Department of English Department of English College of Arts and Sciences
Spring 2011 Course Descriptions

Studentsoriginal fiction is the primary focus of attention in the course.  Students write and submit stories for class discussion.  The primary role of these discussions is to aid the writer in the development and improvement of the work.  Examples of published fiction will be examined.


Learning Outcomes



1.      Students will demonstrate the ability to write a short story, novella, or novel, using the techniques of realistic fiction.



2.      Students will demonstrate knowledge of a critical vocabulary of literature and the craft of fiction writing. This knowledge will be shown during class discussions and in written critiques.



3.      Students will demonstrate the ability to accept constructive criticism and to revise in accordance with editorial suggestions.





A previous fiction writing course, and/or permission from the instructor, is necessary to enroll.  Students already enrolled in the creative writing program do not need a permit.



A minimum of 25 pages of original fiction, edited, not first drafts.  Manuscripts should be presented in two sections, minimum 10 pages each. Written critiques are required.






Best American Short Stories 2010, edited by Richard Russo; ISBN: 978-0547055329



Selected handouts




1:00 - 4:00 pm

Cary Holladay

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