LAN2150: Creative Writing

05/01/2024 to 05/30/2025 • Modified 04/23/2024

Course Description

This semester-long course studies the elements of narrative non-fiction, short fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will apply these elements to create non-fiction compositions, short stories, poems, scripts, and plays. Students will produce a sustained creative writing portfolio throughout the course that includes prewriting, journal entries, activities, and early drafts. These will be useful for analysis, inspiration, and future development. Students will understand and demonstrate how these creative elements reflect God’s image.

Prerequisite

None

Schedule

Module 1: Creative Non-Fiction

  • Week 1: Foundations of Creative Writing
  • Week 2: Personal Narratives
  • Week 3: Writing the Personal Narrative

Module 2: Fiction 

  • Week 4: Foundations of Fiction
  • Week 5: Fictional Characters
  • Week 6: Fictional Plots and Conflicts
  • Week 7: Fictional Settings

Module 3: Fiction: Part 2

  • Week 8: Point of View and Theme
  • Week 9: Dialogue
  • Week 10: Beginnings, Middles, and Ends; Planning and Writing
  • Week 11: Writing and Revising the Short Story

Module 4: Poetry

  • Week 12: Foundations of Poetry
  • Week 13: Types of Poetry
  • Week 14: Free Verse Poetry

Module 5: Drama & Final Assessments

  • Week 15: The Foundations of Drama
  • Week 16: The One-Act Play
  • Week 17: Creative Writing Portfolio Assessment and Preparation
  • Week 18: Portfolio and Semester Exam

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