WRIT 353

Writing Short Fiction

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Drawing on student ideas and experiences, this course develops the craft of short fiction writing in a workshop setting. Students read each other's work and explore the conventions of the short story. This course may be repeated for credit.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Analyze readings of peer work, both orally and in writing.
  • Apply the elements of fiction to include plot, character, setting, point of view, voice and theme.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Describe and appreciate works in the arts and humanities as expressions of individual and collective values within an intellectual, cultural, historical and social context.
  • Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Interpret and respond critically to works from various cultures in the arts and humanities.
  • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
  • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Synthesize a fictional story with autobiographical experience.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
  • Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in writing and speaking.