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Creative Writing

PCC's Creative Writing Program offers a series of classes in various literary genres including short fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction for the purpose of providing groundwork for students who will pursue creative writing as an area of further scholarship, a professional career, and/or an activity of personal creative development.  

The courses allow students the opportunity to pursue creative literary expression in these genres and introduce students to the professional world of publication.  Individual experimentation in literary expression is encouraged as is critical analysis of contemporary and traditional professional and student work.  

Inscape, PCC's literary magazine, highlights the best work produced by students in Creative Writing courses.

 

Course Number Prerequisite Course Title Units
English 5A Eligibility for Engl 1B

Creative Writing: 

Creative literary expression; short story, poetry and essay.  Individual experimentation with various forms; students evaluate their work and work of classmates in light of contemporary writings.

Transfer Credit:  CSU; UC

3
English 5B English 5A, 6, 7 or 8

Creative Writing:

Creative literary expression; short story, poetry, dramatice form and essay.  The focus is on in-depth criticism of student work and professional writers.

Transfer Credit:  CSU; UC

3
English 6 Eligibility for Engl 1B

Short Story Writing:

Theory and practice in writing the short story.  Maximum credit 9 units, 3 units each semester.

Transfer Credit:  CSU; UC

3
English 7 Engl 1A

Inscape Magazine Publication:

Critical review and selection of creative material; design and layout of a literary magazine.  Maximum credit 6 units, 3 each semester.

Transfer Credit:  CSU; UC

3
English 8 Eligibility for Engl 1A

Writing Poetry:

Writing of Poetry in all forms.  Reading of traditional and current work.  Maximum credit 6 units, 3 each semester.

 

Transfer Credit:  CSU; UC

3
English 9 Engl 1A

Creative Nonfiction:

Writing and analysis of creative nonfiction such as memoirs, reviews, profiles, and nature writing.  Maximum credit 6 units, 3 each semester.

Transfer Credit:  CSU; UC

3