Course Description

Delve into the worlds of writing based on beloved characters and stories. Fanfiction (fanfic) and franchise fiction extend and explore existing works enjoyed by robust and vibrant communities of writers and readers.

Learn about themes common to fanfic and franchise stories, explore resources, discuss issues of ethical storytelling, and the value of fanfic writing to hone and develop your skills as a writer.

Students will develop an outline and work on fanfic or franchise stories (one or more works totalling 4000 words) of a fanfic or franchise story and explore commercial and non-commercial markets in this interactive and supportive course.

Course Details

Course learning outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between fanfiction (fanfic) and franchise writing
  • Apply structural elements of plot to fanfic works
  • Define elements of copyright and intellectual property as they relate to fanfic and franchises
  • Discuss themes and trends in these genres
  • Identify various commercial and non-commercial avenues for publication

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Aug 13, 2024 to Sep 23, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat fee non-credit $329.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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