Writing & Literature

Summer Session 2016

Summer Session 2016 information will be posted in February 2016. Continuing CCA student registration for on-campus summer courses will begin March 7; registration for nondegree students will begin on March 28.

Summer Session 2015

Writing 1: Language Dynamics

Instructor: Marianne Rogoff
OAK/ WRLIT-100 / 15 sessions
Prerequisites: none
July 27–August 14, Mon.-Fri., 1-4 p.m.

Writing 1 is an introduction to college-level writing, reading, and discussion. Initial writing assignments will involve students with language as a personally expressive, creative, and imaginative medium. Later assignments will bring this expressiveness to bear on practical writing tasks typical of college-level work: research, analysis, argument, etc. Readings are designed to stimulate discussion and present models for the students' own writing. Although writing and reading are the main emphases, attention will also be given to informal discussion and oral presentation.

Students are required to read Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deveare Smith prior to July 27 and should be prepared to discuss the book on the first day of class. (3 credits)

This course satisfies Writing 1.

Related Course:

Writing for Artists, Architects, & Designers

Instructor: Marianne Rogoff
SF / LITPA-320/ 15 sessions
Prerequisite: Writing 2, Foundations in Critical Studies, Intro to the Modern Arts
July 6-August 10 (no class 7/27), Mon./Wed./Thurs., 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Be prepared to speak and write about yourself and your work. Examine common vocabulary from art, architecture, and design, and analyze where definitions overlap and differ. Study books and periodicals from scholarly, commercial, and popular realms as models for practicing various modes of professional and creative writing: practice the vocabulary of critique, details of description, language of symbols, appropriate tone. Develop individual voice, style, and stance measured against traditional forms. Course culminates with portfolio presentations where you present your work and speak about your aesthetics, influences, skills, and purposes. (3 credits)

This course satisfies a 300-level H&S class or an H&S Elective. Does not satisfy the LITPA-200 / WRLIT-304 requirement.