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Course Description

This course allows writers to experiment with various forms of poetry and prose, including drama, fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction and includes the writing, reading, and discussion of such works. The class is primarily experiential, providing many opportunities for generation of new pieces of writing, some time for gentle encouraging feedback, and a focus on terminology to develop better understandings of both the process and craft of creative writing. (C-ID: ENGL 200) PREREQUISITE: Eligible for English 1A.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an ability to identify elements of and express ideas using various forms of poetry and prose.
  • Recall and apply terms such as plot, character, setting, image, dialogue, structure, form, stanza, verse, meter, rhyme, and fact.
  • Compose plays, stories, poems, memoirs and research and reporting-based pieces of writing.
  • Analyze, discuss, and revise plays, stories, poems, memoirs, and research and reporting-based pieces of writing.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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