Liberal Arts > English

General Information

  • 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.

Scheduled ENG-205 classes:

Fall 2019