BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENGL-209 - Creative Writing; Short Stories - 3.00 Credits

ENGL-209 - Creative Writing; Short Stories - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces students to creative techniques and major components of short story writing. The class is structured to include concept introduction, creative exercises, written exercises, story discussions, and short story workshops.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 and/or English 12 First Peoples or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:

  • write using variety of narrative techniques;

  • use workshop conditions to positive advantage;

  • respond critically to the processes of creative writing; and

  • be self-analytical about literary competence.



  • Text and Materials:
  • Bickam, Jack M. The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes.

  • Gardner, John The Art of Fiction.

  • Roy, Ken. Horizons.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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