Creative Writing & Journalism Courses

Fall 2022 Courses for Yale College Students

Proposals for independent study courses are due at noon on April 1, 2022; students will be notified by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 8 whether the proposal has been approved or revisions are required. Creative writing and journalism course applications are due at noon on April 11; decision notices will be sent via email by 5:00 pm on April 22. Where no application is required in advance, students may enroll during registration period, April 13 through May 4. Please check the course sites on Canvas for further information.

Beginner

ENGL 123 Introduction to Creative Writing. Staff.
Enroll in a section or join the automatic waiting list through YCS by April 18.

ENGL 404-01 Reading Fiction for Craft. Michael Cunningham.
Application for ENGL 404 01
We invite you to attend an information session on April 8, at 12:00 or 3:00 pm in LC 101.

ENGL 404-02 Reading Fiction for Craft. Adam Sexton.
Request instructor permission to enroll through 
YCS by April 18.

Intermediate

ENGL 407 Introduction to Writing Fiction. Clifton Spargo.
Application for ENGL 407

ENGL 408 Introduction to Writing Poetry. Cynthia Zarin.
Application for ENGL 408

EVST 224/ENGL 418 Writing About the Environment. Alan Burdick.
Request instructor permission to enroll through YCS by April 18.

ENGL 419/HSAR 460/HUMS 185 Writing about Contemporary Figurative Art. Margaret Spillane.
Request instructor permission to enroll through YCS by April 18.

ENGL 425 Writing the Television Drama. Aaron Tracy.
Request instructor permission to enroll through YCS by April 18.

ENGL 447 Shakespeare and the Craft of Writing Poetry. Danielle Chapman.
Request instructor permission to enroll through YCS by April 18.

ENGL 449 The Art of Editing. Meghan O’Rourke.
Application for ENGL 449

Advanced

ENGL 453/THST 320 Playwriting. Donald Margulies.
Application for ENGL 453/THST 320

ENGL 460 Advanced Poetry Writing. Cynthia Zarin.
Application for ENGL 460

ENGL 461 The Art and Craft of Television Drama. Derek Green.
Application for ENGL 461

ENGL 465-01 Advanced Fiction Writing. Caryl Phillips.
Application for ENGL 465-01

ENGL 465-02 Advanced Fiction Writing. Michael Cunningham.
Application for ENGL 465-02

ENGL 467/PLSC 253 Journalism. Steven Brill.
Expanded course description and application instructions for ENGL 467/PLSC 253

ENGL 469 Advanced Nonfiction Writing. Anne Fadiman.
Application for ENGL 469

ENGL 474 The Genre of the Sentence. Verlyn Klinkenborg.
Application for ENGL 474

Independent Study

ENGL 487 Tutorial in Writing. Staff.
*Application for ENGL 487  is due at noon on April 1.

ENGL 489 The Writing Concentration Senior Project. Staff.
*Application for ENGL 489  is due at noon on April 1.

Special Offering

ENGL 499 The Iseman Seminar in Poetry. Louise Glück.
Application for ENGL 499