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Areas of Study | | ENGL105 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: ENGL105
COURSE TITLE:Creative Writing
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:Hybrid

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An introduction to the principles, problems, and processes involved in creative expression in fiction and/or poetry.

PREREQUISITES:
Placement in ENGL101 or consent of instructor.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify aspects of voice and craft in his or her fiction and analyze their effectiveness
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of different writing genres (short fiction, poetry, and drama) and apply them effectively to their own works
  • Analyze where their strengths as a writer lie within the range of these genres
  • Craft a critique of his or her work
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply feedback when revising their works
  • Demonstrate a growing understanding of their writing process
  • Execute the process of submitting a story or excerpt from a longer work to Waiting for Rain

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Weeks 1-2:
Elements of Fiction and Literary Technique

Weeks 3-8:
Prose: Short Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction

Weeks 9-12:
Poetry

Weeks 13-16:
Dramatic Script Writing


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, 4th ed., Janet Burroway

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
  1. Students will complete writing journal entries tied to their readings in the Imaginative Writing text.
  2. Students will write a portfolio project proposal which will outline their ideas for their extended writing projects for the class.
  3. Students will submit a rough draft of their extended creative writing projects as well as a final draft of them and a self-assessment in portfolio form. The final draft of the portfolio will serve as the final exam of the class.
  4. Students will choose three of their longer works for submission to Waiting for Rain, the college’s literary anthology. They may submit more than three or submit other works they have written in addition to their work in class, but they must submit three works created for this class as the assignment.
Determination of Final Grades:

4 Conferences at 10pts each 40 points
Journals 275 points
Portfolio Proposal 50 points
Portfolio Rough Draft 100 points
Portfolio Final Draft 200 points

Total 665 points


90-100% A
80-89% B
70-79% C
60-69% D
less than 69% F

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2018

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