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english 71 syllabus-3 - Introduction to Creative Writing...

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Introduction to Creative Writing English 71, Section 3 – Spring 2010 Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it. —Ernest Hemingway Instructor: Professor Cathleen Miller Phone: 408/924-4441 Office: FO 125 Mailbox: FO 124 E-mail: [email protected] Office hours: Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and by appointment FURLOUGH INFORMATION You will notice on the schedule a few days are marked "FURLOUGH." Here is the reason: since 2003 the California State University System, of which San José State is a member, has lost over ONE BILLION DOLLARS in funding. System-wide the budget for this year was cut $584 million dollars, with $40 million dollars of that falling to SJSU. What does all this mean to you? You have seen your tuition increased as a result, at the same time classes you may have needed were cut. University administration has reduced their hours and will not be able to offer many services in a timely manner. Lecturers on campus have lost their jobs. The remaining faculty has agreed to a 9.23% pay cut to help the budget shortfall, and as part of this agreement, the faculty union mandated that we must receive a proportional decrease in workload, hence the furloughed days of the semester we will not meet. What this all adds up to is a crisis which will only worsen with time if we do not pressure our state legislature to properly fund education. I encourage you to step up and get involved in your higher education, your future, and the future of California. Contact your state legislators and tell them what you think. Contact our Governor. Attend the rallies and events that will occur on campus this semester. Support Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico’s bill AB656 to help fund state universities and community colleges with a tax on oil companies. By taking action, we can make change! CONTACT INFORMATION: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger State Capitol Building Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: 916-445-2841
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COURSE DESCRIPTION Introduction to Creative Writing (English 71) is a 3-unit lower-division course de- signed, adopted, implemented, and administered by the Department of English & Comparative Literature at San José State University in accordance with the Uni- versity’s General Education Program Guidelines to fulfill Core General Education re- quirements in the Letters area of Humanities & the Arts. In this course, we will read, discuss and write creative nonfiction, short fiction and poetry. The course will be taught using a combination of discussion and writing workshops. In the discussion, contemporary published works will be closely read and analyzed. In the writing workshops, creative work by class members will be analyzed and critiqued for revision. REQUIRED TEXTS
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