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386 - World Building Workshop

Credits: 
3
General Education: 
Yes
Minors: 
Creative Writing
Digital Literatures and Comparative Media
English
Immersions: 
Creative Writing
Digital Literatures and Comparative Media
English
Class Description: 
This course focuses on the collaboration construction of fictional worlds. Students will learn to think critically about features of fictional worlds, such as the social, political, and economic structures that influence daily life for the characters who inhabit that world. Students will also participate in extensive character development exercises, and then write short fiction from these characters’ perspectives describing the challenges they face in these worlds. Students will critique each other’s fiction and submit revised work. Each class will include considerations of sophisticated fictional worlds in print and in other media and discuss world building features relevant to teach.

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Magic Speaker Series - http://magic.rit.edu/main/index.html