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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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WRT 217 - Advanced Creative Nonfiction

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Advanced techniques of creative nonfiction writing. Includes advanced original writing, advanced critical responses to nonfiction, and marketing techniques.

Prerequisite(s): WRT 207  with a C or better.
Information: Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course. May be taken four times for a maximum of twelve credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe techniques of creative nonfiction writing.
  2. Apply techniques to original works.
  3. Develop criteria for literary analysis.
  4. Research appropriate markets for nonfiction pieces.

  1. Advanced Techniques of Creative Nonfiction Writing                    
    1. Material for original nonfiction works
    2. Writing process
    3. Adaptation of fiction techniques
    4. Intent and audience
    5. Voice and tone
    6. Structure
    7. Style
    8. Ethics
  2. Advanced Original Writing
    1. Essays or memoir
    2. Revisions
  3. Advanced Critical Responses to Nonfiction
    1. Literary analysis
    2. Critical vocabulary
    3. Critiques
    4. Uses of critiques for revision
  4. Marketing Techniques
    1. Characteristics of professional writing
    2. Publishing opportunities

Effective Term:
Spring 2014

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