Core elements needed for creative writing are covered. Students gain an understanding of the process of creative writing including theme, setting, plotting, characterization, and the use of dialogue, enabling them to successfully discover their writer's voice and build confidence in their writing abilities. Textbook Required.
If something is important for children, it is important for adults. This subject introduces students to children's literature, its history and development, and its rich variety of forms and techniques. It focuses on major authors in children's literature and on the important issues presented in those works that have captivated children and adult readers over time. (This subject may contain material that is explicit and/or offensive.)
Prerequisite: College English or equivalent.
*NOTE: Students wanting to register for a General Education course as part of their full time certificate/diploma program should make sure to receive formal approval from their Program Coordinator. It should be noted that some general education courses are too close to the vocational specializations of specific programs and are therefore excluded as an option for students. It’s therefore important to receive formal approval before registration.
This course will look at the wide range of travel writing assignments available to freelance writers, from commercial pieces that border on promotional writing, to literary travel writing and travel memoirs. Along with the pieces themselves, we'll study the various publishing markets for this type of work, from traditional publishers to online opportunities. No Textbook Required.
Students learn the rules of English grammar in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow manner. The course begins with a review of sentence parts, followed by an in-depth explanation of sentence structuring, and culminates in a practical review of stylistic conventions in business and professional writing. No text required.
This is an introductory course for the aspiring story writer who focuses on the particularities of this literary genre. Character development, narrative unity, and plot construction are explored by analyzing selected short stories and participating in writing exercises. Students follow a step-by-step approach to producing a story suitable for publication. The process of submission for publication, as well as the various opportunities for publication, are examined. Textbook Required.