ENGL 264 - Introduction to Creative Writing of Fiction
A foundation course in the forms and techniques of short story writing. Special attention is given to point of view, plot, characterization, setting, and atmosphere in standard and experimental modes in the pursuit of establishing each student’s style and expression. Extensive class discussion of fiction of proven merit and student writing. Designed for students who have fully mastered basic writing skills and who are literate writers but who have written little or no fiction previously. One college-level literature course or extensive previous outside reading of fiction is desirable. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly EN 218.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify, define, and apply key literary terms, concepts, and techniques.
- Evaluate his/her own work and the work of his/her classmates, and provide constructive criticism in a collaborative workshop setting.
- Recognize and understand the techniques of established writers and apply them to his/her own work.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the writing process as it pertains to creative writing through drafting, revising and presenting individual work.
- Show an understanding of fiction that reflects a diversity of writers whose work has contributed to the genre.
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