Creating Across Genres
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Goals: This course is open to all students interested in creative writing. Students are introduced to the practice of reading as creative writers in three genres: poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Content: The primary text, Janet Burroway’s Imaginative Writing, gives guidance in creative process and writing skills across genres; supplemental anthologies or texts may be added at the instructor’s discretion. Students engage creatively with texts as writers, participate in class discussions, and begin to develop a writing practice. Emphasis is on developing an awareness of the diverse social contexts in which writers write and readers read. The course combines lecture, discussion, readings in and across genres, weekly writing exercises, and other assignments. Students who successfully complete this course with a grade of “C” or better may apply for acceptance into the BFA program. Taught: Annually Prerequisite: ENG 1110 or its equivalent. Recommended: ENG 3010 or one survey course (ENG 1210, 1220, 1230, 1240, 1250, 1270). Credits: 4 credits
Colburn, John, "WRIT3000-01.Creating Across Genres.Sp15.Colburn,John" (2015). Syllabi. 5237.