ENGL 501 (02) - Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Intro to Creative Nonfiction

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   9  
CRN: 12564
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: Digital & Visual Essay Writing
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 401 or ENGL 401H
Equivalent(s): ENGL 501H
Cross listed with : ENGL 501.01
Only listed colleges in section: Life Sciences & Agriculture
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Melinda White

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HS 336
Additional Course Details: 

Fall 2024 Detailed Description: Writing for Digital Media

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 section of the course will provide an overview to the Digital Humanities, in theory and practice. We will look at a broad spectrum of DH projects using various platforms, analyze literature through information visualization, participate in real-world digital museum curation, and discover web platforms and design strategies to collect and showcase work. Students will develop an understanding of Digital Humanities and how they can integrate digital methods into their field and utilize digital practices for a deeper understanding of the humanities.

This section of ENGL 501 satisfies the 500-level Introductory Course requirement for ENGL:TBD majors.