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Creative Writing Courses

Creative Writing Courses


 

The English Department offers seven different Creative Writing courses in traditional, blended and web formats. These courses count in the "Elective" categories of the A.A. and A.S. degrees. Students may also take these courses to count toward Bachelor's degree requirements, as some transfer to four-year institutions.

 


 

ENGL 2210 Creative Writing (A, SP, SU)

Students are introduced to the fundamental techniques of creative writing. Using peer group analysis and workshop techniques, students will develop short pieces in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

2 credits. Lecture: 2 hours. Lab fee: $5.00

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of "C".

ENGL 2215 Magazine Publication I (A)

Through hands-on practice with Spring Street, students learn the processes and techniques involved in the production of a literary magazine.

2 credits. Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of "C".

ENGL 2216 Magazine Publication II (SP)

Students who have satisfactorily completed ENGL 2215, or who have comparable training and experience from another context, learn magazine production techniques using Spring Street or another college publication as a production laboratory. This practicum may be repeated once and is normally taken immediately after completing ENGL 2215.

2 credits. Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2215, minimum grade of "C" or instructor permission.

ENGL 2217 Writing to Publish (SP, SU)

This course introduces students to procedures for preparing a manuscript for marketing and publication. Students select works for publication from a particular genre, submit to a series of peer reviews, revise and edit their work, and prepare the ancillary materials that go with a manuscript.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2265, ENGL 2266, ENGL 2268, or THEA 2283; minimum grade of "C".

ENGL 2265 Writing Fiction (A, SP, SU)

This course introduces students to the art and craft of writing fiction. Emphasis is on the student's own work; however, students will also be required to study the works and writing processes of established writers, male and female, traditional and nontraditional, ancient and modern, and from diverse cultures. Students will keep a writer's journal, respond critically to the works of other students, create and revise a final long work (or combination of shorter works) of at least 4,000 words by the end of the term. In addition, students will be required to participate in a public reading of their work at least once during the term. Course is repeatable to 6 credits.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of "C".

ENGL 2266 Writing Poetry (A, SP, SU)

This course introduces students to the art and craft of writing poetry. Emphasis is on the student's own work; however, students will also be required to study the works, writing processes, critical commentary on, and oral delivery of established poets, male and female, traditional and nontraditional, ancient and modern, and from diverse cultures. Students will keep a writer's journal, respond critically to the works of other students, and create and revise a chapbook of 8-10 finished poems (12-20) pages by the end of the semester. Students will present selected poems from the chapbook at a public reading. Course is repeatable to 6 credits.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2210; minimum grade of "C" or ENGL 2260; minimum grade of "C".

ENGL 2268 Writing Creative Nonfiction (A, SP, SU)

This course introduces students to the art and craft of writing creative nonfiction (feature writing, travel writing, memoirs, personal profiles, biographies, public relations, etc.). Emphasis is on the student's own work; however, students will also be required to study the works, writing processes, critical commentary on, and oral delivery of established nonfiction writers, male and female, traditional and nontraditional, ancient and modern, and from diverse cultures. Students will keep a writer's journal, respond critically to the works of other students, create and revise a complete longer work (or a combination of shorter pieces) of at least 3,000-4,000 words by the end of the semester. Students will present a public reading of their work during the semester.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00. Course is repeatable to 6 credits.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of "C".