Introduction to Creative Writing

Through course readings and writing exercises this course engages students in the conventions of three literary genres - the short story, poetry, and creative nonfiction - from the perspective of writers. Students explore the creative process and begin learning to channel artistic expression in order to communicate intended effects to audiences. Reflective essay assignments help students to articulate the nature of their own learning in the course. Students learn to participate effectively in a workshop setting by responding orally and in writing to the work of their peers. At the end of the course, students will have completed a portfolio of successful works in all three genres. Students who qualify for ENGL 105 or 195 may enroll in this course concurrently; otherwise, completion of 104 is required or instructor consent. AE