Course description

In this course, learn about the four types of stories and how they relate to mysteries. Discover the three-act story structure and how to propel the action forward to a climax, followed by a release of tension as your readers experience a great finish. Examine the between story and plot and get a chance to experiment with viewpoints to see which one works best. Learn special techniques that apply to mysteries, including crime scene description, MacGuffins, and the use of red herrings to misdirect your readers and create suspense. Following each lesson, you will get to practice on your own story.

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

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These 6-week online courses are designed for working professionals and those seeking personal advancement. From the start date, students have access to their courses 24/7. There are no live lectures or specific days and times students must be logged in. Each Wednesday and Friday, the instructor releases a lesson, for a total of 12. There is a 2-week period at the end of the course to complete the final exam.

Dates
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Oct. 12, 2022
End date: Dec. 12, 2022
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
Start Date: Nov. 16, 2022
End date: Jan. 16, 2023
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
Start Date: Dec. 14, 2022
End date: Feb. 14, 2023
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery