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Creative Nonfiction is a catalyst for adult learners to tell the stories of their experiences, insights, and knowledge. Whether they are writing memoirs, personal essays, portraits, essays of place, opinion essays or literary journalism, students use the tools of storytelling to develop an engaging voice, add personal authority to their expression, and write truthfully about the real world. Writing workshops provide responsive audiences and will help students develop and hone a set of tools to critique writing. Students will both analyze published works and create and revise their own writing via peer work shopping. Discussion will focus on such subgenres as memoir, portrait, essay of place, and literary journalism.
This course can fulfill either Humanities OR The Arts general education credit (not both). Students choosing Humanities will have the option of focusing more on reading and analysis of creative nonfiction, while students choosing The Arts will have the option of focusing more on creating and revising their own work.
This course is offered at both introductory and advanced levels. Advanced-level students engage in advanced literary analysis and will help lead discussions and moderate writing workshops. Prerequisite for advanced-level: a previous course in literature or college writing.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in The Arts for 4 credits or in Humanities for 4 credits.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Theory, Structure & Change
Meets General Education Requirement In: The Arts-Full;Humanities-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. May. Sep.
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