Creative Writing Minor Course Descriptions
ENG 201 Intro to Literary Analysis
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of literary study, including critical terms, focusing on contemporary world literature, with equal proportions of Western and non-Western work. Students will discuss fiction, poetry and drama by internationally known authors. GeneralEducation: Literature. (effective by 2009)
ENG 202 Creative Writing I
This course provides a workshop environment that combines creative writing and criticism. Students work in the three major genres: poetry, fiction and drama. Selections of students' work are offered to our literary journal, "Prairie Winds", and to the Agnes Hyde Writing Contest. (effective by 2009)
ENG 302 Creative Writing II: Genre/Techniq
This course is an intensive study of literary techniques as they appear in at least three genres of creative expression â poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The course will serve as a workshop and laboratory space for students to practice these techniques and learn them from example. We will proceed technique by technique, focusing on the techniques as the building blocks of good writing in any genre, or across genres. As the semester progresses, students will be expected to write toward a single-, multiple-, or cross-genre final project that represents their development as writers specializing in, or questing the boundaries of, a particular mode of literature. Prerequisite ENG202
ENG 460 Independent Study
This course offers an opportunity to read extensively, to write critical essays or toconcentrate on creative writing. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
ENG 205 British Literature I
The first of two surveys concentrating on poetry, drama and fiction from the British Isles, ENG 205 begins with poetry written in Old English and extends through the 18th century. General Education: Literature (effective by 2009)
ENG 206 British Literature II
The second of two surveys on poetry, drama and fiction from the British Isles, ENG 206 begins with the Romantics and extends through the contemporary period. General Education: Literature (effective by 2009)
ENG 223 American Literature
This historical survey of the prose and poetry of America covers the Puritan era to modern authors, concentrating on major works and authors.
ENG 226 Literature of European Civilization
This course provides a historical survey of the prose and poetry of Western Europe, from biblical texts and the literature of the ancient Greeks and Romans to the present day, concentrating on major works and authors. General Education: Effective Expression - Literary Analysis
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