LATS 222
Ficciones: A Writing Workshop Fall 2018 Division II; Writing-Intensive; Difference, Power, and Equity; Cross-listed as ENGL252 / LATS222 Also offered Spring 2019

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This course is focused on the art and practice of writing fiction. Sessions are divided into workshop and seminar. Workshop: Students will present short fiction or novel excerpts for peer critique and the editorial advice of the instructor. Seminar: We will study published fiction by Latina/o, Latin American, Afro-Diasporic, and other writers, paying close attention to how each author employs narrative elements–characterization, plotting, structure, dialogue mechanics, setting, tone, theme–as well as the values and visions expressed. Regular assignments and in-class exercises will help students further strengthen their narrative skills.
The Class: Type: studio/workshop
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1400
Requirements/Evaluation: attendance and class participation, writing exercises, 4- to 5-page midterm paper (close-reading a text), 10- to 15-page final writing portfolio
Extra Info: not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Latina/o Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II; Writing-Intensive; Difference, Power, and Equity;
Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ENGL DPE: Student work will encourage personal and cultural expression, with the opportunity to analyze the shaping of social differences, dynamics of unequal power, and processes of change WI: Requires minimum 30 pages of writing, close reading by peers and instructor, and final portfolio of revisions
Attributes: LATS Core Electives;

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