Fall 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ENGCW 400    Creative Writing    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory creative writing course offers writing experience with three or four of the following genres: short story, poetry, creative nonfiction, and script writing (theater or film). The course includes analysis of literary models, faculty and class critiques of work, and discussion of literary techniques in each covered genre, techniques such as metaphor, imagery, dialogue, and narrative. A portfolio of creative writing is submitted at the end of the semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Merson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 212  29523 
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T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Kiefer             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 222  11786 Textbook


ENGCW 410    Fiction Writing Workshop    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 300 or ENGCW 400 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course concentrates on fiction writing. Short stories and/ or novel chapters written during the semester will be analyzed in constructive, in-class workshops. The elements of literary creation will be critically examined from a writer's perspective through lecture, discussion, assigned readings, and in-class writing exercises. The class includes journaling, the preparation of a portfolio of work completed during the class, and individual conferences.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 211  12250 
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ENGCW 421    A Short Course in Poetry Writing    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGCW 400
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This creative writing course is an abbreviated version of the three-unit Poetry Writing Workshop, ENGCW 420, focusing on the writing of several poems. The course examines literary styles in traditional and contemporary poetry and demonstrates revising and editing processes through lecture, discussion, assigned reading, and in-class writing exercises.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 10-Sep 24
Sa        10:00AM-04:10PM LEC M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  11788 
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NOTE: Bring a poem that you have written within the last year and a sack lunch (optional). Class meetings: Sept. 10, 17, and 24.


ENGCW 450    College Literary Magazine    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 300, ENGWR 301, and ENGCW 400.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course provides experience in evaluating, editing, and sequencing literature in the college magazine of literature and art, The American River Review. The course focuses on poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and it may review layout and art selection, establishing an esthetic relationship between literary content and the visual image for three components of the Review: the magazine itself, an associated Internet site, and a companion DVD. This course also provides experience in soliciting manuscripts and publicity. The course teaches how to organize a literary reading. It may be repeated four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213  12848 
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Th        04:30PM-05:20PM LAB M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213    

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011