• Samplers Courses

    Sampler Courses

    Our classes attract the kind of people who want to think deeply about their world. People like you who love to encounter new ideas and explore diverse perspectives. Whether you have graduated from Hamline, sampled a class with us before or have been out of the classroom for twenty years, sampler courses offer a way explore a rigorous, intellectual, creatively challenging environment with accomplished, supportive faculty. 

    Summer 2016


    2 credits. Mondays & Thursdays, 6-9 pm. Term starts June 6..

    Events seem to be moving rather quickly to me, and I think the response of many writers has been compression, and an exploration of the art of the paragraph, the fragment, the sequence. This multi-genre course will explore various short forms as vehicles for expressive writing and conclude with individual projects constructed of a series of shorter works on a theme. Generally, the material will proceed from a consideration of the prose poem as a field of play, with an emphasis on the interior and on an understanding of the self, to brief non-fiction and an emphasis on the self and society as well as relational insight, to sudden fiction and an exploration of the other and empathic writing. The final week will be given over to the development and discussion of your projects and to hybrid forms of writing. Instructor: John Colburn. 

    Cost: $1094


    Registration & Payment Information   


    how to register 

    Sampler registration will open on Monday, March 21Please read the Policies & Procedures and Tuition & Payment sections below before completing the online registration form.  

    Policies AND Procedures

    Sampler students must have a bachelor’s degree. Transcripts may be required.

    Courses are open on a space-available basis. Please thoroughly read the Policies & Procedures form that accompanies the printed registration form.

    Grading: Courses are offered for graduate credit and graded with letter grades (A-F). A Pass/No Pass designation must be specified at the first class. Outside assignments will be required of all registrants, regardless of grading system.

 Application to degree program: Only sampler courses taken for a letter grade may be considered for future transfer into a Hamline University degree program. Grades earned must be a B- or better. Application and admission to a degree program are required.

    Tuition and Payment  

    Fees/Payment: $547 per credit for Fall 2015 - Summer 2016. All credits in graduate semester credits. Courses range from 2-4 credits. A non-credit option is available on a space-available basis; cost for non-credit is 80% of the full-tuition rate.

    Texts and course packets at additional cost may also be required.

    Payment Plan: Those considering a payment plan should call Student Administrative Services at 651-523-3000 for details.

    Billing information will be sent from Student Administrative Services via email.

    Withdrawal: In accordance with the Official Academic Calendar, restrictions on refunds apply. Please call Student Administrative Services at 651-523-3000 for details.

    Cancellation: If a course does not reach minimum enrollment, it will be canceled at least seven days prior to the first session. Tuition paid will be refunded or held for another course.

    Alumni Discount: Alums of the Hamline BFA, MFA and MALS programs are awarded a 10% reduction in tuition.