Fall 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Norman, Susan
Discipline and Number
CRWT 2301 Section 001
MW Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Course Title
Introductory Creative Writing

Description of Course:

As an introductory creative writing course, this class will prepare students to learn and practice the fundamentals of writing prose—dialogue, tone, plotting, structure, 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 elements such as rhythm, imagery, diction, tone, meter, 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 stories/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.

Prerequisite: RHET 1302

Required Texts:

The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. Lex Williford and Michael Martone, eds.
> Making Shapley Fiction by Jerome Stern
> All the fun’s in how you say a thing by Timothy Steele

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:


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