Tompkins Cortland Community College

SOCE258 - Creative Nonfiction Writing

Cross-listed with ENGL258. This course offers an introduction to the art of writing creative nonfiction, focusing on the genre's five hallmarks (Gerard, Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life). Using real life as its focus, creative nonfiction has an apparent subject and a deeper subject; addresses enduring human concerns; is rendered as narrative; is based on the author's observations, reflection and research; and employs the conventions of the writing craft. Combining observation, research, and the writing process, students will produce original texts that artfully render lived experience. ENGL/SOCE 258 fulfills the SUNY General Education requirement in the Arts. Prerequisites: ENGL 100 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.). Spring semester.