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Course Description

This course introduces students to creative writing in various genres. The purpose of this course is to develop and expand students’ imaginative writing processes and to develop and expand their understanding of the human experience through creative writing. This would include identifying elements of writing and developing skills and techniques for creative writing in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writings.

This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.

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Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy, Tuition Refund Policy and all University Policies in the Catalog for more information.

Topics and Objectives

Creativity, Generating Ideas, and the Writing Process

  • Compare techniques for generating ideas.
  • Apply various techniques for generating ideas.
  • Explain the creative writing process.

Poetic Language and Structure

  • Use imagery to generate meaning, emotion, and aesthetic effect.
  • Use metaphor to generate meaning, emotion, and aesthetic effect.
  • Use line breaks to generate meaning, emotion, and aesthetic effect.
  • Use rhythm to generate meaning, emotion, and aesthetic effect.
  • Use rhyme to generate meaning, emotion, and aesthetic effect.

Fiction Techniques

  • Identify dramatic effect, character development, and point of view as primary techniques for writing fiction.
  • Plot a short story for dramatic effect.
  • Develop characters to engage readers.
  • Use a point of view appropriate to your story.

Writing The Personal Essay

  • Identify the elements of a personal essay.
  • Structure a personal essay for emotional and aesthetic impact.
  • Apply style and voice for emotional and aesthetic impact.
  • Give appropriate peer feedback to guide revision.

Feedback and Final Analysis

  • Apply peer and instructor feedback to guide revision.
  • Synthesize how the writing process differs according to genre.

Prerequisites

None

Required Materaials

Crossroads:  Creative Writing Exercises in Four Genres (2005) - ISBN:9780558130084

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Disclaimers

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

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Section Title
CREATIVE WRITING
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Aug 13, 2019 to Sep 16, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Reading List / Textbook

Crossroads:  Creative Writing Exercises in Four Genres (2005) - ISBN:9780558130084

You can click on the link below to order your textbooks.

Click here to purchase from the university bookstore.
Section Title
CREATIVE WRITING
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Sep 17, 2019 to Oct 21, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
CREATIVE WRITING
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Oct 22, 2019 to Nov 25, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
CREATIVE WRITING
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Nov 26, 2019 to Jan 13, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
167.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
CREATIVE WRITING
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jan 14, 2020 to Feb 17, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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