2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Dec 11, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing, AA [ENGCW-AA, 61 Total Credits]


The AA degree with a Creative Writing emphasis focuses on the writing of fiction or poetry. As knowledge of the genres and traditions of literature is central to the development of a writer or poet, courses that include the study of the elements of fiction and poetry are integrated into the program.


Click the link to view the different maps for degree completion and transfer: Academic Maps: AA Creative Writing  

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and use of the forms and component elements of the genre (fiction or poetry).

  2. Identify purpose and audience within the context of fiction or poetry.

  3. Understand literary elements such as use of character, setting point of view, plot, style, and theme for fiction; metaphor, simile, meter, symbol, allusion, narrative, and theme for poetry.

  4. Complete a portfolio with work that exhibits effective use of language, self-editing, and controlled voice in a given genre.

General Education Requirements (34 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course must be completed before reaching 30 total college level credits.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course must be completed before reaching 30 total college level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)

Natural Science (6-7 Credits)

Social Science (9 Credits)

Nine credits must be from three different disciplines.

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Special Program Requirements (27 Credits)

Core Requirements (15 Credits)

Choose one group (6 Credits)