Writing Nonfiction

ENG 3240 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Explores how writers translate personal experience and research into effective pieces of creative nonfiction. Studies literary journalism, personal essays, memoir, nature writing, and other subgenres to enhance understanding of this communication strategy. Class discussions analyze published works through points of view of scholar and writer, while delving into ethical considerations of writing from “real” life. Considers accurate description, scenic representation, and narrative framing, along with meaningful integration of images, videos, and Web tools. Offers students an opportunity to develop and revise original works of creative nonfiction. Provides time for students to critique their work and the work of others in writing workshops and peer-review sessions.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

Section 01
CRN 40064
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Session Spring 2018 CPS Semester - Full Term
Class Meeting Dates 01/08/2018 to 04/28/2018
Instructor Rebecca Mahoney
Campus Online Campus
Course Format Online
Costs Course Cost: View Tuition Rates | Books: Visit NU Bookstore Site
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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