Creative Writing

Program Information

Degree Type: AA
Program Code: CWAA
Hegis Code: 5615.00
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The Creative Writing AA degree promotes the growth of the student writer a with a concentration of literature and writing courses and fosters the development of the writer's mind with study in other disciplines as well. It prepares the student for transfer to a BA or BFA program with a competitive portfolio and an excellent foundation in writing and the liberal arts. Recommended high school preparation: Four years of English, three years of social studies, two years of science and two years of mathematics, preferably college preparatory mathematics..

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3

Introduction to College Writing

ENG101
3

SUNY GEN ED Basic Communication

 

ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110;

ENG108 Writing in and about Literature or ENG109 Elements of Creative Writing recommended

3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics  
4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science lab science  
3 Mathematics or Science   
2 Health and Wellness

Any PED activity courses, AVS101, AVS102, BIO115, HED103, HED104, HED108, NTR101, NTR111, PED105, PED106, PED206, or PED211

(Note: PED 210 and PED 212 do not fulfill this requirement)

3 SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization  
3 SUNY GEN ED American History
6

SUNY GEN ED Social Science

 
3

SUNY GEN ED The Arts, SUNY GEN ED Foreign Language or SUNY GEN ED Humanities (Other than English)

 
3

ANY Humanities (Other than English)

Choose from:

ARH,  ART, ASL, HUM, MUS, PHI, SPH, THR or Foreign Language

2 Visiting Writer's Symposium ENG180
6

English Literature Elective

ENG201, ENG202, ENG203, ENG204, ENG205, ENG206, ENG207, ENG209, ENG210, ENG211, ENG217, ENG218, ENG219, ENG220, ENG226, ENG237, ENG249, ENG250, ENG251  (Prereq Required)

6 Creative Writing Elective ENG214 (Prereq Required), ENG215 (Prereq Required), ENG216 (Prereq Required), ENG233 (Prereq Required), ENG278 (Prereq Required) or THR210
3 Portfolio Development: Creative Writing or Literary Magazine Production ENG280 (Prereq Required) or ENG261 (Prereq Required - Spring only)
6 Liberal Arts and Sciences  
4 Electives ENG180 Visiting Writers Symposium, ENG261 The Literary Magazine,  ENG263 Training for Writing Tutors  or ENG278 (Prereq Required) recommended
64 Minimum credits required for graduation  

 

Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics
3 SUNY GEN ED Social Science
3 SUNY GEN ED Ed The Arts, SUNY GEN ED Foreign Language or SUNY GEN ED Humanities (Other than English)
1 ENG180
1 Health and Wellness
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110 (Eng108 or Eng109 recommended)
1 ENG180
3 Humanities (Other than English) - See Note 1
3 SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization
4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science lab science
3 ENG201-207, ENG209-211, ENG217-220, ENG226, ENG 237, ENG249-251
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 ENG201-207, ENG209-211, ENG217-220, ENG226, ENG 237, ENG249-251
3 ENG214, ENG215, ENG216, ENG233 or THR210
3 SUNY GEN ED American History
3 Mathematics or Science
3 Liberal Arts and Sciences
1 Elective (ENG180 recommended)
Fourth Semester
3 ENG214, ENG215, ENG216, ENG233 or THR210
3 ENG 261 or ENG280
3 SUNY GEN ED Social Science
1 Health and Wellness
3 Liberal Arts and Sciences
3 Electives (See Note 2)

NOTES:

1. Humanities electives include courses from ARH, ART, ASL, HUM, MUS, PHI, SPH, THR and Foreign Languages.

2. Recommended electives are ENG180, ENG261, ENG263, or ENG278.

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