Instructor: Van Landingham T/Th 3:30pm – 4:50pm
BoK: DC – Diversity & Culture; SE – Social & Ethical Issues
How does creative writing have the power to shape and influence social and political change? This class combines traditional methods of literary and cultural analysis with a balance of creative writing workshops to explore the ways in which writers can address pressing social issues. From essays, narrative nonfiction, and investigative journalism to fiction and poetry, we will examine how writing can expose injustice and support new ways of thinking about social and political issues. Each student will explore and critique a current social issue through reading, research, and writing. This course combines critical, analytical discussions, creative writing workshops, and service learning with a local organization to give students an integrated, experiential learning opportunity.