Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Writing for Literature
45 hours (15 weeks).
September 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze how poems, short stories, essays, and memoirs are constructed; appraise how writers shape narrative; explore how writing helps people know themselves and the world more deeply; distinguish sentimental writing from mature, engaged, and complex writing; discriminate propaganda from genuine and truthful reporting; examine writing as an agent of change in oneself and the world; apply journal writing as a tool for sustained self-exploration and self-understanding; write poetry, memoirs, essays, and short stories; and rewrite and revise to improve grammar, syntax, and word usage to convey meaning.
Instruction is offered via classroom lectures and discussions through which the assigned readings, essays, short stories, poetry, and memoir are analyzed and evaluated. Students make daily and weekly entries in a personal journal, which is added to a portfolio, along with their other writing assignments. Writing for Literature introduces literary and discursive texts. It explores the world of personal experience and socio-political events and the relationship between the two. Prerequisite: College Writing I.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English, Communications or Writing (9/17).