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(ENGL 218) Introduction to Creative Writing

An introductory course in creative writing. Students will learn principles of creative writing and will be assigned to write in several genres, including such forms as poetry, fiction, and drama, etc.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite ENGL 101 or Permission of Instructor
Offered Fall, Winter, Spring
Programs English (BA), English Education (BA), Creative Writing Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

Each student who passes this course will be able to do the following:

  1. Read, understand and appreciate a range of works in one or two genres of creative writing (fiction, and/or poetry, and/or creative nonfiction).
  2. Demonstrate a basic awareness and understanding of the history, evolution, and cultural significance of the genre or genres studied in class.
  3. Produce original work in one or two genres (poetry, and/or fiction, and/or creative nonfiction) that incorporate techniques and principles from class readings and examples.
  4. Demonstrate an increased willingness and ability to revise their writing toward excellence, and a capacity to recognize and utilize valuable feedback from readers.
  5. Provide thoughtful and useful observations and critiques of other people’s creative writing.