University of the South Pacific
Area of Study
Creative Writing, English, Literature, Poetry
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewLL 331 is a practice-based, workshop centered course in cross-generic creative writing. The course will provide a sustained opportunity for students to improve and extend their writing skills to work towards a larger writing project. The prescribed sub-genre this semester is plantations, as in practices and legacies of colonial plantation systems, and its creation of a sub-genre of artistic fields from literature to music to dance and films. Students will analyze key sample texts from the identified sub-genre of plantation aesthetics for this course. The course will provide for in-depth workshops, with guest writers, professional editors, and includes a short final collaborative attachment with a practicing artist to experience and research the synergies between the creative arts and creative writing.Course Content- Foundational Elements- Plantations as Aesthetic Sub-Genre- Artistic Synergies in an Independent StudyLearning Outcomes- Gain knowledge of creative writing based on foundational elements of writing within a particular genre and its form in English- To attain proficiency in fundamentals of creative writing in a variety of identified genres within the context of the imaginative and creative process.- To utilize knowledge of poetics of creative writing towards the creation of an original body ofwork within particular identified genres.
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