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College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022
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ENGL 2410 - Creative Writing

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: ENGL 1220  or ENGL 1190  or consent of instructor

Course primarily in writing the short story and poetry with emphasis on creation of personal imaginative work.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to read literature critically.

Objectives:

  1. Identify standard conventions in short stories.
  2. Identify standard conventions in poems.
  3. Analyze deviations from standard conventions.

Outcome 2:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to critique other writers’ work for technical elements of fiction and poetry.

Objectives:

  1. Define technical elements.
  2. Identify technical elements in the works.
  3. Analyze the use of technical elements in the works.

Outcome 3:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to build upon a body of original work.

Objectives:

  1. Create varied works of fiction.
  2. Create varied poems.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
To be followed in general; chronology not defined:

  1. Fiction
    1. Read, discuss and assess at least 12 works of short, literary fiction, with attention to elements of fiction such as plot, setting, character, dialogue, etc.
    2. Write short fiction.
    3. Edit student work in workshops.
    4. Revise own work individually and in workshops.
  2. Poetry
    1. Read, discuss and assess at least 15 poems, with attention to elements of poetry such as word choice and play, cadence, line, rhyme, meter, etc.
    2. Write poems.
    3. Edit student w ork in workshops.
    4. Revise own work individually and in workshops.
  3. Other Genres
    1. Read, discuss a nd assess other forms of creative writing (screen‐ and playwriting, creative nonfiction, etc.) as appropriate.

Primary Faculty
Iverson, Clark
Secondary Faculty
Young, James
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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