Academic Catalog

Creative Writing, Associate in Fine Arts (CW)

Effective: Spring 2017

This curriculum is designed for students who wish to hone their skills in the field of creative writing. Students will develop their craft in fundamental and advanced level courses necessary to become competent practitioners, ultimately pursuing concentrations in poetry, play/screenwriting, memoir or short story writing. This program serves students who are firmly committed to pursuing careers in which creative writing is the foundational element. While students in English courses utilize literacy artifacts as occasions to exercise critical thought, students pursuing this degree concern themselves with the production of literacy artifact itself, a related but very different enterprise.

  • Consistently produce prose and poetry in a manner reflecting rigorous knowledge of central concepts and methods of execution.
  • Critically discuss various literacy traditions and authors as to more insightfully envision, contextualize and create their own contributions.
  • Constructively provide and receive critique of projects in small and large group settings in order to improve work and appreciate artistry as both a collective and individualistic enterprise.
  • Utilize interdisciplinary knowledge (learned in general education courses and electives) to cultivate meaningful enterprise.
  • Insightfully discuss and productively utilize concepts and procedures involved in revision.
  • Utilize technology to research writers, artistic traditions, literary forums, productions, publications and other relevant topics of inquiry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of skills learned in course work via a comprehensive portfolio.

The College Transfer Office is set up to help Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 transferable college credits from all institutions attended).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
Any transferable Quantitative Reasoning (QR) designated MAT course 1 3-4
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated BIO, CHE, ESS or PHY course 4
Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) designated 100-level HIS course 3
Any transferable Oral Communication (OC) designated COMM course 3
 Hours16-17
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
ENG 205 Creative Writing: Introduction 3
Any transferable Information Technology (TC) designated course 2 3
Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) designated 100-level HIS course 3
Any transferable Global Understanding (GU) designated Social Science course 3
 Hours15
Third Semester
Select one of the following (one genre): 3
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction and Memoirs  
Creative Writing: An Introduction to Playwriting  
Creative Writing II - Short Story  
Creative Writing: Poetry  
Select one of the following (survey): 3
British Literature I  
British Literature II  
American Literature I  
American Literature II  
World Literature I  
World Literature II  
ENG Elective 3 3
Any transferable Global Understanding (GU) designated Social Science course 3
Humanities Elective (recommended foreign language) 3-4
 Hours15-16
Fourth Semester
Select one of the following (second genre): 3
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction and Memoirs  
Creative Writing: An Introduction to Playwriting  
Creative Writing II - Short Story  
Creative Writing: Poetry  
Select one of the following (third genre): 3
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction and Memoirs  
Creative Writing: An Introduction to Playwriting  
Creative Writing II - Short Story  
Creative Writing: Poetry  
Select one of the following (survey): 3
British Literature I  
British Literature II  
American Literature I  
American Literature II  
World Literature I  
World Literature II  
Humanities Elective (recommeded foreign language) 3-4
Open Elective 3
 Hours15-16
 Total Hours61-64

Notes

Quantitative Reasoning (QR) designated courses.

1

MAT 120 Modern College Mathematics or higher

Information Technology (TC) designated courses.

2

CS 100 Introduction to Information Technology or CS 101 Introduction to Computer Science recommended

Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated courses.

Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) designated courses.

Global Understanding (GU) designated courses.

Humanities Elective - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

Courses listed under subjects:
ART 100Art and Child Development (or above)3
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication (or above)3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature (or above)3
HUM 100Introduction to Visual Arts (or above)3
MUS 101Fundamentals of Music (or above)3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy (or above)3
Foreign Languages:
FRE 101Elementary French I (or above)3
GER 101Elementary German I (or above)3
ITA 101Elementary Italian I (or above)3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

English Electives:

ENG 206Creative Writing: Non-Fiction and Memoirs3
ENG 207Creative Writing: An Introduction to Playwriting3
ENG 208Creative Writing II - Short Story3
ENG 209Creative Writing: Poetry3
ENG 220British Literature I3
ENG 221British Literature II3
ENG 230American Literature I3
ENG 231American Literature II3
ENG 240World Literature I3
ENG 241World Literature II3
3

NOTE: The English elective above may include the fourth genre course, an additional literature survey course, ENG 115 Research for English Majors, ENG 130 Fundamentals of Journalism I, any of the multicultural literature classes offered on a rotating basis.