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MALS 4903 - Creative Capstone Seminar

The Creative Capstone Seminar is a graduate seminar in which students utilize the knowledge and skills gained through the degree program to create a culminating creative work and a paper that critically addresses its context in the degree field of study. In the critical paper, the student presents writing and content motivations of the creative work, supports those motivations with professional and academic work in the field, analyzes the creative work in the context of the writing and literature fields, and reflects upon the creative process. The seminar is dependent upon collegial discussion of student writing process and drafts under the facilitation of a faculty member, and it is governed by the quality of participation and contributions of the students. The course structure, facilitated by the faculty member, guides the students through the creative process and writing of an analytical capstone paper; the instructor provides intensive feedback on the capstone process and papers. Students are responsible for generating the course content through ongoing discussion of and peer feedback on the capstone process and individual work, as well as the analysis and contextualization of focused student creative work and papers within the wider degree field of study. Students will professionally and academically communicate their creations and findings through written work and oral presentation. Students must have: Unconditional acceptance as a degree candidate, completion of at least 40 quarter-hours (including all core courses) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and a B or better in MALS 4020. A final grade of B or better must be earned in this course to meet degree requirements. Students must complete the Capstone Seminar in one quarter; no incomplete grades are assigned.


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Autumn 2014 - Online/Distance (CRN - 4980)

Schedule Information

  • CRN: 4980
  • Instructor: Hutchison, Joseph
  • Credits: 4
  • Date/Time:
  • Delivery: Online/Distance
  • Location: ONLINE

Required Reading:

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations. Eighth Ed. Kate Turabian. ISBN: 9780226816388.

Please check Canvas one week before class begins for any pre-class assignments; https://canvas.du.edu

If you wish to buy your books via the DU bookstore, please check their online site at "the DU Bookstore" to make sure your books are in stock before coming to campus or ordering online.

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