Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
As an introductory course to prose and poetry this class will prepare students to learn and practice the fundamentals of writing fiction—description, dialogue, tone, plotting, and so on—in a workshop setting. By discussing and analyzing published short fiction, students will learn the narrative techniques and strategies of creative writers. Students will also learn the fundamentals of writing poetry—including such elements as rhythm, imagery, diction, tone, and form—by studying major works from a range of cultures and periods, and by writing their own poems.
The class will focus on the craft of writing and nurture creativity in each writer. Writing is a process; students will write and rewrite texts/poems. Students will write original work and evaluate each other’s work with an eye towards publication. This class will be a friendly and respectful environment for writers to learn and develop their craft.
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