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Creative Writing: Fiction

Course NumberENG 254
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course. Focuses on the writing of prose--chiefly short stories. Encourages students to develop their own writing styles. Includes other classroom activities, discussions and writing assignments, requiring analysis and criticisms of other students' work. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Plan and execute a work of fiction.
Objectives:
  1. Employ meaningful detail that distinguishes between showing and telling.
  2. Compose details successfully into a coherent story.
  3. Create a fictional story out of their own autobiographical experience
  4. Employ "inspirational strategies" to initiate a story.
  5. Demonstrate organizational pre-writing methods to plan a story.

Demonstrate a command of language.
Objectives:
  1. Employ figurative language, including metaphor and symbolism, in a story.
  2. Exercise basic editing techniques to improve the story.
  3. Employ proper dialogue form.
  4. Use grammatical English when applicable.

Analyze and criticize the work of other fiction writers.
Objectives:
  1. Judge the effectiveness of other writers' stories.
  2. Explain that effectiveness in oral and written comments.
  3. Apply those observations to their own work and progress.




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