SRJC Course Outlines

8/7/2022 9:37:51 AMENGL 4C Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 4CTitle:  ADV CREATIVE WRIT  
Full Title:  Advanced Creative Writing
Last Reviewed:4/24/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Advanced study and writing of fiction, poetry, drama, and/or creative non-fiction.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ENGL 4B


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Advanced study and writing of fiction, poetry, drama, and/or creative non-fiction.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ENGL 4B
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Analyze and critique a variety of recognized authors in all genres.
2.  Employ writing techniques developed in ENGL 4A and ENGL4B, with the addition of
    stylistic elements learned from all basic genres and experimental work.
3.  Take a leadership role in critiquing peers' work, applying specific criteria for revision.
4.  Revise and edit original work, with at least one piece ready to submit for publication.
 

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Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
I. Reading:
    A. Identify and analyze major elements of narrative introduced in ENGL 4A and ENGL 4B,
         including character, setting, plot/conflict, point of view, tone, structure, and dialogue
         in published and peer-written narratives with increasing precision.
    B. Identify and analyze additional elements of narrative, including theme and motifs, stories
         told from multiple points of view, stories told by "unreliable" narrators, and narratives
         that experiment with structural devices and time elements.
    C. Identify and analyze major elements of poetry introduced in ENGL 4A and ENGL 4B,
         including sound, rhythm, figurative language, the poetic line, rhyme schemes, figures
         of speech, symbols, and line breaks with increasing precision.
    D. Identify and analyze additional elements of poetry, including various traditional,
         contemporary, and experimental poetic forms, metrics, poetic voice and structural
         motifs/strategies.
    E. Analyze technical and stylistic elements in contemporary writing to understand trends in
         published works.
    F. Adopt leadership in critiquing and analyzing student writing during workshops.
    G. Identify and analyze stylistic elements in dramatic literature.
II. Writing:
    A. Apply creative writing skills through frequent writing in selected genres.
    B. Employ basic narrative elements introduced in ENGL 4A and ENGL 4B, including
         character, setting, plot/conflict, and figurative language, point of view, tone,
         structure, and dialogue with increasing precision.
    C. Use additional elements of narrative, including theme and motifs, stories told from multiple
         points of view, stories told by "unreliable" narrators, and narratives that experimentation
         with structural devices and time elements.
    D. Employ basic poetic elements introduced in ENGL 4A and ENGL 4B, including sound,
         rhythm, figurative language, the poetic line, rhyme schemes, figures of speech, symbols,
         and line breaks with increasing precision.
    E. Use additional poetic elements, including various traditional, contemporary, and
         experimental poetic forms, metrics, poetic voice and structural motifs/strategies.
    F. Within scenes and acts, employ a full range of dramatic elements and a more focused
         application of the conventions of particular sub-genres.

Topics and Scope
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I. Reading:
   A. Examination of published work in a range of fiction, poetry, and/or creative non-fiction that
         illustrates technical and stylistic elements such as character, setting, plot/conflict, sound,
         rhythm, the poetic line, point of view, tone, structure, dialogue, rhyme schemes, figures
         of speech, symbols, and line breaks.
   B. Examination of published work in a range of fiction, poetry, and/or creative non-fiction that
         illustrates theme and motifs, stories told from multiple points of view, stories told by
         "unreliable" narrators, narratives that experiment with structural devices and time elements,
         and various traditional, contemporary, and experimental poetic forms, metrics, poetic voice
         and structural motifs/strategies.
    C. Examination of published work in dramatic literature and critique of at least three works
         from various time periods.
II. Writing:
    A. Creative writing elements for fiction, poetry, and/or creative non-fiction illustrating
         technical and stylistic elements such as character, setting, plot/conflict, sound, rhythm,
         the poetic line, point of view, tone, structure, dialogue, rhyme schemes, figures of speech,
         symbols, and line breaks.
    B. Creative writing elements and techniques, introducing theme and motifs, stories told from
         multiple points of view, stories told by "unreliable" narrators, narratives that experiment
         with structural devices and time elements, and various traditional, contemporary, and
         experimental poetic forms, metrics, poetic voice, and structural motifs/strategies.
    C. Creative writing elements and techniques including experiment with various traditional,
         contemporary and experimental dramatic forms.
    D. Requirements and possibilities for publication and performance.
III. Peer Response and Workshop:
    A. Advanced techniques for reading peers' work in progress in a workshop setting.
    B. Advanced strategies for providing constructive critical responses to peers' work in a
         workshop setting.
    C. Advanced strategies for evaluating and using peer response to improve one's writing.

Assignments:
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I. Reading:
    A. Read 30 to 50 pages each week of published works in the different genres and/or craft
         manuals.
    B. Select and closely analyze short fiction, poetry, and/or creative non-fiction by four or more
         contemporary writers employing experimental techniques such as stories told from
         multiple points of view, stories told by "unreliable" narrators, or narratives that experiment
         with structural devices and time sequences.
    C. Read Writer's Market or other publications that analyze trends in publishing and/or show
         how to prepare and present manuscripts.
    D. Read three works that illustrate experimental techniques in fiction, poetry, and/or creative
         non-fiction.
    E. Read in several craft books about types of point of view and "unreliable" narration.
    F. Present a 7- to 10-minute oral critique of a work of experimental fiction by a professional
         writer, focusing on experimental elements such as multiple points of view, non-linear
         structure, altered time sequences, or structural devices.
    G. Read a selection of influential dramatic critics.
II. Writing:
    A. Write a minimum of four hours weekly, focusing on maintaining a regular writing
         schedule.
    B. Collect a portfolio of revised work totaling at least 10,000 words of extensively revised and
         edited fiction and/or creative non-fiction, 250 lines of extensively revised and edited
         poetry, or a proportional equivalence of several genres. This work should demonstrate
         advanced writing skills.
    C. Write a 1,000- to 3,000-word short story that experiments with multiple points of view, an
         "unreliable" narrator, structural devices, or time sequences.
    D. Write a sequence of three poems, focusing on the same experience or subject.
    E. Write a Shakespearean sonnet: revise it into a Petrarchan sonnet.
    F. Revise previously written scenes according to the fundamentals of the structure of the play,
         with special attention to audience.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
80 - 90%
10,000-word portfolio; short story; poem sequence; Shakespearean sonnet
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Oral Critique
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance, class participation and discussion in a workshop format


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Primary Texts:
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft. 9th ed. Burroway, Janet and Stuckey-French, Ned and Stuckey-French, Ned. Pearson. 2014
In the Palm of Your Hand: A Poet's Portable Workshop. Kowit, Steve.Tilbury House. 2003 (classic)
Supplemental Texts:
Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft. 4th ed. Burroway, Janet. Pearson. 2014
The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Non-Fiction. 4th ed. Root, Robert and Steinberg, Michael. Longman. 2011 (classic)
Story Matters: Contemporary Short Story Writers Share the Creative Process. Denman, Margaret-Love and Shoup, Barbara. Houghton Mifflin. 2005 (classic)
A Poetry Handbook. Oliver, Mary. Harcourt. 1994 (classic)
Letters to a Young Poet. Rilke, Rainer Maria. W.W. Norton. 1993 (classic)
Poetic Meter and Poetic Form. Fussell, Paul. McGraw-Hill. 1979 (classic)
 
Examples of established writers may include but are not limited to the
following:
Fiction:
Allende, Isabelle
Atwood, Margaret
Barth, John
Butler, Octavia
Diaz, Junot
Eggers, Dave
Gilbert, Elizabeth
Foer, Jonathon Safran
Kafka, Franz
Malamud, Bernard
Munro, Alice
Reed, Ishmael
Tolstoy, Leo
Vonnegut, Kurt
Yamamoto, Hisaye
 
Poetry:
Ashberry, John
Bishop, Elizabeth
Blake, William
Carson, Anne
Espada, Martín
García Lorca, Federico
Hall, Donald
Levertov, Denise
McKay, Claude
Mackey, Nathaniel
Oliver, Mary
Paz, Octavio
Rushdie, Salman
Sandburg, Carl
Shakespeare, William
Stein, Gertrude
Stevens, Wallace
Yeats, William Butler
 
Creative Non-fiction:
Anzaldúa, Gloria
Barry, Dave
Benjamin, Walter
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
McCall, Nathan
Sontag, Susan
Staples, Brent
Woodson, Jacqueline
 
Drama:
Chekhov, Anton
Ibsen, Henrik
Wilde, Oscar
Wilson, August
Instructor prepared materials

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