English Department: Creative Writing
While students like to read literature, some prefer to read and write their own literature. The English Department encourages student literary development in a variety of ways.
The SCC English Program offers creative writing courses in poetry and fiction. For poetry, there's English 271/272: Beginning Poetry Writing I & II. And for fiction, we have English 281/282: Beginning Short Story Writing I & II. Both writing tracks involve five-credit courses.
Both can be taken at beginning and intermediate levels for up to ten credits. Both classes teach the writing fundamentals of each genre and emphasize the imaginative and ingenious uses of language. Instructors for these courses, each of which is offered once or twice a year, are themselves published creative writers.