Apr 10, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

ENGL 220 - Creative Writing: Tools of the Craft (IN-10)

3 hours

This course is an introduction to creative writing. Students will read contemporary creative writers in four genres: short fiction, short literary nonfiction, poetry, and screen-plays, focusing on how “story” governs each genre. Students will learn, analyze, and imitate effective writer’s craft. Students will be required to write original work in all four genres. In addition, students will write short reflections on assigned readings as well as on their own writings. Students will analyze the effectiveness of contemporary writers’ use of the elements of story and of writer’s craft. Active class participation will be expected. A portfolio of original work from the semester will be required.
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101 .