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Associate of Arts in Creative Writing

Lead Faculty: Ms. Amina Cain

The AA with Major in Creative Writing is designed to help students develop their interests and talents as creative writers and to give them the skills to continue to improve their writing. Students will be introduced to three different genres and given the opportunity for more advanced study in two of them. The program will provide a sound foundation for further work or study in creative writing.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize the basic conventions of contemporary fiction, poetry, and screenwriting
  2. Produce polished, completed works in two of the genres studied in the program (fiction, poetry, screenwriting)
  3. Analyze their own work critically and employ revision strategies to improve it
  4. Critique the writing of others and offer constructive suggestions for improving it in a collegial setting


Preparation for the Major: (2 courses; 6 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (9 courses; 40.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Two of the following courses:
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Online Education

This program is available online.