Fall 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
As an introductory creative writing course, this class will prepare students to learn and practice the fundamentals of writing proseâ€”dialogue, tone, plotting, structure, and so onâ€”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 poetryâ€”including elements such as rhythm, imagery, diction, tone, meter, and formâ€”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 otherâ€™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
The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. Lex Williford and Michael Martone, eds.
> Making Shapley Fiction by Jerome Stern
> All the funâ€™s in how you say a thing by Timothy Steele
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