Creative Writing

Course NameCreative Writing
Course CodeCOM351
DescriptionThe aim of COM 351 is to improve your creative writing and critical thinking skills, enable you to generate writing in the future, and to impart the methodology necessary for a career as a creative writer. To accomplish this, students will receive training in practical and theoretical aspects of creative writing through lectures, critical readings and exercises, focusing on narrative fiction in four types: essays, screenplays, novels and short stories.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Demonstrate a clear understanding of a variety of creative writing genres;
– Engage in the writing process resulting in cohesive, coherent writing with appropriate structure, style and syntax;
– Show evidence of creative thinking and originality;
– Read from their own work before an audience employing various means of delivery and dramatic effect;
– Recognize successful versus unsuccessful creative writing;
– Identify problems in weak writing;
– Compose and edit a manuscript consisting of 5 pieces of original writing, including a 10-page story.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS