Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
Course Code: ENGL 0180-S02
Creative Nonfiction: Reading, Writing, and Traveling takes advantage of its online format to enable students to read, reflect, and share their travel experiences from wherever they are this summer. Assignments includes a journal, short responses, op-ed pieces, and a longer travel essay; students are also encouraged to explore visual and multimedia material. We travel to places we read about. Being there opens unique windows of experience. Good travel writing brings lived experience to others. The online format makes real in our day to-to-day work the fundamental condition of travel writing: that your reader is not there.
Students will explore and apply the techniques and narrative structures of creative nonfiction. May serve as preparation for ENGL 1180. Writing sample may be required.
This course is offered fully online and is open only to Brown Undergraduates and to qualified Visiting Undergraduates. The duration, course credit, and fees associated with the course are the same as other Summer Session courses. Students do not need to be on Brown's campus to participate in this course. A computer with high-speed internet access is required. For further information, please contact the instructor.
Important: To keep up with reading and writing assignments, discussion forums, and peer reviews, students are expected to participate in this course on a daily basis.
Course not open to Pre-Baccalaureate Students. S/NC.