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Academic Bulletin English - 2008-09 - 202 ENG 202

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ENG 202 Special Topics in Writing

Creative Non-Fiction

This course is an extension and development of English 201, “The Essay.” As the title indicated, “Creative Non-Fiction” attempts to get at the truth of a situation, an idea, an incident through the personal presence of the writer. It employs the tools of creative writing–plot, character, metaphor, symbol–but it does so in a rigorous pursuit of the truth. Consequently, we will practice such forms as the personal essay, memoir, nature essay, and literary or critical commentary with an emphasis upon creative, personal style. Short reading of and about Creative Non-Fiction will be assigned. Writing will be presented and critiqued in a workshop atmosphere.

Credits: 1