eng495 | undergraduate
Advanced Creative Writing
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Creative Writing Fundamentals: The Writing Process
- Describe how thematically linked poems, stories, and plays can be used as models and inspirations for your own creative work.
- Implement a process for both receiving and providing constructive criticism for written works.
- Explain how specific works from different genres of writing may be linked thematically.
Creative Writing Techniques: Traditional Forms
- Identify traditional story structures of fables or parables.
- Create a fable or parable with traditional structures to teach a clear moral lesson.
- Identify the poetic structures of sonnets or poems that express part of their meaning through the way their words are structured on a page.
- Compose an original sonnet or a poem that expresses part of its meaning through the way its words are structured on a page.
Creative Writing Techniques: Personal and Realistic Writing
- Write a poem in free verse on the topics introduced earlier in the course.
- Write a realistic short story that engages reader interest by creating suspense, developing individual character motivation, and developing a vividly described world through which plotted action occurs.
Creative Writing Techniques: Writing a One-Act Play
- Write a one-act play emphasizing scene construction and dramatic character interaction.
- Develop a setting that can be staged and is appropriate to the action in the script.
- Develop dialogue that reveals the inner psychology of characters.
Creative Writing Techniques: Reflections on Form, Theories, and Creativity
- Adapt one or more of the stories or poems written earlier in the course into a play.
- Explain how theories of creativity and quality influence a particular genre.
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