|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Writing Certificate|
This course will explore techniques and theories that sustain multifaceted and long narratives in fiction and nonfiction. Students will read texts that transpire over many pages, over long periods of time, and which involve deep explorations of character, setting, and theme. Readings will draw on various genres: classics ("Crime and Punishment" and Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain"), crime fiction (Donna Tartt's "The Secret History"), and narrative nonfiction (Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and Gay Talese's "Honor Thy Father"). We will examine and explore the elements that sustain long and complex stories. Students will write one very long (50-page) essay or piece of fiction over the course of the semester.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Major readings, Crime and Punishment,
Thomas Mann The Magic Mountain,
Donna Tartt's The Secret History.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
, One 50 page paper over the course of the semester
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
, Email Professor Charles Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on applying for the course. Applicants will complete a short questionnaire and submit a writing sample of at least ten pages. Preference is given to COL majors and Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, but first year students and students majoring in other areas are encouraged to apply.
|Instructor(s): Barber,Charles Times: ..T.... 01:00PM-03:50PM; Location: BOGH112; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
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