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Writing Nonfiction

COL 201
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Certificates: Writing

In this creative course, students will address the elements of creative nonfiction, such as narrative, character, voice, tone, conflict, dialogue, process, and argument. The work of masters of nonfiction such as Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Hannah Arendt, James Agee, Oscar Wilde, Ralph Ellison, George Orwell, Joseph Mitchell, Virgina Woolf, Neil Sheehan, Robert Coles, William Styron, and Anthony Lukas, will serve as models and inspiration. The course will be taught in workshop fashion, with selected students presenting their writing in class each week.
Charles Barber is the author of two works of nonfiction. He is a lecturer in psychiatry at Yale Medical School, and a writer-in-residence at the College of Letters.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on APR-21-2014
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