EGL 53 W — The Art of Plot
The required reading is different than what's listed in the print catalogue. Students will now be reading The Talented Mr. Ripley instead of The Unit.
This is the third course of the four-quarter sequence “The Craft of Creative Writing: The Dramatic Toolkit.” The four courses will focus on Scene (Fall 2017), Dialogue (Winter 2018), Plot (Spring 2018), and Language (Summer 2018). These courses are less workshop-oriented than most Continuing Studies Creative Writing courses, instead devoting each quarter to an intensive and wide-ranging practicum in a key question of craft. The purpose of these courses is to give students a more comprehensive treatment of craft issues than might be found in other courses. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.