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    May 26, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

WRIT 3120 - Forms & Elements of the Craft I: Fiction

Goals: In this course students explore and practice the fundamental elements of fiction, including characterization, setting, theme, scene vs. summary, plot, tension and conflict, dialogue, point of view, voice, and structure. They will apply insights concerning these elements to their own work, the work of their peers, and published fiction.

Content: Students will build skills through writing exercises and the study of contemporary and classic fiction, culminating in the completion of several pieces of short fiction. The course combines lecture, discussion, reading, writing exercises and experiments, and other assignments.

Taught: Annually

Prerequisite: ENG 1110 or its equivalent and WRIT 3000. WRIT 3000 may be taken simultaneously with WRIT 3120.

Recommended: ENG 1900 (formerly 3010) or one survey course (ENG 1210, 1220, 1230, 1240, 1250, 1270).

Credits: 4