Fall 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ENGCW 400    Creative Writing    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 102 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory creative writing course provides writing experience with three or four of the following genres: short story, poetry, creative nonfiction, and script writing for 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. (C-ID ENGL 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213  12276 
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ENGCW 410    Fiction Writing Workshop    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 102 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: ENGCW 400 and ENGWR 300
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This creative writing course concentrates on fiction writing, including the analysis of fiction written during the semester. It examines literary styles in traditional and contemporary fiction and demonstrates revising and editing processes through lecture, discussion, assigned reading, and in-class writing exercises. The course may require a portfolio of original work and a conference with the instructor.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Kiefer             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213  10848 
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ENGCW 441    Feature Film Screenwriting Workshop I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGCW 400 or ENGWR 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the writing of a feature-length film script. It includes three proposals for projects, one of which is developed through the first act in official screen format, plus scene descriptions for major scenes, character sketches, and plot outlines. Several classic feature films and scripts are analyzed for their writing strengths.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC J.Long               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 212  19917 
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ENGCW 450    College Literary Magazine    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 102 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: ENGCW 400, ENGCW 410, ENGCW 420, ENGCW 430, ENGWR 300, or ENGWR 480
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course provides instruction and editorial staff experience in producing a literary and fine arts magazine. Editorial staff collaborate with art selection or design staff in Art New Media to prepare ARC's college magazine, the American River Review, for national competitions sponsored by organizations such as the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press. The course focuses on the selection and editing of literary content, and on the publicity, marketing, fund-raising, and distribution of a magazine. It may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213  11052 
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Th        04:30PM-05:20PM LAB M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213    


ENGCW 495    Independent Studies in English - Creative Writing    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 20049 
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Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014