Course Content and Outcome Guide for WR 244
- Course Number:
- WR 244
- Course Title:
- Adv Creative Writing - Fiction
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Course DescriptionExtends the introduction to the craft of fiction started in WR 241. Explores the creative writing process from development of an idea to revision of a manuscript. Introduces the techniques, structures, and styles of established writers. Prerequisites: WR 241 or instructor permission. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
o Read and analyze established authors in order to become familiar with the elements of fiction (eg. plot, dialogue, character, point of view).
o Write original fiction that effectively uses the elements of the craft.
o Read peer fiction closely and analytically in order to contribute to peer workshops in a thoughtful and critical manner.
Course Activities and Design
Outcome Assessment Strategies
May include student critiques of student work, evaluations of in-class and out-of-class writing, analysis of close reading exercises, instructor conferences, and written instructor responses. Attendance policies may vary with the instructor: students missing a week's worth of class may not expect an A; those who miss two weeks may not pass the class.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Instructors new to the course should contact the campus creative writing chair, creative writing sub-SAC chair, Comp/Lit SAC chair, faculty department chair, or administrative support person for further information.
- Narrative voice
- Point of view
- First person
- Second person
- Third person
- Figurative Language
- Writing as a process
- Close reading
- Artistic conventions
- Multiple Interpretations