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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)
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
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 115 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)
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.
   Students are encouraged to take a SUNY G-FOL course. 

3. SUNY GER Natural Sciences.

4. Students who do not opt to take a SUNY G-FOL course must take a History course with one of the following attributes:
    - 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 116 Play and Screen Writing
    - ENG 117 Fiction Writing
    - ENG 118 Poetry Writing
    - ENG 120 Creative Nonfiction Writing.

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