Course ID: 01104AY17-OD
Credits: 0.5
Term: Summer 2016 (Summer Semester)


Course Description:

For many hundreds of years, literature has been one of the most important human art forms. It allows us to give voice to our emotions, create imaginary worlds, express ideas, and escape the confines of material reality. Through creative writing, we can come to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. This course provides students with a solid grounding in the writing process, from finding inspiration to building a basic story to using complicated literary techniques and creating strange hybrid forms of poetic prose and prose poetry. By the end of this course, students will learn how to discover their creative thoughts and turn those ideas into fully realized pieces of creative writing.

Topics & Concepts:
  • Unit 1: Pre-Writing Strategies
  • Unit 2: Building a Story
  • Unit 3: Constructing a Poem
  • Unit 4: Blurring the Boundaries
  • Creative Writing Midterm Exam
  • Unit 5: Understanding Your Audience
  • Unit 6: Finding Your Voice
  • Unit 7: Editing
  • Unit 8: Peer Review & Publishing
  • Creative Writing Final Exam

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