Creative Writing
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the essential elements of three creative writing genres: short fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Elements to be studied include plot, characterization, theme, setting, verisimilitude, figurative language, concrete and abstract language, form, rhythm, and meter. Students will review examples of work by professional writers and will produce their own creative works in each genre. The course will utilize workshops with students critiquing their classmates' work and revising their own drafts based on peer and instructor feedback. The course also includes independent journaling, in-class writing exercises, and a comprehensive final exam covering the elements of the three genres studied.