WR 241: Creative Writing - Fiction

Credits 4
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Focuses on writing short fiction for class discussion and analysis in a workshop setting. Explores the techniques, styles, and structures of the writings of established authors, as well as the creative writing process from development of an idea to revision of a manuscript.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Read and analyze established authors in order to become familiar with the elements of fiction (eg. plot, dialogue, character, point of view).
  • Write original fiction that effectively uses the elements of the craft, leading to the development and revision of at least one complete short story.
  • Read peer fiction closely and analytically in order to contribute to peer workshops in a thoughtful and critical manner.

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Grading Options
Letter Grades
Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B.