Jeanne D. Heuving
Facilitates a critical understanding of the social, cultural, political, and economic positions of women in the developing world. Addresses colonialism and post-colonialism, feminist theories of development, and practices of globalization.
This course will help students at various levels of writing move toward writing an advanced level of inspired writing. The course works between poetry and prose in order to create a poetic writing that is sometimes written as verse and sometimes as a series of well chosen sentences.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
A good part of the course will be learning ways to think about and review your own and other people's writing in order to take it further--further than you thought possible. Emphasis will also be put on the study of well known contemporary writers. In other words, we will write and read; write and read.
Students who have interest and preparation in creative writing or other arts (including performance courses) are encouraged to take this course. BIS 311 Creative Writing: Prose and BIS 378 Languages of Poetry are excellent preparation for this course.
Class assignments and grading
Students will be required to turn in a writing "experiment" once a week, to give an oral presentation on an assigned poet as part of a panel of students, to do the assigned reading, and to keep a journal. All students are expected to participate regularly in class and to arrive at class prepared!
The break down is as follows: approximately 50 per cent on finished chapbook of writing turned in at the end of the quarter; 25 per cent on course participation, including an oral presentation on a poet; and 25 per cent on journal and timeliness and effort on all course work.