RCCORE 334 - Special Topics
Section: 004 Detroit: Beyond the Other
Term: FA 2017
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This class is devoted to short fiction in search of a creative rendering of the people in Detroit, a city which offers rich opportunities to explore the theme of the “other.” Students will develop short narratives that capture their impressions of the city through its people. Class discussions will help direct students.

During the term we will read fiction primarily about Detroit. Readings will include the following authors: Dorene O’Brien, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Harriett Arnow, Jeffrey Eugenides and others.

Course Requirements:

When the going gets tough, Detroit writers dig deep into the city’s interior, filter it through their hearts then let the words flow from their fingertips. Detroiters reflect and write, reflect again, talk it out somewhere, then write some more. That’s the process we’ll use in this class, beginning with regular journal, in-class writing exercises, character and place sketches, hearing Detroit writers and lots of talking and sharing. Students will mine the journal entries and writing exercises for a final book project that each student will create, consisting their written work for this class and whatever else is needed to tell the story. In addition, students will each write a short story that will be included in the class book of fiction and may be included in the student’s personal book, as well.

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RCCORE 334 - Special Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
31152
Open
19
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
27738
Open
13
 
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W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Class meets in Detroit
005 (SEM)
P
25978
Open
18
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Class meets in Detroit
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