PLE Document Writing

Winter 2014 quarter

Taught by

creative writing, sustainability, public policy


Successful completion of Writing from Life course and application to the PLE program

This course supports the Prior Learning from Experience (PLE) program through which select adults have the unique opportunity to demonstrate college equivalent learning and knowledge stemming from significant professional and cultural experiences.  In this rigorous program, students develop an extensive written document made up of a several essays that document and demonstrate college level learning.  Through expository writing and research, as well as appendices of prior work, the document analyzes both experience and modes of learning.  Students earn credit through a combination of coursework and professional faculty evaluation of the completed document for academic equivalency. Students may take the class for up to a year as they write their document, selecting four, six, or eight credits each quarter up to a cumulative total of 16 credits. Students have extensive opportunities to work with one another in collaborative editing and construction of portfolios. Students completing a PLE Document generally describe their experience as "transformative," helping them to understand the college level equivalence of their professional and life experience, as well as better preparing them for future academic and professional work.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: 6-10p Tue


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Registration Information

Credits: 4, 6, 8 (Winter)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 30


Signature Required

Faculty signature. 

Course Reference Numbers

(4 credits): 20088
(6 credits): 20089
(8 credits): 20090

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