EH Courses Spring 2014 - page 1

EH COURSES for SPRING 2014
EH 102: Seminar in Critical Thinking and Writing
Various professors and times.
A seminar on college-level writing and critical inquiry. The course emphasizes clear and
engaging prose, persuasive reasoning, various rhetorical strategies, research documentation, and
standard English grammar and mechanics.
EH 205-A: Introduction to Creative Writing
Sprayberry, TTH 8:00-9:20
EH 205, Introduction to Creative Writing, consists of beginning work in creative writing in
several genres, including fiction, poetry, and either drama or creative nonfiction, at the discretion
of the instructor[s]. Using a combination of in-class exercises, readings, and workshops, the
course introduces students to the fundamentals of creating, reading, and evaluating short pieces
of creative writing. Prerequisite: EH 102 or 208.
Objectives:
The purpose of this section of EH 205 will be to teach students the basic techniques
of creating, reading, and evaluating poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We will study the
elements of creative writing across the three genres as well as discuss distinctions between the
genres. Students can expect a great deal of writing—both in- and out-of-class exercises to build
skills, as well as longer, finished projects—and a good deal of class discussion.
Requirements:
The requirements are: (1) a journal of writing and reading response exercises;
(2) at least four formally submitted writing assignments—two-three poems, a short-short, and
either an extended piece of fiction or a nonfiction piece (3) verbal critiques of all pieces
submitted for workshop and written critiques of all pieces not workshopped; (4) class preparation
and participation; (5) attendance at one related Common Hour or off-campus event (attendance
at additional ones for extra credit); (6) at least one conference with the professor; (7 ) a final
portfolio of revised writing; and (8) negative capability, a willing suspension of disbelief, and a
sense of humor.
EH 205-A: Introduction to Creative Writing
Ullrich, TTH 2:00-3:20
Beginning work in creative writing in several genres, including fiction, poetry and either drama
or creative nonfiction. Using a combination of in-class exercises, readings, and workshops, the
course introduces students to the fundamentals of creating, reading, and evaluating short pieces
of creative writing.
EH 208: Intermediate Writing
Stitt, TTH 9:30-10:50
The development of intensive analytical skills, precise and extensive vocabulary, and
consciousness of style.
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