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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English/Creative Writing Concentration


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Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day and Evening

Program Description:

Students in the English/Creative Writing Concentration Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences degree program are prepared for transfer to a college or university.  This studio-academic program provides students with a foundational understanding of how writers craft works in fiction and poetry. The program also prepares students to begin marketing their own works for publication in a variety of formats. This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state universities and the University of Massachusetts.


Career and Transfer Outlook:

Most students in the English/Creative Writing Concentration continue their studies towards a bachelor’s degree program in writing. Graduates are also prepared to write and submit or perform their works in the highly competitive, professional marketplace of freelance writing and performance. Students should check the requirements of the transfer institution and meet with career and academic/transfer counselors at MCC and at the transfer institution for specific program planning.

Helpful Hints:

Students who wish their program to transfer to UMass Lowell without having to take additional courses to meet graduation requirements there must take the Lab Science Option for the Liberal Arts and Science Degree in this configuration:  One Lab Science course and One Non-Lab Science Course.

Students who wish their program to fit seamlessly within the UMass Creative Writing Option must either take four semesters of World Language here at MCC, or two semesters here and two at their intended UMass transfer campus. Currently, MCC offers more options here than some UMass campuses, so students should study a language here that has subsequent courses at the UMass campus of their choice in order to have the greatest flexibility.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the English/Creative Writing Concentration will achieve the learning outcomes of the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree, catalog.middlesex.mass.edu/preview_program.php

Additionally, graduates will be able to:

  • Use their own creative process to plan and execute projects of their own conception in their chosen genre(s) of fiction and/or poetry;
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of the formal and expressive aspects of Creative Writing;
  • Demonstrate the effective use of the technical skills and processes involved in writing within their chosen genre(s);
  • Articulate some elements of an aesthetics of writing, and use them to evaluate their own work and the work of others;
  • Produce a portfolio of writing that exemplifies the outcomes above.

 

Required Courses


Total Credits: 61-64


♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum

Special Requirements for Liberal Arts and Sciences: *Must be from one of the following; MAT 120, MAT 165, MAT 177, MAT 182, MAT 195, MAT 250, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 290, MAT 291.

MAT 077, MAT 080 and Modules 1-12 in MAT 001, 002, 003 will NOT satisfy any requirement in this program.

Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing. Additional coursework may be required based on college placement testing.

Eight credits of science are required for graduation. Students can meet the 8-credit requirement by either taking two 4-credit laboratory courses, or one 4-credit and two 3-credit non-lab sciences. Consult your transfer institution for their science requirements.

Note: Additional coursework may be required based on college placement testing. Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing.

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