Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Menzies, Don
Discipline and Number
CRWT 2301 Section 002
TR Time 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title
Introductory Creative Writing

Description of Course:

CRWT 2301 is an introduction to creative writing that will investigate and instruct students in the process of creating original fiction, poetry, and television or feature film scripts. Students will engage in a rigorous study of creative writing both from the perspective of the writer as craftsman with a heavy emphasis on the conventions, tools, elements, and processes of writing and from the perspective of the critical reader, deconstructing and imitating textual models of other writers to gain insight into the development of their own writing. A large part of this course will be workshop-centered. Students should be prepared to photocopy and distribute copies of their work in strict adherence to preset submission deadlines and to actively engage in the thorough reading and critique of the work of other students.

Required Texts:

A Poetry Handbook
Author: Mary Oliver
Paperback: 130 pages
Publisher: Harcourt (1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0156724006
ISBN-13: 978-0156724005

Making Shapely Fiction
Author: Jerome Stern
Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (November 1, 1991)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 039332124X
ISBN-13: 978-0393321241

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