Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog

Creative Writing Certificate


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Total Credits: 15

Major Number: 5848
CIP Code: 23.1302

Program Description

The Creative Writing Certificate offers a concentrated course of study in the area of creative writing. In Creative Writing courses, students read and write in a range of genres, which may include poetry, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and writing for popular publications. While improving their knowledge and skill in creative writing, students will work collaboratively with instructors and classmates in a workshop environment to build their body of creative work. Employer surveys indicate that the ability to write and communicate effectively are key for success in the workplace; the Creative Writing Certificate complements any career which benefits from knowledge and skill in creative writing, critical thinking, and cooperation. The Creative Writing Certificate also serves as an excellent preparation for transfer students wishing to major or minor in Creative Writing at a four-year institution.

Program Prerequisites

Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.

Special Instructions

The English-Creative Writing Certificate is designed to be completed over the course of four semesters in conjunction with an Associates in Arts (AA), Associates in Fine Arts (AFA), or Associates in Science (AS) degree. Students who wish to complete the English-Creative Writing Certificate on a faster track should consult with a program instructor, academic advisor, or counselor. For detailed information about the AA, AFA, and AS degrees, students should refer to the appropriate program information and work with their academic advisor or counselor to map out their complete academic plan.

Program Requirements


Literature Requirement:


MnTC Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Total Credits: 6


Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


None

MnTC/General Education Requirements


None

MnTC Elective Requirements


None

Total Credits: 9


Additional Requirements


None

Program Information


General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy 3.17.0.1

Program Note

Please see “Special Instructions” above for important information regarding the English-Creative Writing Certificate.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This certificate is designed to be completed in conjunction with an Associates in Arts (AA), Associates in Fine Arts (AFA), or Associates in Science (AS) degree. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, talk with the program coordinator, along with your advisor or counselor, to discuss your goals and to develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • engage in the creative process through writing and revising original work in a variety of genres.
  • articulate informed personal judgments about published work in a variety of genres.
  • exchange constructive feedback about original work within a writing community.

Program Contact Information

Amy Fladeboe 651.748.2622 Room 3394 West

Sample Plan


Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students should meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 3


Total Credits: 3


Semester 3


Select one (not taken in previous semester)

Total Credits: 6


*If not taken in a previous semester, students must complete ENGL 1027 and one ENGL - literature course to earn the certificate


Total Credits: 3


Note


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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