2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Student-Originated Studies: Creative Writing (Short Story)


Fall 2012 quarter

Eddy Brown creative writing, literature
Fields of Study
cultural studies, literature and writing
Preparatory for studies or careers in
writing, literature, cultural studies and teaching
One quarter or semester of college-level creative writing. College-level writing skills.

This SOS supports students doing individual projects in short story writing, to foster their skills and knowledge in creative writing in general, the short story in particular, and literature. Participants are expected to be self-motivated and have good work habits. In addition to online forums and out-of-class individual and small-group activities, we will hold weekly class sessions. These meetings are intended to provide ongoing individualized support and build a sense of community. Students must attend and participate in these sessions to be eligible for full credit. During these gatherings we will explore story crafting, the writing process, fiction genres, and published literature. Students will also carry out some in-class writing activities, report on and share work-in-progress, conduct peer critques, and receive applicable instruction and guidance. Potential variations on proposed work and activities may be considered, and if acceptable, will be worked out individually with the faculty member.

There will also be weekly text-based seminars and written reader responses to both assigned and self-selected published fiction. Students will be expected to maintain and submit a process portfolio and reading journal. At the end of the quarter, we will have in-class student readings of their work.

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
May 9th, 2012 New program added.