MALS 4080 - Literary Genres for Writers: Drama, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
This course deals with the four core literary genres: Drama, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry. These genres are distinguished from one another in two ways: first, by the relative weight each genre gives to the key cross-genre elements, and secondly, by each genre's distinctive approach to structure and form. Within each genre, subgenres have evolved over time, each recognizable by particular patterns, each playing by a distinct set of rules. Whether writing within or across or even against those rules, writers need to understand how literary genres work in order to write effectively. This course aims to foster that understanding and prepare students to shape their writing in ways that align with their creative vision.
NOTE: This course is not offered this term. Please refer to the annual schedule for Arts and Culture to see the next time this course is offered.