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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
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ENGL 2024 - Creative Writing: Fiction

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This creative writing class intended for all students focuses on the writing and close reading of fiction. Because creative writing involves both creativity and scholarship, coursework includes critical analysis of student and published writing; forming aesthetic judgments about fiction; writing and revising short fiction; form and technique in fiction; and responding to the creative work of classmates in a writing community. 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): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ENGL 1020   with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 1027 . Basic word processing and computer skills.

Major Content

  1. Contemporary aesthetics in fiction
  2. Published fiction 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
  3. Forms, styles, and techniques in fiction
  4. Overview of and practice with the creative process in fiction
    1. discovering and generating material
    2. writing drafts of short fiction
    3. practice in a variety of contemporary short fiction styles and forms
    4. providing written and/or oral feedback in writing groups and a workshop environment
    5. revising short fiction
  5. Qualities of effective writing communities
    1. guidelines for writing groups and/or writing workshops
    2. criteria for evaluating original fiction in progress
    3. how to accept and offer thoughtful oral and written feedback within established writing groups and/or writing workshops
  6. Criteria for evaluating published work and/or performance of an author of contemporary fiction

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

  1. analyze a wide variety of short fiction representing a range of styles and subgenres.
  2. engage in the creative process through writing and revising short fiction.
  3. articulate informed personal judgments about published short fiction.
  4. apply principles of contemporary aesthetics to original short fiction.
  5. critique published short fiction as models for their own writing.
  6. exchange constructive feedback about original fiction within a writing community.
  7. evaluate published work and/or performance of an author of contemporary fiction.

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.

06. 04. Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.

06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.


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