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WRIT 251 Introduction to Creative Writing

This course provides an introduction to the elements of writing short fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Students learn a variety of approaches to creative writing in a cooperative class environment.

Prerequisites

3 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes

General

  • Analyze voice and tone in writing.
  • Demonstrate original, creative writing.
  • Demonstrates clearer, more effective writing through the process of revision.
  • Describe and appreciate works in the arts and humanities as expressions of individual and collective values within an intellectual, cultural, historical and social context.
  • Develop an appreciation for the pleasure of writing creatively in both prose and poetic form.
  • Explore intellectually the ideas expressed in works in the arts and humanities.
  • Interpret and respond critically to works from various cultures in the arts and humanities.
  • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
  • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • Understand that writing offers a human connection through intelligible language.
  • Understand/demonstrate the writing process through convention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
  • Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in writing and speaking.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Introduction to Creative Writing Cipriani, Belo M Books Course details

Summer 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Creative Writing Patterson, Gar Books Course details

Fall 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Creative Writing Patterson, Gar Books Course details
50 Introduction to Creative Writing Richards, Melanie B Books Course details