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    Apr 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
    
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition [ARCHIVED]

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Writing

  
  • WR 10 INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in a transferable English composition course
    This course introduces students to the fundamental conventions of poetry and fiction, both as readers and as writers. Students write original poems and short fiction and critically evaluate writing in a workshop atmosphere. C-ID: ENGL 200 NR
  
  • WR 11 WRITING SHORT FICTION

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in a transferable English composition course
    Writing 11 is designed for student writers of short fictional narratives. Students will study the fundamentals of short fiction, write original fiction and evaluate the work of other student writers in a workshop setting. NR
  
  • WR 13 WRITING POETRY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in a transferable English composition course
    Writing 13 provides instruction in the craft of writing poetry for both the beginning and the experienced writer. The course is organized and taught in the form of a traditional writer’s workshop, a directed forum in which students read, discuss, and critique the poems they have written in response to weekly assignments. Students study modern and contemporary poems for evidence of poetic techniques put into practice. Students are thus directed to read closely, to write consciously, and to recognize a well-written poem. NR
  
  • WR 14 INTERMEDIATE POETRY WRITING

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in a transferable English composition course
    Recommended Preparation: WR 13  
    Writing 14 provides instruction in the craft of writing poetry for writers with some experience. The course is organized around lecture and workshop, a directed forum in which students read, discuss, and critique their poems and the poems of others. Intermediate students help direct the investigation and conversations about poetic craft techniques through study of already published poems, and further develop their abilities to recognize and produce well-crafted, publishable poems. NR
  
  • WR 15 INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING FOR FILM/TV

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in a transferable English composition course
    This course introduces students to fundamental dramatic conventions and formats of screenwriting for film and television. Students will identify, evaluate, and employ fundamental dramatic conventions such as structure, character development, dialogue, and setting as they analyze works of philosophical, historical, literary, aesthetic, and cultural importance, such as produced screenplays, and write their own original work. NR
  
  • WR 16 WRITING CREATIVE NONFICTION

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in a transferable English composition course
    Writing 16 introduces students to creative writing nonfiction and provides instruction in writing various forms of the genre through extensive studying, modeling, discussing, and critiquing of representative texts composed by professionals, including but not limited to the memoir, essay, literary journalism, and audio storytelling. Through guided exercises, assignments, and workshops, students will compose, share, and revise original works of creative nonfiction. Course emphasis on form of creative nonfiction may vary depending upon instructor’s expertise. NR
  
  • WR 17 INTERMEDIATE SCREENWRITING

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in a transferable English composition course
    WR 17 provides instruction in the craft and business of screenwriting for film and television for writers with some experience. Intermediate students help direct conversations about dramatic conventions such as structure, character development, dialogue, conflict, and setting as they continue to analyze works of philosophical, historical, literary, aesthetic, and cultural importance, such as produced screenplays to further develop their abilities to analyze produced screenplays and write their own original work. NR
  
  • WR 181 WRITING CONFERENCE

    0.25 Unit - 1.5 hours learning center
    Transfers: CSU
    Corequisite: WR 1  or WR 1H  
    This open-entry/open-exit, pass/no-pass course offers one-on-one conference instruction with English instructors for students in WR 1 or WR 1H. Students must complete 12 hours in the Writing Center during the semester in order to receive credit. R-E-3
  
  • WR 182 WRITING CONFERENCE

    0.25 Unit - 1.5 hours learning center 1.5 hours learning center
    Transfers: CSU
    Corequisite: WR 2  or WR 2H  
    This open-entry/open-exit, pass/no-pass course offers one-on-one conference instruction with English instructors for students in Writing 2. Students must complete 12 hours in the Writing Center during the semester in order to receive credit. R-E-3
  
  • WR 201 INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Prerequisite: WR 301  
    Corequisite: WR 280  
    This is an introductory course in the basic conventions and expectations of college essay writing. Students write essays in response to assigned readings from a range of college-level texts. The course covers how to state and support a thesis, develop unified and coherent supporting paragraphs, organize an essay, and write clear and effective sentences. The course also introduces students to critical reading, reasoning, and writing. NR
  
  • WR 280 WRITING CONFERENCE

    0.5 Unit - 1.5 hours learning center 1.5 hours learning center
    Corequisite: WR 201  
    This pass/no-pass corequisite course offers one-on-one conference instruction with English instructors for students enrolled in WR 201. Students must spend at least 24 hours in the Writing Center during the semester and participate in no less than four conferences in order to receive credit. R-E-3
  
  • WR 301 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC WRITING

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Corequisite: WR 380  
    This is an introductory course designed to develop skills in the basic conventions of writing. Students employ a text-based, process-centered approach to writing to a variety of audiences and for a variety of purposes: to observe, to integrate, to communicate, and to convince. The course emphasizes paragraph unity, coherence, cohesion, and development, building towards writing a focused, organized, developed essay. The course further covers how to explore, evaluate, organize, and state and support ideas taking into consideration the writer’s audience and purpose. NR
  
  • WR 302 COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS AND SUPPORT

    2 Units - 2 hours lecture
    Corequisite: WR 1  and WR 382  
    WR 302 is a supplemental writing course taught in conjunction with WR 1. WR 302 provides instruction in the basic conventions of college essay writing to supplement the concurrent WR 1 course. In WR 302, students receive additional support for topics covered in WR 1. Successful completion of WR 302 and WR 1 allows the student to enroll in WR 2. NR
  
  • WR 375 WRITING CONFERENCE FOR APPLICATION ESSAYS

    0.25 - 1 hour learning center
    This open-entry/open-exit, pass/no-pass course offers one-on-one conference instruction with English instructors for students working on personal statements and applications essays for transfer to 4 year colleges and universities, scholarships, and employment. Students must complete 12 hours in the Writing Center and two formal conferences with an instructor during Center hours to receive credit. R-E-3
  
  • WR 376 WRITING CONFERENCE FOR APPLICATIONS ESSAYS II

    0 Units - 1 hour lab
    In this open-entry/open-exit, pass/no-pass course, students will continue to receive one-on-one conference instruction with English faculty for their personal statements and applications essays for transfer to 4-year colleges and universities, scholarships, and employment. Students must complete 12 hours in the Writing Center and 2 formal conferences with an instructor during Center hours to receive credit. R-E-99
  
  • WR 380 WRITING CONFERENCE

    0.5 Unit - 1.5 hours learning center 1.5 hours learning center
    Corequisite: WR 301  or WR 399  
    This pass/no-pass corequisite course offers one-on-one conference instruction with English instructors for students enrolled in WR 301  or WR 399 . Students must spend at least 24 hours in the Writing Center during the semester and participate in no fewer than four conferences in order to receive credit. R-E-3
  
  • WR 382 WRITING CONFERENCE

    0.5 Unit - 2 hours learning center
    Corequisite: WR 302  
    This pass/no-pass corequisite course offers one-on-one conference instruction with English instructors for students enrolled in WR 302. Students must spend at least 24 hours in the Writing Center during the semester and participate in no fewer than four formal conferences in order to receive credit. R-E-3
  
  • WR 385 WRITING CONFERENCE

    0 Unit - 12 hours learning center
    Corequisite: All course numbers in the IVC catalog included with GS, HIST, HUM, GRNL, LIT, PHIL, WR, ETHN, PS, PSYC, SOC, HD, AJ, ANTH, ECON, AND GEOG prefixes.
    Limitation: WR385 is an intended co-requisite for courses in Humanities and Social Sciences. Students enrolled in WR1 or WR2 are not eligible for WR385 and should enroll in WR181 or WR182.
    This open-entry/open-exit course offers conference instruction with English instructors for students enrolled in specified corequisite courses. R-E-99
  
  • WR 399 ACCELERATED INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING

    5 Units - 5 hours lecture
    Prerequisite: RD 370  
    Corequisite: WR 380  
    This is an accelerated course that combines WR 301  and WR 201  and is designed to develop skills in the basic conventions and expectations of college essay writing. It introduces students to critical reading, writing, and reasoning. Students employ a text-based, process-centered approach to writing essays in response to assigned readings from a variety of college-level texts. This course covers how to state and support a thesis, develop unified and coherent paragraphs as part of an organized essay, and write clear and effective sentences. WR 399 is equivalent to WR 201  and ESL 90  ; credit will be given in one only, not all. Successful completion allows students to enroll in WR 1 .

     

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