The English: Creative Writing degree program develops strong writing and critical thinking skills through the reading and writing of forms including short fiction, poetry, the novel, creative nonfiction and screenplays. Students produce original creative work and learn to analyze and evaluate works written by classmates and established authors. To satisfy degree requirements, students must successfully complete a minimum of 18 units. Completion of the program prepares students for creative writing programs at Bachelor’s degree granting institutions.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Read, analyze and write works of creative prose and poetry.
- Suggest improvements (in writing and in discussion) to works evaluated, using concepts and vocabulary appropriate to the relevant literary genre.
- Revise their own works of creative prose and poetry, applying concepts and techniques appropriate to the relevant literary genre.
Associate in Arts Degree Major Requirements
|ENGL 31||Introduction to Creative Writing||3|
|or ENGL 32||Creative Writing II|
|Select five courses from the following (at least four of the five must be Creative Writing courses; courses may not be repeated; all courses must be taken at MPC):||15|
|Creative Writing Courses|
|Introduction to Creative Writing|
|Creative Writing II|
|Creative Nonfiction Writing|
|Novel Writing II|
|Magazine Editing and Publishing I|
|Magazine Editing and Publishing II|
|Writing for the Theatre I|
|Writing for the Theatre II|
|Introduction to Great Books|
|Literature by and About Women|
|Introduction to Shakespeare|
|The Bible As Literature|
|Introduction to Poetry|
|Survey of American Literature I|
|Survey of American Literature II|
|Comics As Literature|
|Survey of World Literature I|
|Survey of World Literature II|
|Survey of British Literature I|
|Survey of British Literature II|
|TOTAL MAJOR UNITS||18|
|Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.||42|
Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.