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ENGL 1027 - Creative Writing: Introduction to Creative Writing

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This creative writing class intended for all students introduces the major genres: poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting/scriptwritingas selected by the instructor. Because creative writing involves both creativity and scholarship, coursework includes an introduction to reading and critical analysis in a variety of genres; developing and practicing a creative process; and writing, revising, critiquing, and sharing original work in a variety of genres. This course does not fulfill the Literature requirement for the Associate of Arts degree at Century College.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in ENGL 1021  or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher. Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Completion of ENGL 1021 . Basic word processing and computer skills.

Major Content
  1. Basic elements of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting/ scriptwriting
  2. Introduction to contemporary aesthetics in literary creative writing within a variety of genres
  3. Introduction to published work in poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting/scriptwriting as models for student writing
    1. selected readings
    2. observation and discussion of writers¿ choices
    3. written reflection on using learned techniques in original work
  4. Introduction to sources of inspiration in imaginative writing
  5. Overview of and practice with the creative process in a variety of genres
    1. discovering and generating original material
    2. writing drafts in a variety of genres
    3. practice with different styles and forms
    4. providing written and/or oral feedback in writing groups and a workshop environment
    5. revising creative work
  6. Qualities of effective writing communities
    1. guidelines for writing groups and/or writing workshops
    2. criteria for evaluating creative work in progress
    3. how to accept and offer thoughtful oral and written feedback within established writing groups and/or writing workshops

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. analyze work, at a beginning level, from a variety of genres.
  2. engage in the creative process through writing and revising original work in a variety of genres.
  3. articulate informed personal judgments about published work in a variety of genres.
  4. experiment with imaginative language in a variety of genres.
  5. apply principles of contemporary aesthetics, at a beginning level, to original work in a variety of genres.
  6. critique published work in variety of genres as models for their own writing.
  7. exchange constructive feedback about original work within a writing community.


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