Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 6224N
First Term: 2019 Fall   
Award: AC  
Total Credits: 24
CIP Code: 23.1302
Occupational Area: Not Applicable

Instructional Council: Creative Writing (93)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 25-1123

Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
27-3043.05 Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
43-9081.00 Proofreaders and Copy Markers

Upon completion of a certificate, students may pursue a career as:
27-3041.00 Editors
27-3043.04 Copy Writers
27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators


Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Creative Writing program is designed to provide students and professional writers with access to a community of writers and creative writing activities, instruction and guidance from established authors, and ongoing support in improving their writing skills and marketing their work. As students take courses in the program, they will build a portfolio of original work that may be submitted for publication. The program offers classes, workshops, and other activities such as readings and contests, which are accessible to writers of all levels regardless of academic or professional standing. The program aims to serve a diverse community who may be underrepresented in traditional creative writing programs. Completion of the certificate does not lead to a particular degree program, but may aid students in their pursuit of a career in the writing professions and in their continued enjoyment of writing for personal growth.



Required Courses
ENG210 Creative Writing (3) may be substituted for CRW150 with permission of Program Director.
CRW150 Introduction to Creative Writing 3

CRW200 must be repeated for a total of two (2) credits.
+ CRW200 Readings for Writers (1) 2

+ CRW201 Portfolio 1

Students must complete six (6) credits from Series I and nine (9) credits from Series II in consultation with a Program Director.

Series I: Credits: 6
Students must complete two (2) of the following courses for a total of six (6) credits.
CRW120 Introduction to Writing Children`s Literature 3
CRW160 Introduction to Writing Poetry 3
CRW170 Introduction to Writing Fiction 3
CRW172 Introduction to Comic Book Writing 3
CRW180 Introduction to Writing Nonfiction 3
CRW190 Introduction to Screenwriting 3
THE118 Playwriting 3

Series II: Credits: 9
Students must complete three (3) of the following courses for a total of nine (9) credits.
+ CRW202 The Writer as Witness 3
+ CRW203 Dialogue 3
+ CRW204 Journaling 3
+ CRW220 Intermediate Writing Children`s Literature 3
CRW251 Topics in Creative Writing 3
+ CRW260 Intermediate Poetry Writing 3
+ CRW261 Topics in Writing: Poetry 3
+ CRW270 Intermediate Fiction Writing 3
+ CRW271 Topics in Writing: Fiction 3
+ CRW272 Planning and Structuring the Novel 3
+ CRW273 Writing the Novel 3
+ CRW274 Revising the Novel 3
+ CRW281 Topics in Writing: Non-Fiction 3
+ CRW290 Intermediate Screenwriting 3
+ CRW291 Topics in Writing: Plays 3
Credits: 21

Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze the aesthetic values and literary styles of diverse eras and cultures.(CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291, ENG210, THE118)
2. Evaluate the technical elements and theories of literature across multiple genres.(CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW272, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
3. Interpret the effects of technical craft elements in published literary works. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW272, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
4. Explore the dynamic relationships among people, culture, and the physical world. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
5. Demonstrate social responsibility and ethical behavior toward the creation of original works in a culturally diverse world. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
6. Engage the creative process through problem-solving, experimentation, and inspiration to produce original works across multiple genres. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW272, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
7. Apply the peer review workshop process to explore, develop, and revise original writing. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW272, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
8. Develop one-on-one relationships with creative writing mentors. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
9. Create a portfolio of publication ready work. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW272, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 28, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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