This is an advanced course in writing techniques. Emphasis is placed upon developing students' skills and interests in a context of personally chosen projects. Lively participation, regular attendance, and a continuous stream of writing are vital.
Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)
Total Weeks: 15
CRWR 209 Introduction to the Art of Creative Writing I
and CRWR 210 Introduction to the Art of Creative Writing II.
As this is a course offered in a "small" seminar or directed studies format, the content is tailored to the individual student's requirements and interests. The student must submit a statement of intent at the beginning of the course, which clearly states what the student hopes to accomplish during the semester. Usually this involves a focus on one or two genres, a particular theme, or some other unifying device. The student is assigned readings from a variety of sources appropriate to those interests and requirements, which might include anthologies, literary journals and monographs. Throughout the course the student will develop enhanced perspectives on writing and the creative process and a set of sophisticated bases for judging "good" writing. The process of revision will be emphasized, and course work will be collected in a well-organized portfolio for submission at the end of the semester.
CRWR 250 will develop students' technical and theoretical understanding of creative writing through the pursuit of self-directed projects. Students will increase both their productivity and the quality of the work they produce.
Principles of literary construction, literary conventions
Flexibility, openness, creativity, self-direction
Literary & Critical
Grading System: Letters
Passing Grade: D (50%)
Percentage of Individual Work: 100
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.