Course Descriptions

ENG 113 - Introduction to Creative Writing

3 Credits

An introductory, skill-building workshop to help students develop techniques that will prepare them to write the short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and/or drama expected in ENG 213 Creative Writing. Emphasis is on developing observation skills, imaginative leaps, and formal techniques such as image, metaphor, symbol, character, conflict, dialogue, the poetic line, and setting/stage directions.

Prerequisite(s): Placement into ENG 101.

Learning Attributes: WR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-A - The Arts (SART)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Research and describe with a writer’s precision and insight small details from the real world.
2.Construct coherent fictional details that have their roots in observed and/or researched details.
3.Construct a variety of literary devices including but not limited to imagery, metaphor, symbol, character, conflict, dialogue, the poetic line, and setting/staging.
4.Generate ideas that can be used towards the future construction of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama.
5.Participate constructively in a workshop environment.
6.Create the equivalent of a writer's journal that can record ideas as opposed to finished products.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Use links below to see if this course is offered:
Fall Semester 2019
Summer Session 2019