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English

Creative Writing Courses

Click on a course number to see a list of instructors who teach a course, sample syllabi, and course outcomes and objectives.

 

 

ENG 120
Introduction to Creative Writing

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition I course. Begins the exploration of personal writing, fiction, drama, and poetry. Focuses on understanding the basics of each genre and practicing them. Includes peer critique, instructor comments, and extensive revisions. (45-0)

ENG 253
Creative Writing: Poetry

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course. A course in the writing of poetry. Students are encouraged to develop their own poetry writing skills and understanding. In addition to other classroom activities, there are discussions and writing assignments. The instructor may also choose to require analysis of published poetry and criticism. (45-0)

ENG 254
Creative Writing: Fiction

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course. Focuses on the writing of prose--chiefly short stories. Encourages students to develop their own writing styles. Includes other classroom activities, discussions and writing assignments, requiring analysis and criticisms of other students' work. (45-0)

ENG 256
Creative Non-Fiction

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course or permission of instructor. Requires students to draw on personal experiences and viewpoints to produce a range of writing, and read and respond to published works of creative nonfiction. Includes reading memoirs, autobiographies, journals, essays, and other subjective literary forms. Emphasizes both generating and revising writing. (45-0)

ENG 257
Advanced Creative Writing

(3 credits)

Prerequisites: ENG 253 or ENG 254 or ENG 256. Uses previous background in personal writing, fiction, or poetry. Includes work on style, voice, tone, vision, and other nuances in chosen genre. Includes peer critique, instructor comments, extensive revision, and close study of a contemporary or classic writer in the chosen genre. (45-0)

ENG 258
Introduction to Screenwriting

(2 credits)

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition I course or permission of instructor. Begins the exploration of screenwriting. Focuses on understanding the basics of the genre, especially formatting and movie planning. Includes peer critique, instructor comments, and extensive revision. (30-0)

ENG 259
Advanced Screenwriting

(2 Credits)

Prerequisite: ENG 258. Builds from skills learned in ENG 258W. Explores character, plot, and dialogue development as they relate to screenwriting. Focuses on the completion of a short film screenplay or first thirty pages of a longer work. Includes peer critique, instructor comments, and extensive revision. (30-0)

IHU 267
Producing A Student Publication
(3 credits)

Prerequisite: Any approved College Composition II course or OAT 152 with a "C" or better. Provides a guided opportunity to learn about publishing by compiling, selecting, editing, and designing an annual publication of student writing, photography, and artwork. Focuses on hands-on experience in critical reading, writing, and thinking; editing; layout; production details; marketing; design; and distribution. (45-45)  

 

 

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