2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing, AA [ENGCW-AA, 60 Total Credits]


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 (32 Credits)

Natural Science (7 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Social Science (3 Credits)

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4 Credits)

Recommended: PSC 101

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 (28 Credits)

Core Requirements (12 Credits)

Please note: The ENG 296 class is only 1 credit leaving this section of the degree at 10 credits, however 12 credits are required to complete this section.  Students should complete an additional Core Electives Course (either ENG 243, ENG 261, or ENG 275) so that enough credits are earned to satisfy the total credits of this degree.

World Language Requirement (4 Credits)

  • World Languages 111 or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)