W103 2005-2014 JOHNSON
Introductory Creative Writing

Lecture:
2005 1:25p-2:15p M (144) 3 cr.

Discussion sections:
2006 8:00a-8:50a WF (18)
2007 9:05a-9:55a WF (18)
2008 10:10a-11:00a WF (18)
2009 11:15a-12:05p WF (18)
2010 12:20p-1:10p WF (18)
2011 1:25p-2:15p WF (18)
2012 2:30p-3:20p WF (18)
2013 3:35p-4:25p WF (18)
2014 4:40p-5:30p WF (18)

W103 is an introductory course in the writing of poetry and of fiction; students will study the basic techniques, approaches, and subjects of the two genres, and read extensively in them as well. The course is designed for those students who do not necessarily have experience in creative writing, but who desire to learn more about it; W103 is also the usual prerequisite for other creative writing offerings. The major requirements are examples of the studentís own fiction and poetry and exercises in the two genres, which will be turned in to the courseís AIs on a more or less weekly basis. Generally, students will complete four or five poems and revisions of their poems, one or two short stories, and various exercises which the AIs will also assign. Students will also attend weekly lectures on craft, on technique, and on reading assignments from the anthologies. Midterm and final exams.