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WRIT 353 Writing Short Fiction

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.

Prerequisites

4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

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.

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Writing Short Fiction Patterson, Gar Books Course details

Fall 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Writing Short Fiction Richards, Melanie B Books Course details