HNRS 263

Writing about Poverty and Privilege

Prerequisites: ENGL 104 and permission of the instructor. Not open to students who have received credit for ENGL 233 in Spring 2008. A workshop-based course exploring the ethical and moral issues surrounding writing about poverty and privilege through writing creatively about our own experiences. Readings will include fiction, nonfiction, and poetry representing the lives of the poor, middle class, and wealthy. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing stereotype and cliche, how writers dramatize and critique the effects of poverty on individuals, families, and communities, as well as attitudes toward poverty and wealth. May be counted as a workshop toward the major or minor in English/creative writing. III.W, V.6b

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