Current Course Offerings
Below is a current list of workshops being offered by Molly Murfee. Check back often for updates on courses to be offered in the various seasons as the year progresses.
Creative Writing, Alternative Education and the Field Experience
Monday, June 15 - Wednesday, June 17, 2020
8 a.m. – 6 p.m
Use creative writing and the field experience as inspiring tools for gathering information, processing emotions and finding a constructive, energizing and motivating outlet for interacting with the complex environmental issues of our time. Learn to connect to the natural world through the combined use of a Creative Writing Portfolio and field experiences. Incorporate experiential education, student-centered learning and interdisciplinary studies into a traditional classroom. Explore the effective writing techniques of creative non-fiction focused on nature and the environment. Each class is a full-day immersion into wilderness and includes freewriting exercises, author discussions and independent research. Approaches covered are useful in fostering skills of critical thinking, observation and research, exploring descriptive, narrative, reportive, persuasive, and poetic writing techniques, in addition to experimenting with writing that stirs emotion, appreciation and action. While perfect for English, composition and the natural sciences, techniques learned in this course can be applied to most any subject.
Credit: ENG 510, 2 Credits, $340 + $35 course fee, CRN 15895
Offered through the Teacher Institute of Western Colorado University. The Teacher Institute offers a variety of content courses designed specifically for K-12 educators who want to enrich their existing curricula. Graduate credit is available for continuing education requirements.