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Course level: Undergraduate
This course introduces students to creative writing in various genres. The purpose of this course is to develop and expand students’ imaginative writing processes and to develop and expand their understanding of the human experience through creative writing. This would include identifying elements of writing and developing skills and techniques for creative writing in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writings.
- ENG/100 – Critical Reading and Composition OR
- a minimum of 3 college credits of College Composition
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
Creativity, Generating Ideas, and the Writing Process
- Compare techniques for generating ideas.
- Apply various techniques for generating ideas.
- Explain the creative writing process.
Poetic Language and Structure
- Use imagery to generate meaning, emotion, and aesthetic effect.
- Use metaphor to generate meaning, emotion, and aesthetic effect.
- Use line breaks to generate meaning, emotion, and aesthetic effect.
- Use rhythm to generate meaning, emotion, and aesthetic effect.
- Use rhyme to generate meaning, emotion, and aesthetic effect.
- Identify dramatic effect, character development, and point of view as primary techniques for writing fiction.
- Plot a short story for dramatic effect.
- Develop characters to engage readers.
- Use a point of view appropriate to your story.
Writing The Personal Essay
- Identify the elements of a personal essay.
- Structure a personal essay for emotional and aesthetic impact.
- Apply style and voice for emotional and aesthetic impact.
- Give appropriate peer feedback to guide revision.
Feedback and Final Analysis
- Apply peer and instructor feedback to guide revision.
- Synthesize how the writing process differs according to genre.