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The student will write poetry and fiction and provide constructive feedback on the writings
of others.

Credits             3
Prerequisites   ENGL 101
Fees                 This course has fees totaling $30.00
Instructor        Patricia VanAmburg

Overall Course Objectives | Major Course Topics | Course Format | Course Requirements | Materials | Exams


Overall Course Objectives

Once you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Write grammatically correct and imaginatively constructed poetry and fiction.
  • Provide constructive feedback on the writings of others.
  • Use literary devices and/or characteristics such as imagery, setting, metaphor, characterization, dialogue, point of view, and theme.
  • Compare and contrast traditions, styles, forms, and conventions of writing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how writing reflects the human spirit in aesthetic forms and humanistic ideas.

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Major Course Topics

The writing of poetry and fiction.
The reading and critiquing of poetry and fiction by published writers and members of the seminar.

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Course Format
  • Is not self-paced. There is a definite schedule with definite due dates.
  • Does not require on-campus meetings.
  • Does not require real-time chats.
  • Does not have a face-to-face orientation.

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Course Requirements (occuring on-line in Canvas)

Weekly Journals 25%
Group participation and workshop pieces 25%
Portfolio of finished pieces 50%

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No required printed text-materials delivered electronically in Canvas.


There are no exams; however, there are writig asignments and journals each week.  And an end of semester writing portfolio submission.

If you have any questions or comments about this course, please send a message to
Patricia VanAmburg

Last updated 4/19/2012
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