Provides an introduction to the art and craft of writing creative nonfiction, an approach to “telling the truth” that many tools of fiction writing and journalism. Students will read, write, critique, and analyze pieces demonstrating the different styles in this genre: memoir, essay, and literary journalism. In addition, this course will include lectures, workshops, and peer editing. Students will experiment with the basic techniques of journalism, such as researching, reporting, and interviewing. The goal is to help students write stories that give meaning to experience, in a way that touches others.
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Students must pass all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher.