Since the Creative Writing electives are changing from Creative Writing I & Creative Writing II into Creative Writing: Fiction and Creative Writing: Poetry, we offer the following clarification for the new requirements and eligibility for these courses:
If you have completed Creative Writing II, you are not eligible to take any further Creative Writing Courses
If you have only taken Creative Writing I so far, you may take EITHER of the two Creative Writing courses next year. (Our current handbook suggests that you must take Creative Writing: Poetry as your second writing course)
If you have not yet taken any Creative Writing electives, you do not have to begin with Creative Writing: Fiction, as the handbook suggests.
In short, please ignore the part in the course descriptions that suggest that these two courses are consecutive, starting with the Fiction course. They no longer are. That phrasing will be removed for the 2013-14 Course Descriptions Handbook