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Creative Writing (A.A.)

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Creative Writing (A.A.)  The A. A. in Creative Writing provides students with knowledge and skills that will prepare them for a career in writing.  The curriculum is also appropriate for students continuing onto a four-year institution where they may complete a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Creative Writing. 

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Creative Writing
A.A. Program
Hegis Code: 5615

Total Credits: 64

First Semester Credits
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I (1)
3
General Elective 3
Humanities Elective (2) 3
Laboratory Science Elective (3) 4
Social Science Elective (4) 3
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Second Semester Credits
Communication Arts Elective (5) 3
ENG 102 Composition II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
3
Humanities Elective (6) 3
Mathematics Elective (7) 3
PED Physical Education Activity Course(s) 1
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Third Semester Credits
ENG 313 Creative Writing 3
History Social Science 3
Mathematics or Computer Science Elective 3
Non-Laboratory Science Elective 3
PED Physical Education Activity Course(s) 1
Social Science Elective (8) 3
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
Creative Writing Elective(s) (9)
6
Culture and Diversity Electives (10) 6
English Literature Elective 3
General Elective 1
Total Semester Credits 16

1. Depending on placement.

2. Department other than English.

3. SUNY GER Natural Sciences.

4. SUNY GER Western Civilization, or
    SUNY GER Other World Civilization, or
    SUNY GER American History.

5. SUNY GER Basic Communication.

6. Department other than English;
    SUNY GER Humanities.
    Students can have no more than one course in COM.

7. SUNY GER Mathematics.

8. SUNY GER Social Sciences.

9. Two courses from the following:
    - ENG 316 Play and Screen Writing
    - ENG 317 Fiction Writing
    - ENG 318 Poetry Writing.

10. Two courses from two of the following subcategories:
    - Western Heritage
    - Global Awareness and Non-Western Culture
    - Pluralism and Diversity.