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|Discipline and Nbr:
SPEC TOPICS:CR NON-FICT||
Special Topics in Creative Non-fiction
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||.50||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
04 - Different Topics
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Intensive study of a topic in Creative Non-Fiction of current interest, selected by the English Department and presented by an instructor specializing in that area. The purpose is to stimulate serious thought by an in-depth analysis of a subject through lecture, seminar, discussion, research, film, and electronic and other media.
Eligibility for English 1A.
Varies, will be defined for individual topics.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Intensive study of a topic in Creative Non-Fiction. Designed to stimulate serious thought by an in-depth analysis of a subject through lecture, seminar, discussion, research, film, and electronic and other media.
(Grade or P/NP)
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 1A.
Recommended:Varies, will be defined for individual topics.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Examine special topics through lecture, seminar, research, film and
2. Read and analyze works of literature and film in relation to special
3. Evaluate concepts in relation to topic, especially in critical
analysis papers of 500 to 2,500 words.
4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through written and oral
5. Collaborate effectively in groups to create a group project or
Topics and Scope
Will vary with each offering depending on theme and topic selected. Some
examples of proposed courses are:
The Literary Essay
The Personal Essay
Will vary with each offering but would always include reading, writing
analytical papers, and discussion/participation. Some examples of possible
1. Critical analysis papers of 500 to 2,500 words, including research
2. Reading logs
3. Response papers
4. Formal summaries
5. Short summaries of research on a particular author, concept, or
6. Study questions
7. Quizzes on historical and cultural background to Creative Non-Fiction,
definitions, major concepts related to the topic.
8. Essay exams on historical and cultural background to Creative Non-
Fiction, definitions, major concepts related to the topic
9. Group projects and presentations focusing on specific aspects of the
10. Field trips to libraries, lectures, or performances
11. Viewing videos outside classroom setting.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
50 - 80%
|Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 0%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 20%
|Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, Quizzes and essay exams||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 30%
|ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND CLASS DISCUSSIONS||
THE FOURTH GENRE. Robert L. Root, Jr. and Michael Steinberg.
Primary texts will vary with each offering. This course may also include
the use and/or study of media other than texts such as computer software,
electronic data, film, video or art.