ENGL 362 Reading and Writing Fiction (Ockert)
This is a literature and workshop course designed to study published contemporary short stories and create original works of short fiction. Students will read and critique both published and student work.
Building on narrative techniques that were introduced in ENGL 201 or ENGL 301, this course operates under the assumption that we become better writers when we become better readers. In English 362 we will read examples of accomplished works by successful fiction writers. In addition to studying published work, students will have the opportunity to create and critique original peer short stories. The class is set in a studio environment which means that the process for writing will be aided by peer workshops.
Students will be expected to write one critical analysis essay, several reader responses, peer critiques, and one original short story.