English | Introductory Creative Writing
W103 | 15912 | Alyce Miller


W103 INTRODUCTORY CREATIVE WRITING
Alyce Miller

Lecture:
15912	 1:25p-2:15p M (84 students) 3 cr.

Discussion sections:
24429	9:05a-9:55a	WF	(11 students)
15914  	12:20p-1:10p 	W 	(11 students)
15915 	1:25p-2:15p 	WF 	(11 students)
21400	1:25p-2:15p 	WF 	(11 students)
15916	2:30p-3:20p	WF	(10 students)
15917	2:30p-3:20p	WF	(10 students)
24432	3:35p-4:25p	WF	(10 students)
24433	3:35p-4:25p	WF	(10 students)

W103 is an introductory-level creative writing course in poetry and
fiction designed for students who may not 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 these ideas to the writing of original poems and stories.

The class meets three times a week. Students will attend a weekly
Monday lecture given by a creative writing faculty member which will
address some of  the important  elements of poetry and fiction, as
well as  twice-weekly discussion sections with associate
instructors  for the close study of poetry and fiction assigned in
lecture, and exchanges and discussions of student work.

The course includes two exams, which are based primarily on the
materials assigned and discussed in the Monday lectures, extensive
in-class participation, and a culminating portfolio consisting of
significantly revised original student work that includes poems and
short stories.