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Creative Writing
CREATIVE WRTG
CLASS CODE: ENG 218 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Focuses on the creation of original works of poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction. Introductory course for the creative writing emphasis for English majors. (Does not give GE credit in the Letters area of the Arts & Letters requirement nor in the Reading & Writing area of the Basic Skills requirement.)
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, and Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Basic forms of creative literature; class-based writing workshops; literary terms; basic expectations of the creative publishing market.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Begin to develop a theory of and philosophy statement for language arts instruction.
  2. Explore the various components of the language arts curriculum (reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and language study) and how they work together to form practical and intellectual meaning for students.
  3. Learn how teachers use reading and writing (and other language arts) to help students make connections between the curriculum and life.
  4. Understand that writing and reading are process-based activities that lead to learning.
  5. Explore curriculum materials that acknowledge and address multiple levels of abilities and diverse perspectives.
  6. Create a sample language arts curriculum, thematic unit, and daily lesson plans for that unit.
  7. Explore a variety of formal and informal assessments in the language arts.
REQUIREMENTS: Reading assignments from the works of published authors. Numerous writing assignments. Class-based workshop assignments.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of English 111 or 111C.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001