Courses Winter 2019/20

Below please find our course catalog. We will update these pages throughout the break and the semester. Unless stated otherwise, classes start in the week of October 14, 2019.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).


BA Professional Skills Module
“Creative Writing: Imagining America” (04-001-1019)

(5 Credits)

Overall module responsibility: Dr. Schubert
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Schubert

Wednesday, 11.15 am-12.45 pm, GWZ 3.5.15
Morgan Jerkins (Picador Guest Professor)


Seminar: Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Wednesday, 11.15 am-12 pm, GWZ 3.5.15

Tutorial: Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Wednesday, 12 pm-12.45 pm, GWZ 3.5.15


This workshop will be focused on creating a strong narrative from our personal histories as well as finding our individual tools with which to equip us for the journey of exploring our former selves from these experiences. Through close readings of each other's works, we will pay close attention not only to technical components, such as tone, rhythm, and style, but also more developmental aspects like momentum, idea trajectories, and emotional reporting. Our discussions on craft will often be supplemented with advice-centered work from authors like Alexander Chee, Vivian Gornick, and Joan Didion. Students will be expected not only to submit original material but also to give in-depth critiques to their classmates. This class is for anyone no matter their writing level for we will be challenging each other to dig deep into our memories, experiment with form, and actively engage with language and technique.


This class will conclude in December. The precise class schedule will be discussed in the first session.

Please also see our news item for more information on this module.