William Franklin, Ph.D.

Instructor Email


Instructor Phone

(940) 497-6240


Course Description

A study of creative processes and techniques of imaginative writing in prose and poetic form.



Course Requirements


ENGL1301 and ENGL1302



Texts (print, film, and online) vary from semester to semester, with most of them being available either in the library, for rent, or online. For all matters of MLA formatting, grammar and usage, we will use Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Contact the Professor for most current information.



Additional Resources


Discussions and Participation: 50%

Major Papers: 50%


Grades are holistic, based on the following rubric:

  • A: Clearly superior
  • B: Excellent
  • C: Good
  • D: Passable
  • F: Not appropriate for a college level-writing course

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete ENGL2307 will: 1) Examine prose and poetic forms of imaginative writing; 2) Read, analyze, and respond critically to models of narrative prose and lyrical poetic masterworks; 3) Design and write short narrative works demonstrating developed plots, character, setting, atmosphere, and other essential elements; 4) Design and write structured lyrical poetic works; 5) Edit creative compositions in constructive dialog with other writers; and, 6) Prepare manuscript of finished work and a submission package for a targeted publisher.


All Learning Outcomes are incorporated holistically with all of the assignments throughout the course and as noted in the Calendar of Readings and Assignments.