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Active as of Fall Semester 2017

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Creative Nonfiction

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ENGL 2470

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Internship Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course is an introduction to creative nonfiction, a fast-growing literary genre dedicated to the art of telling true stories vividly and memorably. In addition to examining various models of creative nonfiction, students will be immersed in the process of imaginative writing as they learn about voice, scene, dialogue, point of view, theme, research, accuracy, imagery, and other elements commonly used in the genre. Memoir, humor writing, personal narrative, literary journalism, nature writing, and travel writing are different forms of writing that students will explore in this course. Assignments and writing prompts will lead to the creation and revision of drafts, giving students an opportunity to end the course with a portfolio of polished material.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading College Level CLC or Reading College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ENGL 2470 - Creative Nonfiction

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ENGL 2470 - Creative Nonfiction

There are no corequisites for this course.