• Program: English
  • Course: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Course #: ENGL2130
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This introductory course will provide a broad overview of creative writing. Emphasis will be on short stories, nonfiction, memoir, playwriting, and essays. Students will study the work of published authors, complete short writing assignments, and complete a substantial creative piece in the genre of their choice.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify terms associated with creative writing
Recognize creative writing styles
Use figurative language
Use creative writing techniques in multiple genres
Identify similarities among creative writing genres
Identify differences between creative writing genres
Identify effects of creative writing techniques on audiences
Analyze structure in published works
Identify plot through the critical reading of texts
Apply editing techniques
Analyze the meaning of texts
Identify point of view

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 1 & 6
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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