The program consists of two required courses on general writing issues Approaches to Narrative and Poetry, SPAN-GA 4001, and either Forms and Techniques of Fiction and Nonfiction Prose, SPAN-GA 4002, or Forms and Techniques of Poetry, SPAN-GA 4003, four writing workshops (at least two in the field in which the student plans to specialize), and two electives. Workshops will be offered in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and translation. Additional workshops will be added to the program as needed. The two elective courses may be in the Creative Writing Program, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, or in another department, with an adviser’s approval. Students will also write a final project with the counsel of a faculty member at the second year of their course of study. Students write a final independent project under the supervision of a faculty member consisting of between 50-75 pages for prose or 30 pages for poetry. The project may be one long piece or a series of shorter pieces. This final project may include, or may be an expansion of work begun during previous courses, but it should represent a culminating effort to shape stories, prose, pieces, a long work, or a group of poems into a coherent, self-sufficient work.