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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog
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ENG 254 - Creative Writing: Fiction

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Focuses on the writing of fiction--chiefly short stories. Develops understanding of fiction and personal fiction writing abilities. Completes other classroom activities, discussions and writing assignments, requiring analysis and criticisms of other students' work.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in a college level composition I course
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Draft a work of fiction.
    1. Generate original works of fiction.
    2. Demonstrate ability with the elements of fiction (e.g. conflict, character development, handling of exposition, dialogue, interior landscape, authentic detail, etc).
    3. Revise original short stories.
  2. Rewrite stories effectively.
    1. Use the processes of revising stories.
    2. Revise stories over the course of the semester.
  3. Participate effectively in workshops and/or conferences with the instructor.
    1. Give and receive verbal and/or written responses to fiction.
    2. Demonstrate a receptive and invested attitude toward feedback, both given and received.
    3. Apply verbal and written feedback constructively.
  4. Read and demonstrate comprehension of a range of fiction.
    1. Identify elements of fiction in professional stories.
    2. Think critically about individual stories, verbally and in writing.

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