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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 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.
  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.
  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.
  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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