ENGL 252
Ficciones: A Course on Fiction Fall 2021
Division I Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed ENGL 252 / LATS 222

Class Details

This course is focused on the art and practice of writing fiction. We will study published fiction by Latina/o, Latin American, Afro-Diasporic, and other writers of the Global South, 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 strengthen their own narrative skills.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1556
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: attendance and class participation, writing exercises, 4- to 5-page midterm paper (close-reading a text), 10- to 15-page final paper
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Latina/o Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division I Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENGL 252 Division I LATS 222 Division II
DPE Notes: 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.
Attributes: LATS Core Electives

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