ENGL 209 - Creative Writing I
English 209 incorporates Coast Mountain College's focus on experiential place-based learning. "Experiential learning means engaging with learners in direct experience and focused reflection to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities. Place-based learning connects classroom to learning from, about, in, and for the local environment, cultures, history, economy and politics."
Students are encouraged to consider their own lives, communities, experiences, and interests when performing their work. English 209 is designed to introduce students to a variety of genres of creative writing, including poetry, creative non-fiction, drama, and fiction. Students will experiment with imagery, voice, character, setting, story, development and revision before working more specifically in creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama.
The focus of the course is on experimentation and skill development. This is a workshop-style course, requiring active participation. Students will be required to participate by writing and sharing their own work, and by reading and offering feedback on the work of their colleagues. Students should be prepared to experiment with their own writing.
ENGL 101 and ENGL 102