Courses
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through the viewing and analyzing of a selection of films. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time.


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In this four-week class, students will learn basic and advanced revision and workshopping techniques for creative writing. Students will apply what they learn in an interactive group setting to help each writer create the best work they can.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Can you use a healthy dose of extra cash? Would you like to generate a steady monthly income working part-time from home (or anywhere else) via computer? This one-of-a-kind workshop shows you how to turn your talent for writing into dollars.


February 16, 2019 to March 16, 2019, SCI 0190
Are you interested in writing and pitching a feature story to a magazine? This course will help you with your writing skills while offering an understanding of what a good magazine piece entails. Learn how to employ powerful writing techniques, create an engaging structure, build a writer's platform and pitch your story.


February 4-5, 2019, HCC 0190
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language. Poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your prose writing game. Bring your favorite writing utensil, paper and/or personal computer. Bring a sack lunch or snack.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, HCC 0230
Are you homeschooling your children but fear teaching them to write? Then this workshop is for you. Homeschooling parents will learn to identify opportunities to incorporate writing into their homeschool curriculum and become stronger and more confident in teaching writing. This elementary aged workshop will focus on using creative writing to strengthen mechanical skills and developing early academic writing skills, providing effective feedback to the writer and motivating a reluctant writer. 


March 4-8, 2019, RDM3 306
Are you homeschooling your children but fear teaching them to write? Then this workshop is for you. Homeschooling parents will learn to identify opportunities to incorporate writing into their homeschool curriculum and become stronger and more confident in teaching writing. For those homeschooling their middle or early high school aged child, this workshop focuses on the importance of high school and college success.


March 2-9, 2019, RDM3 305
How do you get from that initial idea to a revised draft? In this two-part class, we will examine the process of producing creative fiction and nonfiction. We will identify where our ideas come from, how we get them down on paper, how we structure them and fine-tune our prose, and how we assess and evaluate our work. We will engage in writing exercises, and generate new, original work.


March 9-16, 2019, HCC 0230
Comedy, tragedy, comic-tragedy, or tragic-comedy -- it is the emotional aspect of writing that binds us to the story. In this two-part class, explore some classic literary examples, and develop your own writing skills through discussion and exercises as you learn to infuse your work with emotion. Class will examine the roles of mood, tone, character, motivation, desire, and passion.


February 9-16, 2019, HCC 0230
With its publishing thirty years ago, Natalie Goldberg's book Writing Down the Bones© cracked open how the craft of writing was taught in our country. Its message - that writing is available to everyone, not only a special chosen few - has inspired millions to put pen to paper. Each week the class will study this classic text together, then apply the wisdom we glean to timed writing sessions.



January 9, 2019 to February 13, 2019, HCC 0230