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Creative Writing: Short Fiction
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits), 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM), and ENGL 2B01: Introduction to Creative Writing or permission of instructor.
In this writing-intensive seminar, students will engage in weekly workshops and in critical analysis of short stories from a diverse range of contemporary authors working in a variety of styles and forms. Through in-class exercises and guided writing activities, students will learn to craft short fiction with attention to plot, structure, character, dialogue, scene, point of view, tone and style. The in-class workshops will provide students with the language of critical analysis and with strategies for revision. Readings may include short fiction by Atwood, Capote, Carver, Cheever, Davis, Gowdy, Hemingway, Hempel, Kinciad, Marquez and Munro.
Notes: Alumni students who are considering taking this course to fulfill their writing course requirement must make an advising appointment with the Liberal Arts & Sciences office for approval.
Course was last updated May 2, 2012 - 4:25 PM