Time: Meets Online Only
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English 71 is a 3-unit lower-division course designed and administered by the Department of English & Comparative Literature at San Jose State University to fulfill Core General Education requirements in the C2 Letters area of Humanities & the Arts. The course will be offered online through eCampus.
The course will involve both the reading and production of poetry, creative nonfiction, and short fiction. Class members will read and discuss published works—contemporary and historical—of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. Your main task will be to write original works of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction in response to works by published authors that you will use as models. New reading, writing, and revising tasks will be assigned on a weekly basis. After January 26, you will receive access to the Desire2Lerarn learning management system, the virtual classroom where the course takes place. You will also receive access to the course syllabus, course user’s manual semester calendar, and the weekly class activities folders. You will also be able to send and receive class-related emails from me, other students, and the teaching interns through the Desire2Learn system.
The course will be taught using a combination of online small writing groups (organized as learning communities) and online writing workshops. In the discussion, published works of creative writing will be closely read and analyzed. In the writing workshops, creative work by class members will be analyzed and critiqued for revision by the full class. Students are required to participate in all workshops dedicated to the discussion of class members’ writing.
Cahill, Tim. Hold the Enlightenment.
Gwynn, R.S. Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (7th edition).
Lamott, Anne. Bird By Bird.
Schaefer, Candace, and Rick Diamond. The Creative Writing Guide.
Wolff, Tobias (ed.). The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories.