Composition, Creative Writing & Literature
David Finley, Division Chair
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- A.A., Riverside Community College
- B.A., University of California, Riverside
- M.F.A., University of Arizona
- B.A., Louisiana State University
- M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University
- B.A., Arizona State University
- M.F.A., Texas State University
- B.A., M.A., New York University
- B.A, M.A., California State University - San Marcos
- B.A., Appalachian State University
- M.A., Arizona State University
- M.A., Northern Arizona University
- B.A., Rice University
- M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
- B.A., Chapman University
- M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico
- B.A., M.A., Utah State University
- Ph.D., Arizona State University
- M.A., Northern Arizona University
- B.S., M.E., Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
- Ph.D., University of California
- A.A., Spokane Community College
- B.A., M.A., Eastern Washington University
- Ph.D., Grand Canyon University
- B.A., M.A., Iowa State University
- M.A., Arizona State University
- B.A., M.A., Eastern Washington University
- Ed.D., Northern Arizona University
- B.A., CUNY Queens College
- M.Ed., Arizona State University
- B.S., University of Arizona
- M.Ed., Northern Arizona University
- Ph.D., Arizona State University
Critical Reading (CRE)
Develop and apply critical thinking skills through critically reading varied and challenging materials. Includes analysis, evaluation, interpretation, and synthesis through at least two substantial writing and/or speaking tasks. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in [(ENG101 or ENG107) and (RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG100LL or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113)] or a grade of B or better in ALT100 or an appropriate district placement or permission of Instructor.
Creative Writing (CRW)
Introduction to the basic aesthetics and techniques in contemporary creative writing within a variety of genres. Introduction to the analytical concepts and terminology necessary to understand, interpret, and enact contemporary creative writing. Facilitation of writing practices and evaluation. Introduction to literature's role in society. Prerequisites: None.
Prewriting (invention and discovery); writing; analyzing and evaluating (in workshop); and revising to practice manipulating various elements of poetry, critique one's own and the poetry of others, and produce a portfolio of finished, marketable poems. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended but not required.
Practice in writing fiction through a process of prewriting (invention and discovery), writing, analysis and evaluation (in workshop), and revision; practice in manipulating various elements and forms of fiction. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended but not required.
Introduction to elements and techniques of comic book writing in its specific form; teaches terminology and concepts needed for the successful participation in writing workshops; focuses on proposal outline, planning, structure facilitates writing practice (including character study) and evaluation; offers individual suggestions in the student's development in this genre. Prerequisites:None.
Provides an introduction to narrative theory as it relates to video game production. Delivers a variety of video game storylines, narrative theories, and processes for narrative development in video games. Terminology and video game industry standards are covered. Offers discussion of team building and the role of video games in society. Prerequisites: None.
Practice in writing creative nonfiction, including autobiography and biography, the essay, reviews, and humor using a process of invention and discovery, writing, analysis, evaluation, and revision. Combines lecture, discussion, and workshop, leading to the production of marketable quality creative nonfiction. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended but not required.
Overview of screenwriting elements; introduction to screenwriting techniques. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended but not required.
Close analysis and interpretation of selected literary texts designed to strengthen the students' own writing by extending their familiarity with the genre in which they write and their knowledge of selected literary elements. One-on-one meetings between student and instructor. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CRW150 or permission of Instructor.
Close analysis of the creative writing portfolio culminating in selection, revision, editing, and compiling of the student's own literary work in a portfolio. Students meet individually with instructor to choose, prepare, and compile their work. Prerequisites: Acceptance to Creative Writing(CRW) program, completion of nine (9) credit hours of CRW course work, or permission of Program Coordinator. Course Notes: CRW201 may be repeated for a total of two (2) credit hours.
Emphasis on writing a series of original poems; analysis and evaluation of the functions and effects of established works of poetry; concentration on evaluation and revising students' poetry through intensive workshops. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CRW160 or permission of Instructor.
Focus on planning, structuring, and beginning a novel; prewriting, writing, analysis, evaluation, and revision of novel plans and excerpts. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CRW150 or permission of Instructor.
Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. Establishing effective college-level writing strategies through four or more writing projects comprising at least 3,000 words in total. Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or (a grade of C or better in ENG091, or ESL097, or WAC101), or (a grade of B or better in ALT100), or (a grade of C in ALT100 and Corequisites: ENG101LL, or ENG107LL, or WAC101, or ENG100A+), or (a grade of C or better in ESL202 and Corequisites: ENG101LL, or ENG107LL, or WAC101, or ENG100A+).
Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on persuasive, research-based writing and understanding writing as a process. Developing advanced college-level writing strategies through three or more writing projects comprising at least 4,000 words in total. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.
Covers analyzing, planning, organizing, researching, and writing correspondence, reports, and presentations for specific work-related audiences. Includes integrating data and graphics into work-related documents and presentations. Prerequisites: ENG101 with a grade of C, or better, or permission of Instructor.
Emphasis on critical analysis of various genres of literature; includes study of necessary terminology, introduction to methods of literary criticism, and practice in interpretation and evaluation. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG102.
Using writing to explore one's self and the world one lives in; emphasis on journal writing as a source and inspiration for public writing. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
English Humanities (ENH)
Introduction to international literature through various forms of literary expression; e.g., poetry, drama, essay, biography, autobiography, short story, and novel. Provides a global overview of literature with special emphasis on diverse cultural contributions of women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to the foundations and diversity of American culture through a survey of its literature, including minority and women writers. Exploration of various facets of American culture including frontier, regional, rural, and urban life; ethnic, racial, and immigrant experience; and political and social philosophies. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to the works of Mexican-American writers of the Southwest. Samples poetry, fiction, and essays viewed in their relationship to American cultural heritage and to contemporary culture. Prerequisites: None.
In-depth analysis of literary texts by contemporary writers/directors throughout the world, including essayists, journalists, playwrights, novelists, directors, short story writers, and/or poets. Examines perspectives representing a variety of cultures. Critical responses to current issues of worldwide interest examined, including topics as environment, technology, medicine, economics, politics, education, human rights, law and order. Prerequisites: None.
Includes literature written after 1860 in the United States. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to the US ethnic literatures of African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Latinas/os, Native Americans, Mixed Race, and other emerging ethnic groups through various expressions. Examines the interconnections of the various experiences of racialized groups living in the US. Provides ethnic US literature a global context through study of the interconnections with the literatures of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania. Focus on literary production of at least four specific US ethnic groups and relevant international literatures. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENG101 or ENG107.
Includes literature written prior to 1860 in the United States. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
Deals with the myths and legends of civilizations with the greatest influence upon the development of the literature and culture of the English speaking people, and compares those myths with myths from other cultures. Prerequisites: None.
Characteristics of literary and cinematic mediums. Challenges of adapting literature to film. Global examination of historical, religious, socioeconomic, political, and colonial/post colonial themes depicted in Western and non-Western literature and film (e. g., Africa, Asia, and Latin America) outside the United States. Use of narrative in each medium and how it translates various global/international perspectives and cultural assumptions. Specific genres present in literature and film. Cultural metaphors and symbols used in literature and film. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
Strengths and weaknesses of literature and film. Challenges of adapting literature to film. Addressing racial, ethnic, gender, class and religious differences between cultures and mediums. Use of narrative in each medium and how it translates various cultural values and assumptions. Specific genres present in literature and film. Cultural metaphors and symbols used in literature and film. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
Investigates major themes in Southwestern American literature including the Western myth, minority roles in the region's literature, control of nature versus primacy of nature, and growth. Both prose and poetry are examined with an emphasis on contemporary Southwestern writing. Prerequisites: None.
Investigates major themes in literature by women writing in the 19th century including the nature of women's lives in the family, in work situations, and in society. Poetry, prose, essays and drama are examined with an emphasis on common themes. Prerequisites: None.
Explores twentieth century literature (short stories, essays, plays, and poetry) written by women and about women. Focus on themes relevant to women's lives regardless of age, creed, or ethnic background. Prerequisites: None.
Game Studies (GST)
Considers games as artifacts and expressions of our basic consciousness, humanity, and potential. Explores through the lens of world cultures such concepts as values, power relations, gender roles, arts, aesthetics, and desire. Compares games across cultural, temporal, geographic, and linguistic divides, for the purpose of examining and appreciating the experiences, contributions, and values of diverse populations, as conveyed through the global phenomenon of games. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or (RDG100AA and RDG100AB and RDG100AC), or RDG111, or RDG112, or RDG113, or eligibility for ENG101 as indicated by appropriate writing assessment test score.
Study of worldviews in a variety of historical and contemporary world cultures, including analysis of origin and creation myths, artistic expression, spirituality, and the natural environment. Prerequisites: None.
Survey of the history and development of the art of motion pictures, including criticism of aesthetic and technical elements. Prerequisites: None.
Analysis of images of women in films from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Prerequisites: None.
Analysis of Hispanic film as art form and as social commentary. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to essential information about the Holocaust. Provides theological, social and political background to establish contexts of anti-Semitism, especially in 19th and 20th centuries, with particular attention to National Socialist ideologies. Ghetto and camp life, including resistance, are explored. Emphasis is on texts of the Holocaust, including historical documents, participant testimonies, fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry, much of which involves theological and moral debate. Includes analysis of supplementary visual material and some performing arts. Prerequisites: None. CRE101 or equivalent as indicated by appropriate reading placement recommended but not required.
An historical analysis of the interrelationships of art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy from the early civilizations to the Renaissance, including Western and non-Western cultures. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
An historical analysis of the interrelationships of art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy from the Renaissance to modern period, including Western and non-Western cultures. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
Emphasis on reading study strategies for any introductory class in any subject area. Introduction to Learning Management System (LMS), how to successfully read course textbooks and assessments, how to navigate information technology and development of academic vocabulary. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ALT100, or RDG081, or appropriate reading placement or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: Any 100-level course in another content area or permission of Instructor. Course Notes: RDG100 may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) credit hours.
Supplemental instruction for college-level discipline courses. Focus on developing effective reading processes to address a range of literacy needs including reading, writing, digital, numerical, financial and informational literacies. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: Any 100-level course in another content area or permission of Instructor.
Writing Across Curriculum (WAC)
Expressive, expository, and academic writing experiences to develop students' rhetoric and composition foundation. Experience planning and drafting multi-paragraph essays through a writing process with emphasis on essay and paragraph structure and the elements of sentence structure. Participation in writing workshop, group work, reading to support writing tasks, and writing from sources. A minimum of three multi-paragraph essays and a final reflection paper. Prerequisites: None.