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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 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)
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. 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
    • SUNY GER Other World Civilization
    • 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:
  10. Two courses from two of the following subcategories:
    • Western Heritage
    • Global Awareness and Non-Western Culture
    • Pluralism and Diversity