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CW 130 - Introduction to the Craft of Creative Writing

Spring 2018
Description 

This course in creative writing focuses on three genres: the personal essay, the short story, and the one-act play. It emphasizes an introduction to craft: how these types of writing are generated, what their elements are, and how the finished pieces work. Students explore through careful study of models by published writers, and through writing and revising their own short pieces.

Minor Requirement: This course can be used toward satisfying the Creative Writing Minor

 

Available in 
Spring
Prerequisites 
Fulfillment of both halves (Parts A and B) of the Reading & Composition Requirement or consent of instructor
Units and Format 
4 units – Three hours of lecture per week
Grading Option 
Letter grade or P/NP
Fulfills 
Creative Writing Minor

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Instructor

Class Number: 23266
Meeting time @ place:
TUTH 2:00pm - 3:30pm @ 121 Latimer Hall
Section Theme: None
Instructor: Kaya Oakes
Section Description:

This team-taught course in creative writing focuses on three genres: the personal essay, the short story, and the one-act play. The course emphasizes an introduction to craft—how these types of writing are generated, what their elements are, and how the finished pieces work—which students will explore through careful study of models by published writers and through writing and revising their own short pieces.

This section is co-taught by John Levine, Kaya Oakes, and Ryan Sloan.

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