Spring 2016 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, Jan 16-May 18
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Bell               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213  10535 
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ENGCW 420    Poetry Writing Workshop    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 102 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This creative writing course concentrates on poetry writing, including the analysis of poetry written during the semester. Topics include the examination of literary styles in traditional and contemporary poetry as well as revising and editing processes in creative works. Course topics are covered through lecture, discussion, assigned reading, collaborative writing projects, and in-class writing exercises. A portfolio of original work and individual conferences with the instructor are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC T.Gourdine           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213  11219 
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ENGCW 430    Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop    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 creative writing course concentrates on the literary essay. The course covers 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. Topics also include analysis of classical and modern essays for elements such as voice, point of view, and structure. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213  19900 
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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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC M.Spurgeon           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 213  10791 
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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, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 12705 
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Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016