Course Description

Introduction to Creative Writing | Learn the basic craft elements of writing poetry and short fiction. Complete weekly exercises designed to teach the fundamental aspects of reading and writing poetry and fiction. Develop collections of poems and short stories. Practice the workshop method to discuss student writing, foster critical thinking and develop individual styles. Textbook information available at AACC Bookstore. CEUs issued. $382 includes $10 fee. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair. Note: Some sections offered online. All sections also offered for credit, ENG-200.

Learner Outcomes

Identify and describe types of short fiction and poetry; Demonstrate the ability to compose various types of short stories and poems; Review several examples of writing for clarity, effectiveness and proper techniques; Demonstrate techniques to write effective descriptions; Explain theme and symbolism and write sentences demonstrating their use.
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