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AA Fine Arts in Creative Writing



The curriculum for Creative Writing majors is designed to broaden students' intellectual backgrounds, encourage analytical abilities, and offer substantial exposure to cultural heritage. English courses outside the Creative Writing major provide additional practice in the careful reading, writing and understanding of creative texts.

Students begin the program by taking English 200: Introduction to Creative Writing, which is a required prerequisite or co-requisite for the workshop courses. In order to achieve a professional level and produce a sizable body of work, Creative Writing majors are required to take at least three workshop classes.

General Education Requirements: 31-37 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found on pages 249-254 of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

ENGLISH . . . . 3-6

ENG 111 and ENG 112 Composition and Introduction to Literature 1, 2

OR         

ENG 115 and ENG 116 Composition and Introduction to Literature for Non-native Speakers 1, 2

OR         

ENG 121 Composition and Literature

  Successful completion of ENG 121 fully satisfies the college      

  English composition general education requirements.

ARTS and HUMANITIES . . . . 6

Must select two different disciplines.

BIOLOGICAL and PHYSICAL SCIENCES . . . .7-8

At least one lab science required.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY . . . . 3-4

Students who have otherwise demonstrated competence in computing and information technology must select a general education mathematics course, a general education computer technology course or a general education interdisciplinary course.

HEALTH/FITNESS/WELLNESS . . . . .3

MATHEMATICS . . . . 3-4

SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES . . . .6

Must select two different disciplines.

Program Requirements: 23-29 Credits

ENG 200  Introduction to Creative Writing . . . 3

ENG 205  Creative Writing Portfolio Development. . . . . 1

Students should check the requirements of their transfer school before selecting the courses listed below.

Must take a minimum of 10 credits from the following:

ENG 201 Creative Writing: Beginning Fiction Workshop . . . . . .3

ENG 202 Creative Writing: Beginning Poetry Workshop. . . . . ...3

ENG 203 Creative Writing: Writing for Stage and Screen Workshop . . . .3

ENG 204  Creative Writing: Beginning Creative Nonfiction Workshop . . . 3

ENG 275, ENG 276, ENG 277 Literary Publishing Practicum.... 1-3

Must take a minimum of 9 credits from the following

ENG 211 World Literature 1  . . . .3

ENG 212 World Literature 2   . . . . 3

ENG 213 British Literature 1….3

ENG 214 British Literature 2…3

ENG 215 Early American Literature: Colonial to 1865.   . . . 3

ENG 216 American Literature, 1865-1945: Realism to Modernism . . . .3

ENG 217 Contemporary American Literature: 1945-Present….3

ENG 220 The Bible as Literature . . . . 3

ENG 221 Introduction to Shakespeare . . . .3

ENG 222 The American Novel. . . . . 3

ENG 223 The British Novel . . . .3

ENG 224 Modern American Poetry . . . .3

ENG 226 Ethnic American Literature. . . .3

ENG 227 Literary Nonfiction . . . .3

ENG 228 Literature in English by Women . . . .3

ENG 235 Modern Drama . . . . 3

Electives (consult with an advisor) . . . .1-7

No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives
Additional Requirements

Computer Competency Requirement

See page 265 for a list of approved courses. Students may satisfy the computer competency requirement simultaneously with their computer technology general education requirement.

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as  they satisfy the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, biological and physical science, health/fitness/wellness general education requirements or elective requirements.