ENGL BC3120 Creative Non-Fiction: Making Facts Sing. 3 points.
Prerequisites: Writing sample required to apply. Instructions and the application form can be found here: https://english.barnard.edu/departmental-forms#creativewriting.
This course will challenge students to take on what are considered either difficult topics (e.g. in science and math) or "mundane" topics and create convincing and clear narratives therefrom. We will consider writing from John McPhee, Natalie Angier, Oliver Sacks, Nicholson Baker, and others. Through iterative writing exercises, research, and interviews, students will learn how to breathe life into complex material.