RCIDIV 350 - Special Topics
Section: 003 Writing in the D
Term: FA 2017
Subject: RC Interdivisional (RCIDIV)
Department: LSA Residential College
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/23/17 - 11/18/17. (Drop/Add deadline=10/06/17.).
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this 8-week course, Writing in The D, University of Michigan students and students from various Detroit Public High Schools will work on improving their writing skills through writing short fiction. Classes will consist of various in-class writing exercises and reading/discussing existing short stories. Most classes will be taught in Detroit at the UAW-Ford Center on Jefferson Avenue near Cobo Hall; one class will be in Ann Arbor. We will provide a bus to Ann Arbor for Detroit students. Ann Arbor students may take the MConnector or drive as able. The classes will offer a unique opportunity to experience the city through the eyes of its students and to share the process of creating fiction. This class is being taught with support from the UAW-Ford Department.

Specific Objectives:

  • Improve writing skills through the process of creating short fiction
  • Reflect on and discuss various characters and story themes based on student life experiences

Students will need the following:

  • Basic writing skills, including the ability to create sentences and logical paragraphs
  • An interest in writing fictional stories
  • Transportation to class
  • Internet access throughout the week for emailing
  • Paper/pens or laptops

The schedule is as follows, all Saturdays in 2017:

  • Sept 23 - UAW-Ford, Detroit
  • Sept 30 - UAW-Ford, Detroit
  • Oct 7 - UAW-Ford, Detroit
  • Oct 21 - Ann Arbor, Residential College
  • Oct 28 - UAW-Ford, Detroit
  • Nov 4 - UAW-Ford, Detroit
  • Nov 11 - UAW-Ford, Detroit
  • Nov 18 - UAW-Ford, Detroit

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

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Class Format:

Classes consist of impromptu writing exercises, online character sketches, online responses to readings and in-class discussions. With the exception of the first session, all classes are taught in Detroit at the UAW-Ford Center on Woodward Avenue near Cobo Hall.

The first class will be held in Ann Arbor on October 3, 2015 and meet weekly thereafter in Detroit on Saturdays, ending November, 21. Students are able to take the U-M Connector. The class meets from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.

RCIDIV 350 - Special Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
Tu 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: Class will meet at the Cass Corridor Commons (4605 Cass Ave.) from 7-9pm on the following 8 Tuesdays: 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5
003 (LEC)
11:00AM - 2:00PM
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