ENG 135 Intro to Creative Nonfiction: Writing about the Environment

Nancy Cohen, M W 7:30 PM-8:50 PM

Students learn to use literary techniques to write factual, engaging narratives that read like fiction. Based on research, interviews, and personal experience, creative nonfiction encompasses a wide range of genres, including memoir, travel writing, nature writing, science writing, food writing, and biography. Prerequisite: One WI course. Enrollment limited to 16.

Topic: Writing about the Environment

In this course, students learn how to write factual essays about the environment that read like a novel. The pieces rely on characters, pacing, scenes, and voice. Unlike fiction, however, these stories are based on facts that are researched and verified. and unlike much writing in environmental advocacy, they are fact-based, thoroughly researched, fair and balanced.