Jan 22, 2022  
2021-22 University Catalogue 
2021-22 University Catalogue

CRWT 241 Writing, the City, and the Arts

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

In this Creative Writing Craft Seminar, students will practice multi-genre forms of writing that connect to Philadelphia by drawing on documentary and archival materials. The course will explore the ways in which writing can respond to social, political, and ecological issues through the creative incorporation of varied sources. It will also consider the ethical and aesthetic implications of using nonfictional evidence in creative work. Students will conduct original, interdisciplinary writing projects, taking inspiration from fields such as urban studies, photography, film, and site-specific performance art. They will ask how documentary and archival work can inform their work in other contexts.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

Priority enrollment for C.W. majors & minors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.