The course includes analysis of literary models (professional writings in each genre), individual and class criticism of work in a workshop mode, and lecture on and discussion of literary techniques in each genre.
(C-ID ENGL 200) This is a creative writing course designed for students who wish to concentrate on fiction writing.
Assignments will enable students to express and develop their creative skills.
This course is designed to guide students in creative writing through experience in three genres: short story, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
It covers ways to begin and develop a sustained and reflective writing practice, including revision and editing.
The course consists of a series of exercises designed to develop essential aspects of the creative writer's craft and a selection of connected readings in a range of approaches, styles and techniques.
They also explore poetic forms ranging from found poems and slam poetry to traditional sonnets and villanelles.
In addition to applying literary craft elements in guided creative writing exercises, students engage in critical reading activities designed to emphasize the writing craft of a diverse group of authors.
Studying the writing technique of a range of authors provides students with models and inspiration as they develop their own voices and refine their understanding of the literary craft.
By taking a Creative Writing course, students find new approaches to reading and writing that can affect them on a personal level, as the skills they gain in each lesson directly benefit their own creative goals.