Maricopa Community Colleges  CRW155   19976-99999 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 04/22/97
CRW155 19976-99999 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Bilingual Creative Writing
Introduction to bilingual creative writing. Examines the elements of writing bilingual literature, including authorial voice and aesthetic, and the role of culture, ethnicity, and dialect. Writing, analysis, evaluation, and revision of creative writing generated from a bilingual/bicultural perspective. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
CRW155   19976-99999 Bilingual Creative Writing
1. Analyze and evaluate elements of bilingual creative writing by both established authors and fellow students. (I, III, V)
2. Describe and evaluate the effects that combining English with another language can have on the audience . (I, III, IV, V)
3. Analyze and evaluate the works of writers who use linguistic improvisation to reflect the languages of their cultural background. (I, III, IV, V)
4. Incorporate dialect in one's own bilingual creative writing. (II, III)
5. Use several techniques of invention and discovery to produce bilingual writing. (II)
6. Analyze and evaluate the dynamic nature of language as related to bilingual literary works. (III)
7. Explain and evaluate the role of dialect in bilingual literary works. (III)
8. Describe, analyze, and evaluate the effects of authorial voice in bilingual creative works. (III, IV, V)
9. Describe and evaluate the historical, social, and psychological forces at work in the production of bilingual literary works. (III, IV, V)
10. Analyze and evaluate the lexic, semantic, and syntactic features of bilingual creative writing. (III, IV, V)
11. Revise one's own bilingual work using a variety of rewriting methods and create a portfolio of work that incorporates techniques studied in class and demonstrates the application of extensive revision. (VI)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
CRW155   19976-99999 Bilingual Creative Writing
    I. Elements of Bilingual Creative Writing
        A. Overview of genres
          1. Poems
          2. Plays
          3. Short stories
          4. Novels
        B. Reader-writer relationship
        C. Analysis and evaluation of selected texts
      II. Invention and Discovery
          A. Techniques
            1. Freewriting
            2. Writer's notebook
            3. Journal
            4. Models
          B. Sources
            1. Memory
            2. Dreams
            3. Reading
        III. Writing Bilingual Literature
            A. Language
              1. Concrete
              2. Figurative
              3. Freshness
            B. Dialect C. Authorial voice and perspective
              1. Cultural/historical context
              2. Social/psychological context
              3. Semantic, lexic, and syntactic features
          IV. Workshop Preparation
              A. Explication
              B. Interpretation
              C. Questions and comments
            V. Workshop Techniques
                A. Reading aloud
                B. Analyzing and evaluating
                C. Constructive commentary
              VI. Revision Techniques
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