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Creative Writing Associate of Arts


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The Creative Writing Associate of Arts degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree can be attained in majors related to this field, earning the Associate degree would enable students to develop skill and creativity along with critical judgment of literary forms as they compose their own nonfiction, short stories, novels, poems, and plays in Saddleback’s creative writing courses.  Students earning the Creative Writing Associate of Arts degree may transfer into degree programs such as: Creative Writing, English, English Literature, and English Education.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the professional habits of creative writers: revision, workshopping, and submission for publication
  • Use techniques from more than one genre in order to craft a variety of creative writing pieces
  • Consider the role that current and historical context plays in the creation and interpretation of literary works
  • Read, analyze, interpret, and produce texts in a variety of genres

REQUIRED CORE

Course ID Title Units
ENG 1A  * or Principles of  Composition I 4
ENG 1AH  * Honors Principles of  Composition I 4
ENG 25  * or Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 25H  * Honors Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 3  * Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG 17A  * or Survey of English Literature – Beowulf To Romantic Movement 3
ENG 17B  * Survey of English Lit – Romantic Movement to the Present 3
     
Restricted Electives:  
Area 1: (Select 6 units)  
ENG 4  * Fiction Fundamentals 3
ENG 6  * Introduction to Creative Nonfiction 3
ENG 9  * Introduction to Writing Poetry 3
Area 2: (Select 6 units)  
ENG 15A  * Survey of American Literature – 1620-1860 3
ENG 15B  * Survey of American Literature – 1860 - Contemporary 3
ENG 18  * Shakespeare - The Tragedies 3
ENG 21A  * World Literature – Ancient to 17th Century 3
ENG 21B  * World Literature – 17th Century to Modern Period 3
ENG 22  * or Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENG 22H  * Honors Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENG 24  * Ethnic Voices in Literature - The American Experience 3
ENG 27A  * or Introduction to the Novel 3
ENG 27AH  * Honors Introduction to the Novel 3
ENG 44  * Classical Mythology 3
ENG 52  * The Film as Literature 3
ENG 142  * Children’s Literature 3
ENG 107  * Writing the Fiction and/or Nonfiction Book 3
ENG 160  * Literary Magazine 3

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE MAJOR:

25

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate of Arts Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.
 

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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