WRITING ABOUT ENVIRONMENT

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

English

Course Number: 
135
Institution: 
Smith College
Students learn to use literary techniques to write factual, engaging narratives that read like fiction. Based on research, interviews, and personal experience, creative nonfiction encompasses a wide range of genres, including memoir, travel writing, nature writing, science writing, food writing, and biography. Prerequisites: one WI course. Enrollment in each section limited to 16. Course may be repeated once on a different topic. (E) In this course, students learn how to write factual essays about the environment that read like a novel. The pieces rely on characters, pacing, scenes and voice. Unlike fiction, however, these stories are based on facts that are researched and verified. And unlike much writing in environmental advocacy, they are fact-based, thoroughly-researched, fair and balanced. Enrollment limited to 16. (E)
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
39488-S13

Course Sections

WRITING ABOUT ENVIRONMENT
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 4.0

Nancy Cohen

ncohen@smith.edu

MW 07:30-08:50

SEELYE 212