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ENG 372 - Creative Writing Abroad
Creative Writing Abroad
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

An intensive creative writing course designed for students who have some experience with creative writing and are committed to learning more about the craft. Students enrolled in this course will take up a summer residency in a city outside the United States that has a rich and celebrated literary history. Throughout the course, as a result of class readings, writing assignments, field trips, and, most of all, a complete immersion into an entirely new environment, students will move far beyond the boundaries of tourist experience and become practicing creative writers, creating art daily in response to readings, assignments, and the world around them. The course takes as its thesis that traveling and writing abroad fundamentally change the way one sees the world. The Roman philosopher and statesman Senecca the Younger offers a line that speaks directly to this point: "Travel and change of place import new vigor to the mind." Each piece that a student creates for this course will be a direct response to something, someone, or someplace that she observed/read while residing in her new setting. At the end of the course, each student will turn in a portfolio of polished work and present her work in a public forum.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Non Credit

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