Introduction to Creative Writing – WRIT 201

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 03/24/2022

Course Description

Students will learn the literary components, complexity, and craft of creative writing.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The student will study the literary components, complexity, and craft of creative writing, including how to successfully explicate selected poems, creative nonfiction essays, and short fiction. The student will also learn how to create original works of publishable quality. The course allows students to develop creative writing skills to impact the world for Christ.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (7)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread varies in length and specific requirements based on the assignment/s that each Module: Week.

Original Work of Short-Short Fiction: Rough and Final Drafts (2)

After completing the assigned readings, the student will write a 300–500-word Short Fiction piece based on the elements of fiction described in the reading. The student will create a draft and submit it to the assigned Discussion for peer feedback. Then, the student will rewrite his/her draft and submit a final draft which incorporates the feedback from his/her classmates.

Original Work of Creative Nonfiction: Rough and Final Drafts (2)

After completing the assigned readings, the student will write a 500–750-word Creative Nonfiction piece based on the elements of nonfiction described in the reading. The student will create a draft and submit it to the assigned Discussion for peer feedback. Then, the student will rewrite his/her draft and submit a final draft which incorporates the feedback from his/her classmates.

Original Works of Poetry: Rough and Final Drafts (2)

After completing the assigned readings, the student will write 1 original work of poetry based on the elements of poetry described in the reading. The student will create a draft and submit it to the assigned Discussion for peer feedback. The student will also complete a set of questions detailing their reasoning for writing the poem. Then, the student will rewrite his/her draft and submit the final draft which incorporates the feedback from his/her classmates.

Self-Evaluation

The student will complete an evaluation concerning the contributions made during the course. The student will evaluate his/her own contribution to his/her classmates’ work, as well as evaluate their personal growth as a writer.