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Last approved: Fri, 26 May 2017 21:15:04 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 26 May 2017 21:14:54 GMT

Proposal Type

Honors

Contact Information

socaridesa
Alexandra
Socarides
socaridesa@missouri.edu
573/884-0267
English
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
socaridesa
Alexandra
Socarides
socaridesa@missouri.edu
573/884-0267
English
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
readd
David
Read
ReadD@missouri.edu
573/882-6066
English

Term for Proposal

Spring 2018
 

Course Catalog Information

GN_HON/PRVST
Honors-General (GN_HON)
Honors-General
1050H
1
3
30
Honors Seminar
Freshman-sophomore seminar offering a small group opportunity to write about and discuss basic works chosen by instructor.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
Honors eligibility required.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

socaridesa
Alexandra
Socarides
socaridesa@missouri.edu
573/884-0267
English
10246265
(numbers only)
Tenured Associate Professor
Tate 114
 
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The Campus Writing Program conducts a two-day faculty workshop to assist with the design and implementation of your writing intensive course. Once your course proposal has been approved by the Campus Writing Program, you will receive information on time, date and location of the workshop.
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Briefly describe the qualifications of the known graduate instructors, or planned qualifications if graduate instructors are still to be selected, bearing in mind that graduate students teaching honors courses should be advanced students with a record of excellent teaching.
 

Honors Course Information

In Chapter One students will spend ten weeks reading a diverse selection of opening chapters to great novels with an eye to asking what makes them so thrilling, engaging, and beautiful – to what, in short, makes the reader want to continue on. This study will be undertaken in the service of each student writing his or her own first chapter to their yet-to-be-written novel. In the final four weeks students will workshop and revise the chapters they have been writing. Students will also work with writing partners outside of class and with the instructors one-on-one as needed. Part-literature-course and part-creative-writing-workshop, Chapter One is a hybrid class in which students who have always wanted to write a novel and never knew where to start will get to try, knowing they will walk away with that novel’s opening chapter. Weekly topics will range from “voice” and “structure” to “creating a world.” All readings will be provided on Canvas. This course is will meet for one hour a week and is limited to 12 students.

Chapter One asks students to move beyond the college classroom and begin to imagine a writing life outside of the confines of the University. Through study, discussion with their peers, and the development of regular habits for reading, writing, and revision, students will engage in experiential learning and will set their future as writers on track. Because this class will be in part taught by a visiting writer (who has written 6 novels, and whose most recent book, A Good American, was published by Penguin in 2012), students will have access to practical, hands-on advice about how to get novels written. This course will provide excellent preparation for anyone considering getting an MFA in Creative Writing and will provide students from other disciplines with a chance to spend a semester exploring their creative tendencies.
1
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Chapter One
Tuesdays
1
1:50
anywhere
Other
 
Students will write the rough and final draft of their chapter.
12
 
 
 

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement

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Additional Comments

Alex George team teaches this with me as a visiting writer.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Fri, 26 May 2017 21:14:54 GMT): This class is listed as GN_HON 1050H, 02 for the Spring 2018 semester.
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