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Associate of Arts with an Emphasis in Creative Writing

Award: Associate of Arts
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:
Description:

Minneapolis College’s Creative Writing program offers students access to a vibrant world of creative skills through intensive practice as writers and readers in three literary genres: poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Whether you aspire to become a professional writer or to apply these creative skills to a wide range of jobs in the creative economy, the Minneapolis College Creative Writing program can help you fire up your imagination and make a deeper, more meaningful connection to your education.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 Communications Studies

 Choose any course from the CMST offerings that meets MnTC Goal Area one

 3.00

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 2.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 2.00

 *MnTC Goal Area 4

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 4

 3.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 1.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 *MnTC Goal Area 5

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 5

 3.00

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 English Literature (ENLT) Course

 Take any English Literature (ENLT) course

 3.00

 English Electives: Students must take three of the English writing courses to complete the degree. (Recommended: students take at least one of these courses in semester 2, 3 and 4)

 ENCW 2212

 Or

 ENCW 2213

 Or

 ENCW 2214

 Or

 ENCW 2215

 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing

 Or

 Introduction to Creative Writing

 Or

 Introduction to Writing Poetry

 Or

 Introduction to Writing Fiction

 3.00

 *MnTC Goal Areas 3 & 10

 Choose any course that meets both MnTC Goal Areas 3 & 10

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 *MnTC Goal Area 3

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 3 with Lab 

 4.00

 English Electives: Students must take three of the English writing courses to complete degree. (Recommended: students take at least one of these courses in semester 2, 3 and 4)

 ENCW 2213

 Or

 ENCW 2212

 Or

 ENCW 2214

 Or

 ENCW 2215

 Introduction to Creative Writing

 Or

 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing

 Or

 Introduction to Writing Poetry

 Or

 Introduction to Writing Fiction

 3.00

 ENLT Literature Elective

 Take any English Literature (ENLT) course

 3.00

 **MnTC Goal Area 5

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 5 

 3.00

 **WGSS 1101

 Introduction to Women’s, Gender and Sexualtiy Studies (recommended for emphasis or choose any course that meets both MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 9)

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 *MnTC Goal Areas 6 and 8

 Choose any course that meets both MnTC Goal Areas 6 and 8

 3.00

 *MnTC Goal Area 6

 Choose any course that meets MnTC Goal Area 6 

 3.00

 English Electives: Students must take three of the English writing courses to complete the degree. (Recommended: students take at least one of these courses in semester 2, 3 and 4)

 ENCW 2213

 Or

 ENCW 2212

 Or

 ENCW 2214

 Or

 ENCW 2215

 Introduction to Creative Writing

 Or

 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing

 Or

 Introduction to Writing Poetry

 Or

 Introduction to Writing Fiction

 3.00

 English Literature (ENLT)   Elective

 Take any English Literature (ENLT)

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose courses from any of the MnTC Goal Areas to bring credit total to 60.  

 2.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00

Students need to complete the entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as well as elective credits to reach 60 credits for the A.A. with an Emphasis in Creative Writing. One course may meet more than one MnTC Goal Area, however, credits can only be counted once.

* MnTC Goal Area 3: Students must complete a minimum of two courses in two different disciplines, one course must have a traditional lab and the other course must have a traditional lab-or-lab-like experience from MnTC Goal Area 3.

**To complete the A.A. with an Emphasis in Creative Writing, students must complete at least two courses from two different disciplines in MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 6. ENLT and ENCW are considered one discipline for the purposes of goal six.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.