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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Fall 2009

T C 325 • Topics in the Arts and Sciences: Writing Nonfiction-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43760 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
UTC 3.120

Course Description

This is an intensive course in writing with a special emphasis on craft. The course has been redesigned from a similar course taught in previous semesters. Students will write profiles, narratives, and essays, some fairly short and others of moderate length. Instruction and class discussions will concentrate on the fundamental components of nonfiction including beginnings, organization, character development, narrative flow, and conclusions. The instructor makes extensive comments on all papers.

Grading Policy

Although the writing assignments are demanding, there will be no midterm or final examination. Grade will be determined based upon class participation and writing assignments. The instructor is an experienced editor and a widely published author.


Readings are devoted to writers working and publishing now or in the very recent past.


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