Spring 2012 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Merson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213  20738 
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Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 225  10777 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 14-May 16
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC A.Bradford           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A202 12279 
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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 14-May 16
W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC T.Gourdine           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 225  11922 
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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 14-May 16
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Abraham            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 225  19508 
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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 14-May 16
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213  11203 
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Th        04:30PM-05:20PM LAB M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213    

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012