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.
- 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.