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Advanced Creative Writing

Course NumberENG 257
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: ENG 253 or ENG 254 or ENG 256. Uses previous background in creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry or screenwriting. Practices style, voice, tone, vision, and other nuances in chosen genre. Uses peer critique, instructor comments, and extensive revision. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Generate original work in chosen genre.
Objectives:
  1. Write creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, or script pages on a range of subject matter.
  2. Develop skills with style, voice, tone, and other nuances of the genre.
  3. Develop a vision of the world and express that vision in writing.

Revise and edit original work.
Objectives:
  1. Rewrite work in an effort to improve it.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of revision for the chosen genre.

Participate effectively in workshops and/or conferences with the instructor.
Objectives:
  1. Give and receive verbal and written responses to student work.
  2. Demonstrate a receptive, yet discerning, attitude towards feedback.
  3. Apply verbal and written feedback constructively.

Learn by reading contemporary or classic writers.
Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate ability to understand a contemporary or classic writer's craft and style.
  2. Experiment with another writer's craft and style.




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