Course Description

Creative non-fiction is a genre that is committed to the close observation and recording of a world. The story is important, as it contains the poetry, the drama of everyday life, and its substance. Examine models of writing in memoir, travel and nature writing, and the personal essay.

Course Details

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

1. Define the components of creative nonfiction

2. Recognize creative nonfiction as a genre distinct from other writing fields

3. Recognize the importance of receiving constructive criticism on their writing

4. Give constructive feedback on their peers’ writing

5. Critically assess their lives as a format for creative nonfiction writing


Prerequisites: Learning Online (BMC 152 or BMC 352) and Creative Writing Exploration (WRI 140) 


Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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Apr 07, 2020 to Jun 01, 2020
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $595.00
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Reading List / Textbook
Title: Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction 
Author: Miller, Brenda and Paola, Suzanne  
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 
Edition: 2 Edition (Feb 10 2012)  
ISBN-10: 0071781773  
ISBN-13: 978-0071781770
Section Notes

Prerequisites: Learning Online (BMC 152 or BMC 352) and Creative Writing Exploration (WRI 140) 

This course will be delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L). Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am Mountain Time on the start date.

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