Apr 20, 2018
ENG 175 - Creative Writing with Publication
Students interested in imaginative writing have the opportunity to investigate concepts and to practice techniques implicit in three genres: nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. In addition, the class publishes a 100-page bound annual book presenting creative works drawn from a campus-wide group of writers, which include staff, students, faculty, and alumni. Learning format involves class discussions, work-shops, and personal conferences with the instructor. Students are expected to work on various aspects of magazine production, including soliciting, editing, and arranging pieces.
Prerequisite: ENG 110 College Writing I
5 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Understand and appreciate the complexity and subtlety of excellent writing to use as models for their own writing.
- Understand writing as a process of discovery, that meaning emerges through a sustained revison process involving intense reflection,analysis, and collaboration.
- Be more aware of the rhythms and nuances of language that will inform their prose and be more aware of the fluidity of the narrative line, thus informing their poetry with a sense of balance.
- Have a sence of their own original voice and vision, unmediated by other interpretations.
- Have more experience making editing choices in their writing and in proofreading the work of other writers while remaining faithful to the spirit of that writer's intentions.
- Have more experience in critiquing and selecting appropriate high-quality work.
- Have more experience in juxtaposing works with other submissions for a magazine that amplify, complement or serve as counterpoint to each selection.
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