Creative Writing

ENGL V10 - CREATIVE WRITING - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Various literary forms (short story, poetry, essay, and drama among others) are examined in the course. The form of the genre is examined from a critical standpoint, and the requirements of each genre are discussed. Students produce original works and are given assistance in improving their writing.

Transfer credit: CSU; UC. CAN ENGL 6.

ENGL V11A - Intermediate Creative Writing I - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V10

A continuation of the study of the literary forms - short story, poetry, and drama - with practice in writing original works, and with special emphasis on criticism of students' works by instructor and students.

Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

ENGL V11B - Intermediate Creative Writing II - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V11A

This is a course for students who wish to improve their skills as poets, authors of fiction and as nonfiction writers.

Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

ENGL V12 - Introduction to Media Writing - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V02 or ENGL V03A or Placement into ENGL V01A

Basic introductory course in writing for the film and electronic media. Emphasis on preparing scripts in proper formats, including fundamental technical, conceptual and stylistic issues related to writing fiction and non-fiction scripts for informational and entertainment purposes in film and electronic media. Includes a writing evaluation component as a significant part of the course requirement.

Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

ENGL V15 - Introduction to Poetry - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

A study of poetry with emphasis on critical reading, analysis, and interpretation. The student will learn the different forms and elements of poetry. The students will write papers critically analyzing poetry.

Transfer credit: CSU; UC. CAN ENGL 20.

ENGL V16 - Introduction to Fiction - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Analysis and interpretation of representative short stories and novels. Emphasis on structure, style, character, setting, and tone.

Transfer credit: CSU; UC. CAN ENGL 18.

ENGL V23 - Introduction to Dramatic Literature - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

This course is a beginning study of dramatic theory. Plays from various time periods will be studied and analyzed as literary works in the historical context, traced through their production history, considered for their relevance and importance for today’s artists and audiences, and analyzed for their production possibilities. The course will emphasize critical reading, analysis, and interpretation.

Same as THA V23. Transfer credit: CSU; UC; credit limitations - see counselor. CAN ENGL 22.