Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
The best writing offers insight into life, living, and what it means, or costs, to be part of the human experience. In order to craft work that can provide such insight, writers must draw upon a variety of tools and methods. This class will explore those tools and methods and apply them when writing fiction and poetry, and because even the best writing will not appeal to every reader, this class will consider how various audiences might react to authors’ works. Through discussion and in-class exercises, as well as through assignments completed outside of class, students will develop and hone their writing skills while broadening their understanding of poetry and fiction specifically and all writing in general.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Students will be responsible for finishing and revising one short story and 3-5 poems in addition to completing and handing in exercises, attending class, and actively participating in discussions and peer-review critiques.