Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin
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CRWR 191 A-Z - Advanced Topics in Creative Writing

Semester Hours: 3

Fall, Spring
Special topics related to the creative writing genres. Subjects are to be selected yearly.

Current Special Topics

CRWR 191M, Fiction: Reading Like a Writer
Writers have always learned the craft by studying the works of masters.  In this class, a craft class, we will do just that, learn from masters by reading literature through the lens of the writer—how to steal, borrow, adapt, grow, and above all how to take apart a story to learn from how it was made.  We will be looking at great literary models (Anton Chekhov, Alice Munro, William Trevor, Jhumpa Lahiri, Toni Morrison, Grace Paley, Tommy Orange, and others) to study and dissect how they achieve mastery of character, sentence structure, of point of view, of telling detail, of the plot.  We will read one story per week, reading them line by line, paragraph by paragraph to understand how different techniques of craft are employed while also exploring the most enduring literary voices of our time.   

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
WSC 001  and CRWR 133 . May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.

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