 13, at 11:59pm (please note day change from last quarter), and is detailed below: 

For your FIRST ASSIGNMENT, you will click on the Discussions menu button, and then click on the First Assignment discussion forum. (The first assignment is detailed in the WEEK 1 Weekly Folder.) Click the button at the top left to create a thread; title it with your name. In your post, introduce yourself to the class, and explain why you were interested in enrolling in this class. Over the rest of the week, along with completing any other assignments required by your instructor for Week 1, read over your classmates’ introduction posts, and feel free to respond (respectfully, of course, following the rules for online etiquette contained in Class Requirements).

All students must post their initial comment in the first assignment discussion forum by TUESDAY at 11:59pm in order to be counted as attended for the week (note day change from last quarter). Attendance must be recorded early in Week 1 due to financial aid requirements for student refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If, after looking over the class content, you think you may want to drop the class, do NOT post your introduction in the discussion board, and do not post anywhere on Blackboard. As long as you have not posted, you can be dropped from the class as Never Attended, and you will not be charged tuition. (If at any point during the quarter you decide to drop, you must email the Program Director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and include the last date that you accessed Blackboard, which will count as your last date of attendance. The percentage of tuition that you are charged for dropping will depend on when you drop the class. A full explanation of the university’s drop policy can be read on page 17 of the catalog:
http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/catalog/catalogs/2013-14LCIECatalog.pdf. Contact Beth with any questions.)

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor, or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
  • Go to www.lindenwood.edu
  • Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on Access Blackboard
  • Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to www.lindenwood.edu, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
  • Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
  • If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor

W15 Online Poetry Genres: Women Poets

IMF51700 Poetry Genres: Women Poets
Eve Jones

START DATE:
All online classes begin on Monday, January 12 (with the first assignment post due by TUESDAY, January 13). See the full first assignment at the bottom of this post for all details, including Blackboard log-in instructions.

CLASS TYPE:
Literature & Craft

INSTRUCTOR COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course explores the lyric in the hands of women from antiquity to present day. Our focus will be culturally diverse—we'll read a range including Sappho, ancient Japanese fragments, E. B. Browning, Adrienne Rich, etc. In addition, we'll explore select themes in women's poetry: women & men, motherhood, lesbianism, women & God, women & their mothers. Ultimately, the course is designed to engage with poetry written by women as well as what it means to be a woman who creates.

Note on texts: MFA textbooks are usually available at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, as well as through online sites such as Amazon.com (used copies are often available). E-books are acceptable. Textbooks are also available at full price through the LU Spirit Shoppe (via Lindenwood's website). 

TEXT:
A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now
Barnstone & Barnstone
Knopf Doubleday 1992
9780805209976

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
*For Winter Quarter 2015, do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, January 12. Class shells will not be ready for student view until that date. You are not required to post on Blackboard until Tuesday, January 13 (by 11:59pm).*

Online students are required to participate on Blackboard a minimum of three times per week throughout the quarter. On January 12, you will log into Blackboard (see instructions below), and then click on your course name. In the left column, click on the menu buttons called Getting Started and Class Requirements. Read all information contained in those sections, including the syllabus, online etiquette, etc. Then click on the Weekly Assignments menu button in the left column. The Week 1 weekly folder will contain all assignments and due dates for the first week (Mon. 1/12 through Sun. 1/18), including your first assignment, which is due by TUESDAY, January 13, at 11:59pm (please note day change from last quarter), and is detailed below: 

For your FIRST ASSIGNMENT, you will click on the Discussions menu button, and then click on the First Assignment discussion forum. (The first assignment is detailed in the WEEK 1 Weekly Folder.) Click the button at the top left to create a thread; title it with your name. In your post, introduce yourself to the class, and explain why you were interested in enrolling in this class. Over the rest of the week, along with completing any other assignments required by your instructor for Week 1, read over your classmates’ introduction posts, and feel free to respond (respectfully, of course, following the rules for online etiquette contained in Class Requirements).

All students must post their initial comment in the first assignment discussion forum by TUESDAY at 11:59pm in order to be counted as attended for the week (note day change from last quarter). Attendance must be recorded early in Week 1 due to financial aid requirements for student refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If, after looking over the class content, you think you may want to drop the class, do NOT post your introduction in the discussion board, and do not post anywhere on Blackboard. As long as you have not posted, you can be dropped from the class as Never Attended, and you will not be charged tuition. (If at any point during the quarter you decide to drop, you must email the Program Director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and include the last date that you accessed Blackboard, which will count as your last date of attendance. The percentage of tuition that you are charged for dropping will depend on when you drop the class. A full explanation of the university’s drop policy can be read on page 17 of the catalog:
http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/catalog/catalogs/2013-14LCIECatalog.pdf. Contact Beth with any questions.)

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor, or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
  • Go to www.lindenwood.edu
  • Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on Access Blackboard
  • Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to www.lindenwood.edu, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
  • Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
  • If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor

W15 Online Focused Scriptwriting Workshop

IMF52400 Focused Scriptwriting Workshop
Zachary Vickers

START DATE:
All online classes begin on Monday, January 12 (with the first assignment post due by TUESDAY, January 13). See the full first assignment at the bottom of this post for all details, including Blackboard log-in instructions.

CLASS TYPE:
Workshop & Craft

INSTRUCTOR 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.

Note on texts: MFA textbooks are usually available at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, as well as through online sites such as Amazon.com (used copies are often available). E-books are acceptable. Textbooks are also available at full price through the LU Spirit Shoppe (via Lindenwood's website). 

TEXT:
Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting
Syd Field
Delta 2005
9780385339032

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
*For Winter Quarter 2015, do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, January 12. Class shells will not be ready for student view until that date. You are not required to post on Blackboard until Tuesday, January 13 (by 11:59pm).*

Online students are required to participate on Blackboard a minimum of three times per week throughout the quarter. On January 12, you will log into Blackboard (see instructions below), and then click on your course name. In the left column, click on the menu buttons called Getting Started and Class Requirements. Read all information contained in those sections, including the syllabus, online etiquette, etc. Then click on the Weekly Assignments menu button in the left column. The Week 1 weekly folder will contain all assignments and due dates for the first week (Mon. 1/12 through Sun. 1/18), including your first assignment, which is due by TUESDAY, January 13, at 11:59pm (please note day change from last quarter), and is detailed below: 

For your FIRST ASSIGNMENT, you will click on the Discussions menu button, and then click on the First Assignment discussion forum. (The first assignment is detailed in the WEEK 1 Weekly Folder.) Click the button at the top left to create a thread; title it with your name. In your post, introduce yourself to the class, and explain why you were interested in enrolling in this class. Over the rest of the week, along with completing any other assignments required by your instructor for Week 1, read over your classmates’ introduction posts, and feel free to respond (respectfully, of course, following the rules for online etiquette contained in Class Requirements).

All students must post their initial comment in the first assignment discussion forum by TUESDAY at 11:59pm in order to be counted as attended for the week (note day change from last quarter). Attendance must be recorded early in Week 1 due to financial aid requirements for student refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If, after looking over the class content, you think you may want to drop the class, do NOT post your introduction in the discussion board, and do not post anywhere on Blackboard. As long as you have not posted, you can be dropped from the class as Never Attended, and you will not be charged tuition. (If at any point during the quarter you decide to drop, you must email the Program Director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and include the last date that you accessed Blackboard, which will count as your last date of attendance. The percentage of tuition that you are charged for dropping will depend on when you drop the class. A full explanation of the university’s drop policy can be read on page 17 of the catalog:
http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/catalog/catalogs/2013-14LCIECatalog.pdf. Contact Beth with any questions.)

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor, or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
  • Go to www.lindenwood.edu
  • Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on Access Blackboard
  • Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to www.lindenwood.edu, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
  • Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
  • If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor

W15 Online Adv Focused Poetry Workshop

IMF53100 Adv Focused Poetry Workshop
Scott Berzon

START DATE:
All online classes begin on Monday, January 12 (with the first assignment post due by TUESDAY, January 13). See the full first assignment at the bottom of this post for all details, including Blackboard log-in instructions.

CLASS TYPE:
Workshop & Craft

INSTRUCTOR COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is an intensive online poetry writing workshop in which each student will produce original work and submit it to the class for analysis, close reading, line editing, discussion of theme and content, and suggestions for revision. Each student will be asked to write a final reflective essay based on the development of their craft over the course of the quarter.  We will use Best of The Best American Poetry Anthology: 25th Anniversary Edition (Lehman and Pinsky, 2013) as our class text. 

Note on texts: MFA textbooks are usually available at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, as well as through online sites such as Amazon.com (used copies are often available). E-books are acceptable. Textbooks are also available at full price through the LU Spirit Shoppe (via Lindenwood's website). 

TEXT:
Best of the Best American Poetry: 25th Anniversary Edition
David Lehman
Scribner 2013
9781451658880

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
*For Winter Quarter 2015, do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, January 12. Class shells will not be ready for student view until that date. You are not required to post on Blackboard until Tuesday, January 13 (by 11:59pm).*

Online students are required to participate on Blackboard a minimum of three times per week throughout the quarter. On January 12, you will log into Blackboard (see instructions below), and then click on your course name. In the left column, click on the menu buttons called Getting Started and Class Requirements. Read all information contained in those sections, including the syllabus, online etiquette, etc. Then click on the Weekly Assignments menu button in the left column. The Week 1 weekly folder will contain all assignments and due dates for the first week (Mon. 1/12 through Sun. 1/18), including your first assignment, which is due by TUESDAY, January 13, at 11:59pm (please note day change from last quarter), and is detailed below: 

For your FIRST ASSIGNMENT, you will click on the Discussions menu button, and then click on the First Assignment discussion forum. (The first assignment is detailed in the WEEK 1 Weekly Folder.) Click the button at the top left to create a thread; title it with your name. In your post, introduce yourself to the class, and explain why you were interested in enrolling in this class. Over the rest of the week, along with completing any other assignments required by your instructor for Week 1, read over your classmates’ introduction posts, and feel free to respond (respectfully, of course, following the rules for online etiquette contained in Class Requirements).

All students must post their initial comment in the first assignment discussion forum by TUESDAY at 11:59pm in order to be counted as attended for the week (note day change from last quarter). Attendance must be recorded early in Week 1 due to financial aid requirements for student refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If, after looking over the class content, you think you may want to drop the class, do NOT post your introduction in the discussion board, and do not post anywhere on Blackboard. As long as you have not posted, you can be dropped from the class as Never Attended, and you will not be charged tuition. (If at any point during the quarter you decide to drop, you must email the Program Director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and include the last date that you accessed Blackboard, which will count as your last date of attendance. The percentage of tuition that you are charged for dropping will depend on when you drop the class. A full explanation of the university’s drop policy can be read on page 17 of the catalog:
http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/catalog/catalogs/2013-14LCIECatalog.pdf. Contact Beth with any questions.)

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor, or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
  • Go to www.lindenwood.edu
  • Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on Access Blackboard
  • Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to www.lindenwood.edu, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
  • Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
  • If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor

W15 Online Genre Fiction Workshop: Sci-Fi and Fantasy

IMF54400 Genre Fiction Workshop: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Kelli Allen

START DATE:
All online classes begin on Monday, January 12 (with the first assignment post due by TUESDAY, January 13). See the full first assignment at the bottom of this post for all details, including Blackboard log-in instructions.

CLASS TYPE:
Workshop & Craft

INSTRUCTOR COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Science fiction and fantasy are genres that have been grappling with the definitions, shapes, boundaries, and purposes of fiction since their births on the page. When we consider science fiction and fantasy, we must ask what distinguishes such “imaginative fiction'” from “normal” literary fiction? Why do some authors resist the terms labeling them scifi and fantasy writers? How do we decide the rules for dividing a work into either fantasy or scifi and what lenses do we turn to our own work to label it as such? This course will explore both fantasy and science fiction (in short form) as vital genres as well as use tools of craft to create our own short works of fiction. You will be required to write in BOTH genres, so get ready to gird your metaphorical loins in chainmail, and set your phasers to “stun.” Lest we forget humor, we will have at least once session devoted to the joys of Pratchett and Adams and try our hands at the funnier elements in scifi and fantasy.

Note on texts: MFA textbooks are usually available at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, as well as through online sites such as Amazon.com (used copies are often available). E-books are acceptable. Textbooks are also available at full price through the LU Spirit Shoppe (via Lindenwood's website). 

TEXTS (2):
1.
The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction: Volume One
Dave A. Law and Darin Park
Dragon Moon Press 2007
9781896944395

2.
The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: Anthology
Gordon Van Gelder
Tachyon Publications 2009
9781892391919

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
*For Winter Quarter 2015, do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, January 12. Class shells will not be ready for student view until that date. You are not required to post on Blackboard until Tuesday, January 13 (by 11:59pm).*

Online students are required to participate on Blackboard a minimum of three times per week throughout the quarter. On January 12, you will log into Blackboard (see instructions below), and then click on your course name. In the left column, click on the menu buttons called Getting Started and Class Requirements. Read all information contained in those sections, including the syllabus, online etiquette, etc. Then click on the Weekly Assignments menu button in the left column. The Week 1 weekly folder will contain all assignments and due dates for the first week (Mon. 1/12 through Sun. 1/18), including your first assignment, which is due by TUESDAY, January 13, at 11:59pm (please note day change from last quarter), and is detailed below: 

For your FIRST ASSIGNMENT, you will click on the Discussions menu button, and then click on the First Assignment discussion forum. (The first assignment is detailed in the WEEK 1 Weekly Folder.) Click the button at the top left to create a thread; title it with your name. In your post, introduce yourself to the class, and explain why you were interested in enrolling in this class. Over the rest of the week, along with completing any other assignments required by your instructor for Week 1, read over your classmates’ introduction posts, and feel free to respond (respectfully, of course, following the rules for online etiquette contained in Class Requirements).

All students must post their initial comment in the first assignment discussion forum by TUESDAY at 11:59pm in order to be counted as attended for the week (note day change from last quarter). Attendance must be recorded early in Week 1 due to financial aid requirements for student refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If, after looking over the class content, you think you may want to drop the class, do NOT post your introduction in the discussion board, and do not post anywhere on Blackboard. As long as you have not posted, you can be dropped from the class as Never Attended, and you will not be charged tuition. (If at any point during the quarter you decide to drop, you must email the Program Director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and include the last date that you accessed Blackboard, which will count as your last date of attendance. The percentage of tuition that you are charged for dropping will depend on when you drop the class. A full explanation of the university’s drop policy can be read on page 17 of the catalog:
http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/catalog/catalogs/2013-14LCIECatalog.pdf. Contact Beth with any questions.)

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor, or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
  • Go to www.lindenwood.edu
  • Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on Access Blackboard
  • Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to www.lindenwood.edu, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
  • Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
  • If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor

W15 Online Creative Nonfiction Workshop

IMF54500 Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Catherine Rankovic

START DATE:
All online classes begin on Monday, January 12 (with the first assignment post due by TUESDAY, January 13). See the full first assignment at the bottom of this post for all details, including Blackboard log-in instructions.

CLASS TYPE:
Workshop & Craft

INSTRUCTOR COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In this group-workshop course, students read, study and discuss examples of excellent creative nonfiction and write four drafts each of two complete essays, finishing the course with two well-crafted and highly polished examples of creative nonfiction. Creative nonfiction, also called "the literature of reality," includes personal essays, memoirs, travel or nature writing, nonfiction narratives, and cultural criticism such as reviews. Individual lessons and writing exercises focus on topic selection, scene writing, observation and description, dialogue reconstruction, describing people, and research on factual material. We aim for work of publishable quality.

Note on texts: MFA textbooks are usually available at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, as well as through online sites such as Amazon.com (used copies are often available). E-books are acceptable. Textbooks are also available at full price through the LU Spirit Shoppe (via Lindenwood's website). 

TEXT:
Creative Nonfiction
Eileen Pollack
Wadsworth-Cengage 2010
9781428231054

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
*For Winter Quarter 2015, do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, January 12. Class shells will not be ready for student view until that date. You are not required to post on Blackboard until Tuesday, January 13 (by 11:59pm).*

Online students are required to participate on Blackboard a minimum of three times per week throughout the quarter. On January 12, you will log into Blackboard (see instructions below), and then click on your course name. In the left column, click on the menu buttons called Getting Started and Class Requirements. Read all information contained in those sections, including the syllabus, online etiquette, etc. Then click on the Weekly Assignments menu button in the left column. The Week 1 weekly folder will contain all assignments and due dates for the first week (Mon. 1/12 through Sun. 1/18), including your first assignment, which is due by TUESDAY, January 13, at 11:59pm (please note day change from last quarter), and is detailed below: 

For your FIRST ASSIGNMENT, you will click on the Discussions menu button, and then click on the First Assignment discussion forum. (The first assignment is detailed in the WEEK 1 Weekly Folder.) Click the button at the top left to create a thread; title it with your name. In your post, introduce yourself to the class, and explain why you were interested in enrolling in this class. Over the rest of the week, along with completing any other assignments required by your instructor for Week 1, read over your classmates’ introduction posts, and feel free to respond (respectfully, of course, following the rules for online etiquette contained in Class Requirements).

All students must post their initial comment in the first assignment discussion forum by TUESDAY at 11:59pm in order to be counted as attended for the week (note day change from last quarter). Attendance must be recorded early in Week 1 due to financial aid requirements for student refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If, after looking over the class content, you think you may want to drop the class, do NOT post your introduction in the discussion board, and do not post anywhere on Blackboard. As long as you have not posted, you can be dropped from the class as Never Attended, and you will not be charged tuition. (If at any point during the quarter you decide to drop, you must email the Program Director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and include the last date that you accessed Blackboard, which will count as your last date of attendance. The percentage of tuition that you are charged for dropping will depend on when you drop the class. A full explanation of the university’s drop policy can be read on page 17 of the catalog:
http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/catalog/catalogs/2013-14LCIECatalog.pdf. Contact Beth with any questions.)

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor, or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
  • Go to www.lindenwood.edu
  • Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on Access Blackboard
  • Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to www.lindenwood.edu, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
  • Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
  • If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor

W15 Online Literary Novel: Contemporary Fiction

IMF573 The Literary Novel: Contemporary Fiction
Tony D'Souza

START DATE:
All online classes begin on Monday, January 12 (with the first assignment post due by TUESDAY, January 13). See the full first assignment at the bottom of this post for all details, including Blackboard log-in instructions.

CLASS TYPE:
Literature & Craft

INSTRUCTOR COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This literature course explores the literary novel, including narrative arc, theme, character, style, and point of view. Critical discussion will focus on the way each component is employed. Students will analyze works from both a literary analysis perspective and a writer’s perspective.

We'll be looking at a really exciting list of novels from the past 20 years, including two titles released just this past year. All of the novels for this course will be two hundred pages or less, something of a trend in contemporary publishing: Justin Torres' We The Animals, for example, clocks in at just 140 pages, but took the literary world by storm, won a slew of prizes and more than a little fame for the previously unknown Torres, and was a celebration of language and story in a relatively short novel-style. NY editors have told me that the shorter novel form has attracted attention in recent years because of changing tastes among readers and the wild success of some of these books. Paulo Coehlo's The Alchemist has sold tens of million copies and is considered a modern masterpiece.

This manageable length will also allow us to experience a wide range of authors even in the short quarter system. We'll be traversing cultures, genders and voices. Authors on the course list include Jamaica Kincaid, Faiza Guene, and one of the "hottest" novels of the past year, Karolina Waclawiak's How to Get Into the Twin Palms.

Note on Novel class texts: Used copies at very reduced prices are available for all of the titles below. These novels are easily found at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, as well as through online sites such as Amazon.com. E-books are acceptable. Textbooks are also available at full price through the LU Spirit Shoppe (via Lindenwood's website). 

TEXTS (6):
1.
We The Animals
Justin Torres
Mariner 2012
9780547844190

2.
The Alchemist
Paulo Coehlo
HarperOne 2006
9780061122415

3.
At the Bottom of the River
Jamaica Kincaid
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000
9780374527341

4.
Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow
Faiza Guene
Mariner 2006
9780156030489

5.
How to Get Into the Twin Palms
Karolina Waclawiak
Two Dollar Radio 2012
9780983247180

6.
Dept. of Speculation
Jenny Offill
Vintage 2014
9780345806871

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
*For Winter Quarter 2015, do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, January 12. Class shells will not be ready for student view until that date. You are not required to post on Blackboard until Tuesday, January 13 (by 11:59pm).*

Online students are required to participate on Blackboard a minimum of three times per week throughout the quarter. On January 12, you will log into Blackboard (see instructions below), and then click on your course name. In the left column, click on the menu buttons called Getting Started and Class Requirements. Read all information contained in those sections, including the syllabus, online etiquette, etc. Then click on the Weekly Assignments menu button in the left column. The Week 1 weekly folder will contain all assignments and due dates for the first week (Mon. 1/12 through Sun. 1/18), including your first assignment, which is due by TUESDAY, January 13, at 11:59pm (please note day change from last quarter), and is detailed below: 

For your FIRST ASSIGNMENT, you will click on the Discussions menu button, and then click on the First Assignment discussion forum. (The first assignment is detailed in the WEEK 1 Weekly Folder.) Click the button at the top left to create a thread; title it with your name. In your post, introduce yourself to the class, and explain why you were interested in enrolling in this class. Over the rest of the week, along with completing any other assignments required by your instructor for Week 1, read over your classmates’ introduction posts, and feel free to respond (respectfully, of course, following the rules for online etiquette contained in Class Requirements).

All students must post their initial comment in the first assignment discussion forum by TUESDAY at 11:59pm in order to be counted as attended for the week (note day change from last quarter). Attendance must be recorded early in Week 1 due to financial aid requirements for student refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If, after looking over the class content, you think you may want to drop the class, do NOT post your introduction in the discussion board, and do not post anywhere on Blackboard. As long as you have not posted, you can be dropped from the class as Never Attended, and you will not be charged tuition. (If at any point during the quarter you decide to drop, you must email the Program Director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and include the last date that you accessed Blackboard, which will count as your last date of attendance. The percentage of tuition that you are charged for dropping will depend on when you drop the class. A full explanation of the university’s drop policy can be read on page 17 of the catalog:
http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/catalog/catalogs/2013-14LCIECatalog.pdf. Contact Beth with any questions.)

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor, or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
  • Go to www.lindenwood.edu
  • Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on Access Blackboard
  • Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to www.lindenwood.edu, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
  • Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
  • If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor

W15 Online Literary Novel Workshop

IMF574 Literary Novel Workshop: Polishing the In-Progress Novel
Wm. Anthony Connolly

START DATE:
All online classes begin on Monday, January 12 (with the first assignment post due by TUESDAY, January 13). See the full first assignment at the bottom of this post for all details, including Blackboard log-in instructions.

CLASS TYPE:
Workshop & Craft

TEXT: No textbook is required for this workshop class.

INSTRUCTOR COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This online workshop helps you develop your in-progress literary novel from exploring structure in all its potential: examining the novel’s voice, viewpoint, and characterization, and the novel’s language. A literary novel is a work of long prose that concerns itself less with plot, but more with character, the character’s inner world, and the uses of language to bring character and world alive. A literary novel is a type of long fiction, much like fantasy, horror, supernatural, science fiction, etc., are examples of another exclusive long form prose type – the genre novel. As such, fantasy, horror, supernatural, and science fiction are not literary because they work on developing plot and conventions of its genre. Literary novels tend to move at a slower pace than genre novels and are marked by elevated language. This is not a genre novel class. (If you’re uncertain what kind of novel you’re working on – literary or genre – it’s best to email the instructor and ask. The instructor has had both literary and genre novels published.) The course assignments include writing scenes using characters and situations from the in-progress novel, polishing existing sections or chapters, and discussion of your in-progress work. Every week your work will be submitted to a workshop for feedback from both your peers and your instructor. The workshop environment can be a demanding one, but it’s meant to improve submitted work. You will be asked to comment and critique the work of others; others will critique and comment on your work, all with the goal of improving your in-progress literary novel. Your goal is to complete 50 well-crafted pages of a novel.

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
*For Winter Quarter 2015, do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, January 12. Class shells will not be ready for student view until that date. You are not required to post on Blackboard until Tuesday, January 13 (by 11:59pm).*

Online students are required to participate on Blackboard a minimum of three times per week throughout the quarter. On January 12, you will log into Blackboard (see instructions below), and then click on your course name. In the left column, click on the menu buttons called Getting Started and Class Requirements. Read all information contained in those sections, including the syllabus, online etiquette, etc. Then click on the Weekly Assignments menu button in the left column. The Week 1 weekly folder will contain all assignments and due dates for the first week (Mon. 1/12 through Sun. 1/18), including your first assignment, which is due by TUESDAY, January 13, at 11:59pm (please note day change from last quarter), and is detailed below: 

For your FIRST ASSIGNMENT, you will click on the Discussions menu button, and then click on the First Assignment discussion forum. (The first assignment is detailed in the WEEK 1 Weekly Folder.) Click the button at the top left to create a thread; title it with your name. In your post, introduce yourself to the class, and explain why you were interested in enrolling in this class. Over the rest of the week, along with completing any other assignments required by your instructor for Week 1, read over your classmates’ introduction posts, and feel free to respond (respectfully, of course, following the rules for online etiquette contained in Class Requirements).

All students must post their initial comment in the first assignment discussion forum by TUESDAY at 11:59pm in order to be counted as attended for the week (note day change from last quarter). Attendance must be recorded early in Week 1 due to financial aid requirements for student refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If, after looking over the class content, you think you may want to drop the class, do NOT post your introduction in the discussion board, and do not post anywhere on Blackboard. As long as you have not posted, you can be dropped from the class as Never Attended, and you will not be charged tuition. (If at any point during the quarter you decide to drop, you must email the Program Director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and include the last date that you accessed Blackboard, which will count as your last date of attendance. The percentage of tuition that you are charged for dropping will depend on when you drop the class. A full explanation of the university’s drop policy can be read on page 17 of the catalog:
http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/catalog/catalogs/2013-14LCIECatalog.pdf. Contact Beth with any questions.)

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor, or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
  • Go to www.lindenwood.edu
  • Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on Access Blackboard
  • Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to www.lindenwood.edu, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
  • Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
  • If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor

W15 Online Prose Collection

IMF55600 The Prose Collection: Essay: David Sedaris
Beth Mead

START DATE:
All online classes begin on Monday, January 12 (with the first assignment post due by TUESDAY, January 13). See the full first assignment at the bottom of this post for all details, including Blackboard log-in instructions.

CLASS TYPE:
Literature & Craft

INSTRUCTOR COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This Prose Collection class will focus on one essay collection by David Sedaris. We will discuss and analyze each piece in the collection from a writer’s perspective, as well as addressing cohesiveness and the ordering of pieces in a collection. Students will also consider how their observations and insights can be applied to their own writing and a future collection. Additionally, each student will choose a second book by David Sedaris (from the list HERE) for a literary analysis presentation in Week 10. The Prose Collection is a literature/craft class; there is no workshop component, although there is one short writing exercise at midterm. Students may take up to three Prose Collection classes throughout their time in the program, as long as each class has a different author focus.

Note on texts: MFA textbooks are usually available at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, as well as through online sites such as Amazon.com (used copies are often available). E-books are acceptable. Textbooks are also available at full price through the LU Spirit Shoppe (via Lindenwood's website).

TEXTS (2):
1.
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris
Back Bay Books 2009
9780316154680

2.
An additional Sedaris book of your choice for literary analysis presentation

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
*For Winter Quarter 2015, do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, January 12. Class shells will not be ready for student view until that date. You are not required to post on Blackboard until Tuesday, January 13 (by 11:59pm).*

Online students are required to participate on Blackboard a minimum of three times per week throughout the quarter. On January 12, you will log into Blackboard (see instructions below), and then click on your course name. In the left column, click on the menu buttons called Getting Started and Class Requirements. Read all information contained in those sections, including the syllabus, online etiquette, etc. Then click on the Weekly Assignments menu button in the left column. The Week 1 weekly folder will contain all assignments and due dates for the first week (Mon. 1/12 through Sun. 1/18), including your first assignment, which is due by TUESDAY, January 13, at 11:59pm (please note day change from last quarter), and is detailed below: 

For your FIRST ASSIGNMENT, you will click on the Discussions menu button, and then click on the First Assignment discussion forum. (The first assignment is detailed in the WEEK 1 Weekly Folder.) Click the button at the top left to create a thread; title it with your name. In your post, introduce yourself to the class, and explain why you were interested in enrolling in this class. Over the rest of the week, along with completing any other assignments required by your instructor for Week 1, read over your classmates’ introduction posts, and feel free to respond (respectfully, of course, following the rules for online etiquette contained in Class Requirements).

All students must post their initial comment in the first assignment discussion forum by TUESDAY at 11:59pm in order to be counted as attended for the week (note day change from last quarter). Attendance must be recorded early in Week 1 due to financial aid requirements for student refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If, after looking over the class content, you think you may want to drop the class, do NOT post your introduction in the discussion board, and do not post anywhere on Blackboard. As long as you have not posted, you can be dropped from the class as Never Attended, and you will not be charged tuition. (If at any point during the quarter you decide to drop, you must email the Program Director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and include the last date that you accessed Blackboard, which will count as your last date of attendance. The percentage of tuition that you are charged for dropping will depend on when you drop the class. A full explanation of the university’s drop policy can be read on page 17 of the catalog:
http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/catalog/catalogs/2013-14LCIECatalog.pdf. Contact Beth with any questions.)

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor, or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
  • Go to www.lindenwood.edu
  • Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on Access Blackboard
  • Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to www.lindenwood.edu, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
  • Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
  • If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor

First Assignment for all Winter 2015 Online MFA Classes

*For Winter Quarter 2015, do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, January 12. Class shells will not be ready for student view until that date. You are not required to post on Blackboard until Tuesday, January 13 (by 11:59pm).

Online students are required to participate on Blackboard a minimum of three times per week throughout the quarter. On January 12, you will log into Blackboard (see instructions below), and then click on your course name. In the left column, click on the menu buttons called Getting Started and Class Requirements. Read all information contained in those sections, including the syllabus, online etiquette, etc. Then click on the Weekly Assignments menu button in the left column. The Week 1 weekly folder will contain all assignments and due dates for the first week (Mon. 1/12 through Sun. 1/18), including your first assignment, which is due by TUESDAY, January 13, at 11:59pm (please note day change from last quarter), and is detailed below: 

For your FIRST ASSIGNMENT, you will click on the Discussions menu button, and then click on the First Assignment discussion forum. (The first assignment is detailed in the WEEK 1 Weekly Folder.) Click the button at the top left to create a thread; title it with your name. In your post, introduce yourself to the class, and explain why you were interested in enrolling in this class. Over the rest of the week, along with completing any other assignments required by your instructor for Week 1, read over your classmates’ introduction posts, and feel free to respond (respectfully, of course, following the rules for online etiquette contained in Class Requirements).

All students must post their initial comment in the first assignment discussion forum by TUESDAY at 11:59pm in order to be counted as attended for the week (note day change from last quarter). Attendance must be recorded early in Week 1 due to financial aid requirements for student refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If, after looking over the class content, you think you may want to drop the class, do NOT post your introduction in the discussion board, and do not post anywhere on Blackboard. As long as you have not posted, you can be dropped from the class as Never Attended, and you will not be charged tuition. (If at any point during the quarter you decide to drop, you must email the Program Director at bmead@lindenwood.edu and include the last date that you accessed Blackboard, which will count as your last date of attendance. The percentage of tuition that you are charged for dropping will depend on when you drop the class. A full explanation of the university’s drop policy can be read on page 17 of the catalog:
http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/catalog/catalogs/2013-14LCIECatalog.pdf. Contact Beth with any questions.)

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor, or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
  • Go to www.lindenwood.edu
  • Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on Access Blackboard
  • Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to www.lindenwood.edu, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
  • Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
  • If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor