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CRWR 209 - Introduction to the Art of Writing I
CRWR 209

For students interested in writing imaginatively in a variety of styles and literary forms. This is a seminar workshop in which student writing is discussed in the supportive atmosphere of a small class.

Credits:  3

Hours:
  • Total Hours: 45
  • Lecture Hours: 45
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  No

Prerequisites: Placement based on NLC Writing Assessment
Learning Outcomes:
  • The objective of the course is to help students develop their creative writing skills as well as their literary, verbal, and intellectual skills when critically discussing the implications of genre and craft.
  • At this level the emphasis is on production, and students will be expected to turn in a substantial portfolio at the end of the course.
After completing Creative Writing 209, students should have an appreciation of the discipline required to produce literary works of merit. Furthermore, students should be able to:
  • Express personal and other experiences in the literary genres of the lyric poem and the short story
  • Meaningfully criticize the work(s) of other writers working at a similar level
  • Meaningfully criticize the work(s) of other writers tackling similar aesthetic problems
  • Meaningfully criticize canonical literary works so as to be able to appreciate the intricacies of their construction
Knowledge:  Implications of genre and structure

Attitudes:
tolerance of varied styles and content, respect for work of craft

Skills:  Literary, verbal, intellectual

Technologies:
  • Word-processing
  • Conference technology
  • Internet
Grading System:  Letters

Passing Grade:  D (50%)

Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  Yes

Other Programs: Associate of Arts Degree; University Arts and Sciences certificates

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

 

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