ENGL 501 (03) - Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Intro to Creative Nonfiction

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 50077
A writing course that explores types of creative nonfiction such as nature writing, the profile, the memoir, and the personal essay. Extensive reading of contemporary authors to study the sources and techniques used in creative nonfiction. Regular papers, conferences, and workshops. Prereq: ENGL 401.
Section Comments: Special Topic: Digital Essay
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 501H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Melinda White

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS 336
Additional Course Details: 


Spring 2023 Special Topic: Digital & Visual Essay Writing

Focused on creative uses of multimedia in composition, this course will cover traditional nonfiction elements such as sensory details, narrative, and expressing the human condition, while also including visual, audio, and electronic text to engage readers. Like an artist’s paintbrush, the computer can be a creative tool in the writing process. Exploring methods, forms, and functions of works of both print and digital nonfiction will provide students with context and the foundational skills to express themselves through multimedia writing projects such as video, Google Maps, and the web. Writers will become composers, telling their stories with digital media. 

This Writing for Digital Media section aims to introduce the genre of creative nonfiction while also encouraging you, as writers, to think outside the box and consider new forms of writing, both through the course readings and your own writing. Observe and explore the world around you and always listen to your broccoli. Prereq: ENGL 401.