Time: M,W 10:30 - 11: 45 A.M.
Location: Sweeney Hall 444
Supplemental URL: https://sjsu.desire2learn.com/d2l/lp/homepage/home.d2l?ou=141482
Examinations of works of poetry, creative nonfiction and short fiction as expression of human intellect and imagination, to comprehend the historic and cultural contexts, and recognize issues related to writing by men and women of diverse cultural traditions. Students will also write poetry, creative nonfiction, and a short fiction.
Introduction to Creative Writing (English 71) is a 3-unit lower-division course designed and administered by the Department of English & Comparative Literature at San Jose State University in accordance with the University’s General Education Program Guidelines to fulfill Core General Education requirements in the “C2” Letters area of Humanities & the Arts.
The primary activity in the class is for students to write original works of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction in response to works by published authors which will be used as models. This section will be taught as a mixed mode class, meeting in the classroom and connecting to contents and discussions hosted on D2L.
In the discussion, published works of creative writing will be closely read and analyzed. In the writing workshops, creative work by class members will be analyzed and critiqued for revision by the full class. Students are required to participate in all workshops dedicated to the discussion of class members’ writing.
REQUIRED TEXTS Cahill, Tim. Hold the Enlightenment.
Gwynn, R.S. Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (7th edition).
Lamott, Anne. Bird By Bird.
Schaefer, Candace, and Rick Diamond. The Creative Writing Guide.
Wolff, Tobias (ed.). The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories.