Course Abstract Details

ENGL-221, Creative Writing Workshop 2

Credits: 3

Course Description

ENGL-221, Creative Writing Workshop 2, provides continued practice in the writing of poetry and fiction. The class functions primarily as a writing workshop for those students who have successfully completed Introduction to Creative Writing. A variety of representative works are studied as students continue to develop voice, style, and craft. Students may focus their study on poetry or fiction; this will be reflected in each student's portfolio. Prerequisite: ENGL-220. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:    In the Creative Writing Workshop, you will:    

1. continue to explore the distinction between literary and commercial genres of poetry and fiction through close, critical reading of literary texts (GE2, H1) 

2. create sophisticated, original images, similes, and metaphors, mindful of avoiding clichés and hackneyed language (GE1, GE2, GE3, H5, E5) 

3. write poems and stories that are driven by ambivalence and reflect universal experiences (GE1, GE2, GE5, H5, E5) 

4. continue to experiment with literary forms and genres (GE1, GE2, H4) 

5. critique peer writing and offer constructive feedback, observing the rules of etiquette that govern a successful writing workshop experience (GE1, GE2, GE7, H4, H5) 

6. in essay form, analyze the structure and technique of a renowned work of literature. (GE1, GE2, GE7, E1, E5)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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