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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2018

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    ENG 207SEM - Intro Writ Poetry/fiction
    Intro Writ Poetry/fiction MCC Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   22927   Enrollment Capacity:   22
    Section:   MCC   Enrollment Total:   22
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   CLOSED
    Days, Time:   T R , 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
    Room:   Clemen 436 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    This class is a prerequisite for the Creative Writing Certificate. Open to freshman and sophomore registration only. 3 force register seats are reserved for juniors on a first come, first served basis - please contact the department undergraduate office for assistance. Seniors must email the Director of Creative Writing for special permission to enroll in this course.
    Enrollment Requirements
    Prerequisites: Pre-requisite: Completion of Communication Literacy 1 or completion of Writing Skills 1 (ENG 101 or placement into ENG 201)
      Course Description
    This introductory course is designed for beginning writers who would like to take the first steps towards exploring the craft of poetry and fiction. Students will be introduced to the fundamental vocabulary and techniques of each genre. Throughout the semester, the class will also be presented with diverse readings to study and emulate in order to kindle their own imaginative strategies. We will study differing modes of narration (the benefits of using a 1st- or 3rd-person narrator, or how an unreliable narrator is useful in the creation of plot), character development (round and flat characters), narrative voice (creating tone and mood through description and exposition), and minimal and maximal plot developments. In poetry, we will consider the differences between closed and open forms, the use of sound and rhythm, and uses of figurative language and imagery. We will also study prosody and the practice of the line. Assigned exercises will give you the space to experiment with unfamiliar forms. Students are also invited to meet visiting poets and fiction writers at Poetics Plus and Exhibit X readings on campus and in downtown Buffalo.
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