West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

The WVC English Department

Creative Writing Courses

Creative Writing

The goal of the Creative Writing Program is to introduce students to the elements of craft and inspiration that produce multiple kinds of creative writing--fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and drama. The intention of the program is to nurture and cultivate a creative writing community through interdisciplinary verntures with Theater Arts, Women's Studies and music, as well as to host and sponsor public readings.

 

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English 70 Creative Writing

This course provides an introduction to the practice and study of the craft involved in writing fiction and poetry. The course also includes the analysis and critical examination of the works of various professional writers and student writers during class workshops. Recommended preparation: English 1A. Transfer: UC, CSU. Pass/No Pass Option.

English 71 Intermediate Fiction Writing

This course provides instruction in writing fiction at the intermediate level. Students write short stories or several chapters of a novel at a more sophisticated level by more fully developing the elements of fiction in their writing. Students in this course also analyze and critique each others work in the workshop format. This course may be of interest to students with the goal of further improving creative writing skills, or creating a portfolio prior to transferring to a 4-year program in creative writing. Recommended preparation: Eng 70. Transfer: UC, CSU. Pass/No Pass Option.

English 72 Intermediate Poetry Writing

This course provides instruction in writing poetry at the intermediate level. Students write poems at a more sophisticated level by more fully developing the elements of poetry in their writing. Students also analyze and critique each others work in a workshop format. This course may be of interest to students with the goal of further improving their creative writing skills, or creating a portfolio prior to transferring to a 4-year program in creative writing. Recommended preparation: Eng 70. Transfer: UC, CSU. Pass/No Pass Option.

Many of these courses are offered online.

Check the Schedule of Classes and the website titled eLearning.

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