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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 2420 - Advanced Creative Writing

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: ENGL 2410  or consent of instructor

Course designed for the experienced writer who has developed the fundamentals taught in ENGL 2410. Revising and marketing manuscripts will be covered.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to build a polished body of written creative work.

Objectives:

  1. Create works of fiction
  2. Create poetry
  3. Create plays/screenplays

Outcome 2:
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to critique other writers’ work for technical elements of creative writing.

Objectives:

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

Outcome 3:
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to participate in the process of preparing a manuscript for submission.

Objectives:

  1. Edit creative works
  2. Revise in response to editorial prompts
  3. Submit work for publication

Outcome 4:
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to read literature critically.

Objectives:

  1. Identify standard conventions in fiction
  2. Identify standard conventions in poetry
  3. Identify standard conventions in playwriting
  4. Analyze deviations from convention standards

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 a number of works of short literary fiction
    2. Read, discuss, and assess a number of works of longer works of short literary fiction
    3. Write short fiction
    4. Edit student work in workshops
    5. Revise own work individually and in workshops
    6. Submit manuscripts for publication
  2. Poetry
    1. Read, discuss, and assess a number of poems
    2. Write poems
    3. Edit student work in workshops
    4. Revise own work individually and in workshops
    5. Submit manuscripts for publication
  3. Other Genres
    1. Read, discuss, and assess other forms of creative writing (screen‐ and playwriting, creative nonfiction,graphic novels, etc.) as appropriate.

Primary Faculty
Bily, Cynthia
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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