Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Storytelling is one of the most natural forms of human communication, one that most of us praticipate in every day. Each individual comes to fiction writing with a unique set of experiences, observations, imaginings and passions. And in this class students will praticpate in activities that are designed to help them translate these resources into fictional short stories. Students who enroll in this class may expect to experience the pleasure associated with the creative process and to work hard to master the craft of fiction writing.
Pre-requisite: CRWT 2301.
R.S. Gwynn, A POCKET ANTHOLOGY (7th edition only).
Michael Kardos: THE ART AND CRAFT OF FICTION
Jerome Stern: MAKING SHAPELY FICTION
Strunk and White: THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
In the course of the semester students will read and analyze the short stories of established writers as well as stories written by other members of the class.
In addition, they will produce 3 original short stories and will rewrite 2 of these first drafts.