Course Schedule

The courses below are those offered for the term. (To view the course description, class dates & times, touch on accordion tab by the title.)

  • Online Courses

    492.660.81 - Writing for Young Readers

    $2918

    Susan Muaddi-darraj

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    This course focuses on reading and writing stories and books for children and young adults. Readings include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Participants read published writing geared toward young readers with an eye toward understanding techniques and approaches to writing for this particular audience. They also write their own works designed for young readers. The course goals are threefold: to focus on teaching students to read children’s and young adult literature; teaching students to write children’s and young adult literature; and teaching the teacher participants to write children’s and young adult literature.

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    492.682.81 - Neuroscience, Creativity, and Writing

    $2918

    Heidi Vornbrock Roosa

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    This course explores the latest research and practice in the effect of writing on the brain, and of the brain on writing. Students will read both theoretical texts and creative works that examine writing “under the influence” of various brain states, including typical variations throughout the writing life, as wells as variations correlated to physical and psychological brain changes. Virtual guest speakers, case studies, and multimedia experiences provide students access to cutting edge expertise in this fast-growing field. Students complete exercises and semester-long writing projects to develop methods to promote creativity and tap into deeper areas of the brain to aid their own writing and that of their students.

    Technology Fees: $175.00

  • Off-Site or International

    492.690.91 - Residency: Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing

    $2918

    Mark Farrington

    Monday 9:00 - 4:00; 5/10 - 8/15
    Tuesday 9:00 - 4:00; 5/10 - 8/15
    Wednesday 9:00 - 4:00; 5/10 - 8/15
    Thursday 9:00 - 4:00; 5/10 - 8/15
    Thursday 9:00 - 4:00; 5/10 - 8/15

    This 7-10-day residency will take place in conjunction with the Hopkins Conference on Craft, held each summer in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, or other locations. Teaching Writing students will join with students in the Writing and Science Writing Programs for readings, roundtables, field trips and other residency events. Teaching Writing students will meet for four to six hours each day in a face-to-face, classroom environment. Students will design and present a mini-lesson involving writing that they have used, or wish to use, in their own classrooms. Students will engage in discussions of theory and best practices in the teaching of writing, and will also participate in a writing workshop focusing on their own writing. One residency is required for M.A. candidates and is optional for those seeking the certificate.

    Special onsite Residency course in Bar Harbor, ME, from July 2 – 9, 2017. Costs = Graduate Credit Tuition: $2918 (with a possible additional increase of as much as 5 percent, or $146) + Seminar Fee: $275 + Field Trip Fee (includes dorm lodging, plus events, some meals, etc.): $605. Total: $3798 (plus possible additional $146 tuition increase). Special refund policy applies; see website for details. Website: tba. Special Refund Policy for 490.784 Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing: The Field Trip/Seminar Fees are charged with tuition at the time of registration. After February 21, the Field Trip/Seminar Fees are nonrefundable; only tuition will be refunded according to the usual AAP refund policy. Tuition/Lab Fees