PREREQUISITE: Completion of the English Composition requirement.
Lecture: 16332 11:15a-12:05p M (110 students) 3 cr. Discussion sections: 16333 9:05a-9:55a WF (19 students) 16334 9:05a-9:55a WF (24 students) 16335 10:10a-11:00a WF (16 students) 16336 10:10a-11:00a WF (19 students) 16337 11:15a-12:05p WF (17 students) 16338 12:20p-1:10p WF (24 students)
W103 is an introductory-level creative writing course in poetry and fiction designed for students who do not necessarily have experience in creative writing, but who possess a genuine desire to learn more about it. Through practice, assigned readings, lectures, and discussion, students will gain a better understanding of how poems and stories are made. Students will learn to read as a writer reads not only for what a text is saying but how a text is saying it, and apply that to the writing of original poems and stories.
The class meets three times a week, once in Monday lecture on the basic elements of poetry and fiction, and twice (Wednesday and Friday) in discussion sections for the close study of contemporary poetry and fiction assigned in lecture, and consideration of student work.
The course includes two exams, extensive in-class participation, and a culminating portfolio consisting of significantly revised original student work (four poems, one short story and all drafts).
NOTE: This course does not satisfy the English composition requirement.