The Creative Writing Certificate of Achievement program provides students the opportunity to pursue their interest in writing through intensive study and practice of the literary arts. Students create original, polished creative work in multiple genres and discuss creative works in a supportive writing workshop environment. The program benefits students planning to major in Creative Writing at a four-year institution and anyone with an interest in exploring their creativity and developing stronger writing, reading, and critical thinking skills.
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.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
|ENGL 31||Introduction to Creative Writing||3|
|or ENGL 32||Creative Writing II|
|Select four courses from the following (at least three of the four must be Creative Writing courses; courses may not be repeated; all courses must be taken at MPC):||12|
|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|
|Introduction to Great Books|
|Literature by and About Women|
|Introduction to Shakespeare|
|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|
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.