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Creative Writing: Fiction

Course NumberENG 254
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course. Focuses on the writing of fiction--chiefly short stories. Develops understanding of fiction and personal fiction writing abilities. Completes other classroom activities, discussions and writing assignments, requiring analysis and criticisms of other students' work. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Plan and draft a work of fiction.
  1. Generate original works of fiction.
  2. Demonstrate ability with the elements of fiction (e.g. conflict, character development, handling of exposition, dialogue, interior landscape, authentic detail, etc).

Revise and edit original short stories.
  1. Rewrite stories effectively.
  2. Use the processes of revising and editing stories.
  3. Revise stories over the course of the semester.

Participate effectively in workshops and/or conferences with the instructor.
  1. Give and receive verbal and/or written responses to fiction.
  2. Demonstrate a receptive and invested attitude toward feedback, both given and received.
  3. Apply verbal and written feedback constructively.

Read and comprehend a range of fiction.
  1. Identify elements of fiction in professional stories.
  2. Think critically about individual stories, verbally and in writing.

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