ENGL 301 (Introduction to Creative Writing) (Ockert):
A course that introduces the fundamentals of composing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and other types of creative writing using a combination of example readings and writing workshops.
The class is set in a studio environment which means that the process for writing will be aided by workshops. Students will have one essay, two poems, and one short story read and critiqued by the entire class. Though creative writing is, well, creative, the writer should acknowledge that his or her writing is being read. The aim, in this class, is to craft original work that attempts to make some meaningful emotional connection with the audience and this course will investigate just how to do that by employing various strategies in all three genres. In addition, students will clarify their own sensibilities as writers by scrutinizing peer work.