Spring 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



Back to Previous Page

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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Abraham            ARC MAIN D 213           24239 
Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC K.Feindert           ARC MAIN D 225           24241 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, Jan 16-May 19
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Bell               Natomas Inderkum A202    28817 
Textbook


ENGCW 420    Poetry Writing Workshop    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGCW 400 and ENGWR 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This creative writing course concentrates on poetry writing, including the analysis of poetry written during the semester. The course examines literary styles in traditional and contemporary poetry and demonstrates revising and editing processes through lecture, discussion, assigned reading, collaborative writing projects, and in-class writing exercises. Required: a portfolio of original work and individual conferences with the instructor.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC H.Schneider          ARC MAIN D 205           27535 
Textbook


ENGCW 430    Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGCW 400 or ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is a creative writing course concentrating on the literary essay. The course teaches the writing of various kinds of essay, such as memoir, autobiography, personal essays, reflective nature writing, prose with poetic elements (prose-poetry), and fact-based or philosophical writing with a definite literary, stylistic component. It also includes analysis of classical and innovative essays for elements such as voice, point of view, and structure. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Abraham            ARC MAIN D 213           32521 
Textbook


ENGCW 441    Feature Film Screenwriting Workshop I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGCW 400, ENGCW 440, 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, Jan 16-May 19
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN D 225           27497 
Textbook


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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN D 213           25437 
Textbook
Th        04:30PM-05:20PM LAB M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN D 213             

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010