WRIT 335: Forms & Techniques
in Short Creative Nonfiction

 

Calendar Description:

A lecture course surveying short forms of creative nonfiction.

Recent Summary:

Writing 335 is a reading-intensive lecture/seminar course that examines the history and contemporary variety of essay-length nonfiction writing from the perspective of literary forms and techniques. We will read and discuss short prose works ranging from the Latin precursors of the personal essay to 21st-century magazine features and experimental works. Assignments will develop your appreciation and understanding of individual authors’ literary styles as well as general strategies used in various types of nonfiction prose. A class presentation and on-line journal will test your comprehension of these readings and your creative ability to apply course concepts in new contexts.

 

 

Course#: WRIT 335
Units: 1.5

Prerequisites: Second Year standing.

 

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