ENGL2310 Introduction to Creative Writing

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas 1 and 6 - Written Communication and Humanities. Students will learn the principles and methods of basic creative writing for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with a focus on developing the creative process. Through a variety of methods, students will deepen their appreciation for and ability to produce creative writing. Students will develop the ability to express themselves through poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction as well an appreciation for creative works of the past and present, resulting in a creative writing portfolio.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critique short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry of past and present.
  • Implement a variety of creative writing methods, including developing voice, creating imagery, and crafting character, setting, and structure.
  • Analyze the connections between personal experience and creativity
  • Create and edit poems, short works of fiction and creative nonfiction.
  • Develop creative thought and expression through writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
  • Demonstrate the writing process through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
  • Participate effectively in writers' workshops with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other