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Narrative: Theory and Practice
ENGL 282
Summer 2016
Section: 01  

What is "narrative" and how does it shape the way we understand the world around us? How are stories constructed in language? How do writers create a sense of time, plot, and character? In this course, we will explore these questions by identifying the strategies and structures of narrative across various media. Genres under study will include folktales, prose fiction, and film, but also less traditional subjects of narrative inquiry, such as journalism, poetry, photography, and digital media. Students will put theory into practice, investigating the mechanisms of narrative by writing in multiple genres. For the final project, students will have the choice of either a critical essay or a work of creative writing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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