ENGL 501 (03) - Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Intro to Creative Nonfiction

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 12977
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.
Section Comments: Special Topic: Tracking Our Lives - How Music Stories Us
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Prerequisite(s): ENGL 401
Equivalent(s): ENGL 501H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: James Rioux

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 11:10am - 12:30pm NESM 326
Additional Course Details: 

Fall 2023 Special Topic: Tracking our Lives: How Music Stories Us

This particular section of Creative Non-fiction will explore the ways in which our experiences with music shape our stories—how listening to (and/or making) music defines and transforms us. Examining a variety of modes in which writers engage with music, we will develop our own approaches to articulating the   meaning of music in our own lives. The class will begin with describing and analyzing/reviewing music, leading to forms of personal contextualizing—articulating the ways in which music affects or creates our experiences. Students need not have any formal or technical understanding of music to be successful in the course. Prereq: ENGL 401