This class will focus on the reading
and writing of creative non-fiction and short fiction. Each week, students will read 1-2
essays or short stories and do one creative writing exercise. The readings will
cover a wide variety of subjects and genres and will serve as models and
triggering topics for their exercises and rough drafts. During class, students
will help lead discussions on the readings and writing workshops. After
receiving critical feedback on their writing from their peers and professor in
class workshops, students will then revise their rough drafts and turn in four
papers during the course.
The first half of the semester will
focus on writing two in-depth, creative non-fiction essays, and the second half
will concentrate on producing two polished short stories. Toward the end of the course, students
will put together all their writing and revise their best works to turn in with
the final portfolio.
Student Learning Outcomes: Students
will have a more in-depth understanding of creative non-fiction and short
fiction through the reading and writing of essays and short stories.
Required Text: Reading
Packet with a compilation of modern and contemporary essays, articles and short
stories. Available at Professional Image, 2633 S. King St., 973-6599.