Spring 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Reynolds, Clay
Discipline and Number
CRWT 3307 Section HN1
M Time 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Course Title
Creating Short Stories

Description of Course:

This course will proceed as a combination of lecture, discussion, and studio production. It will focus on the study and evaluation of the primary elements of the modern short story, and contemporary fiction forms. The thrust of the course will be toward defining and applying the principal elements of fiction: character, plot, setting, dialogue, etc. in original work. Students will actively engage in the production and evaluation of each other’s original work with an eye toward publication of their work. The periodical publishing business, dealing with agents, e-publishing, etc. will also be discussed.

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Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Students should be prepared to write a minimum of 3 full length short stories during the term, to read and discuss material related to the creation of the short story, and to read and discuss short stories from an anthology.Considerable distribution of original work will be required. Students should be prepared to photocopy and distribute all original work. Electronic distribution is not a viable option. Full class attendance will be required.

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