E311A – Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction

Credit Hours:
3

Course Level:
Undergraduate

Semesters Offered:
Fall Spring

Prerequisites: E 210 with grade of B or better.

Descriptions: This course is designed to provide the intermediate student with the basic tools of the craft of fiction and a technical vocabulary with which to discuss short fiction. A short story anthology and/or a creative writing text will be used, and during the beginning of the semester the major emphasis of the course is on consolidating the lessons of E210 and practicing the usage of craft. Reading fiction from a writer’s point of view is also emphasized. During the semester the student will write various assignments–descriptive prose, scenes, character sketches–and three short stories of at least twenty-five hundred words and a rewrite of one of them. Tests may cover knowledge of the short stories discussed in class, technical vocabulary, and technical analysis of short fiction.