Jul 13, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 466 - Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing

Intensive workshop further developing the techniques of writing creative nonfiction: researching, editing, assimilating features of fiction and poetry, and experimenting with structure, voice, and style. Reading professional models to learn technique. ENG 466 and ENG 566 are layered courses; a student may not receive credit for both.

Prerequisite: ENG 366.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Deepen their understanding of creative nonfiction by studying the works of selected professional writers, with sustained attention on at least one booklength work.
  • Develop their oral presentation skills by presenting their knowledge of the craft and/or a particular creative nonfiction writer or work and/or each other’s work.
  • Continue to develop research skills.
  • Develop critical skills by responding to each other’s drafts.
  • Recognize and submit their work to appropriate literary markets.
  • Learn how to articulate the effectiveness of “voice” and will learn to develop their own individual voices, modulating tone and experimenting with irony as appropriate.
  • Develop their revision/editing skills to become their own best editors.
  • Learn to perform their work.

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