- Name: Introduction to Creative Writing
- Division: Liberal Arts
- Discipline: English
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Prerequisites: ENG102 or consent of instructor
Offers a beginning writers' workshop in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.
II: Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course the students should be able to:
- Gain factual knowledge (terminology, methods, definitions)
- Learn fundamental principles (the relationship between the writer and his material and between the writer and reader; understanding the creative process, experimenting with and applying techniques of imagery, voice, character, setting, story, development, and revision)
- Develop specific skills (how to discover a story or poem idea and shape it into a work of art)
- Develop creative capacities (writing, inventing, designing literary structures)
- Gain a broader understanding and appreciation of intellectual/cultural activity (such as appreciating the craftsmanship of well-written fiction and poetry)
- Acquire an interest in learning more by asking questions and seeking answers to support life-long learning and to nurture a passion for writing
III: Course Linkage
This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:
- Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
- Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Develop and improve their creative abilities.
- Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
- Will succeed at transfer institutions.