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Creative Writing - Arts and Sciences Transfer (A.A.)


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Official Title of Major: Arts and Sciences Transfer - Creative Writing, A.A. 

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A. 

Code: AA.ARTS-SCI.CREAT-W

Total Credit Hours: 60 

About the Creative Writing Program

Purpose: Designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop as readers and writers. Prepares students for advanced study in creative writing. Students completing this degree will have developed a portfolio of original work (fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction) for submission to baccalaureate level (BA and/or BFA) writing programs as well as reputable journals. The comprehensive core of general education courses and specialized courses in creative writing will also prepare students for transfer to programs in related disciplines.

Honors Program Courses


If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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Arts and Sciences Transfer Program Core Course Requirements


The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of General Education Requirements listed below: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of  the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111  or HIS 112  or HIS 211  or HIS 212 ).

General Education Requirements: 34 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 7 credits


At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits


Students must choose one Mathematics course from the following:

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Additional General Education Requirements: 6 credits


Area of Concentration: 26 credits


Electives: 6 credits


Students should check the requirements of their transfer school before selecting elective courses. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Diversity Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

The following Sophomore Literature courses satisfy the diversity requirement:
ENG 225 - African American Literature  
ENG 226 - Ethnic American Literature  

ENG 228 - Literature in English by Women  

See Diversity Courses  for a complete list of approved courses.

Technology Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Wellness Requirement


Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate complex ideas and information through writing, speaking, presenting, and using technology.
  2. Locate, organize, and analyze information from multiple sources in order to develop informed, reasoned, and substantiated arguments.
  3. Explain the value of tradition, innovation, and creativity in the writing process.
  4. Apply mathematical skills, critical analysis, and logical thinking to solve problems and interpret quantitative information.
  5. Apply an awareness of social diversity and the ways in which cultural values are historically and socially situated.
  6. Use a wide range of writing techniques and considerations leading to intellectual and personal development appropriately in short narrative and poetic forms.
  7. Synthesize universal and individual experience into narrative and poetic form, which develop social and cultural awareness and an understanding of a wide range of human experience.
  8. Express emotional content in concrete language.
  9. Use and transcend models of narrative and poetic forms in a way that demonstrates imagination and originality.
  10. Apply critical thinking, a conscious process and a disciplined approach to producing creative written work, including research, self-evaluation of one’s own work and habits, and working cooperatively by giving and receiving feedback.
  11. Engage with the landscape of established and contemporary literature through reading and creatively responding to literary forms and participate in the cultural community of creative writing.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.


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