Creative Writing

Sample Program of Study
ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester
ENGL102R College Composition I* 3 0 3
XXXXxxxR Humanities/FineArts/World Language Elective 3 0 3
XXXXxxxR Social Science Elective 3 0 3
XXXxxxR Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language 4 0 4
SCIxxxR Lab Science Elective 3 1 4
Spring Semester
ENGL206R Creative Writing* 3 0 3
ENGL240R American Literature to 1877* 3 0 3
MATHxxxR Mathematics Elective 4 0 4
XXXXxxx Social Science Elective 3 0 3
XXXXxxx Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language Elective 3 0 3
Fall Semester
ENGL236R Fiction Writing Workshop* 3 0 3
ENGL232R Reading Short Fiction* 3 0 3
ENGL234R Creative Nonfiction Workshop* 3 0 3
XXXXxxxR Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MATHxxxR Mathematics Elective 4 0 4
Spring Semester
ENGL235R Poetry Workshop* 3 0 3

Reading Modern Poetry

3 0 3
ENGL241R American Literature to 1877 to Present* 3 0 3
Nobel Literature Laureates OR
Advanced Fiction Workshop OR
Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
3 0 3
ENGL290R Creative Writing Capstone* 3 0 3
SCIxxxR Lab Science Elective 3 1 4

*Prerequisite & Co-requisites Required.  See Course Descriptions

Associate in Arts Degree

(Day/Evening Program)

For more information on this program, contact Jennifer Militello at or 603-542-7744 x5400.

The Associate in Arts Degree with a concentration in Creative Writing provides students intensely interested in writing with a pathway of transfer to four-year Creative Writing institutions while offering them a writing background that allows for a variety of career opportunities in related fields. Students who participate in the program will work to create ambitious, powerful literature and read and respond to challenging texts as an exposure to literary choices and construction. They will join a community of dedicated and serious writers who grapple with the universal questions of meaning through both

shared and solitary exchanges, inquiry

and investigation.


Built on a sequence of cohesive courses that stress the relationship between writing and reading, the program design is based upon the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) hallmarks of effective two-year creative writing programs, including a rigorous and diverse curriculum, accomplished faculty, support for students and administrative support. Students will end their degree program with a 3-credit Capstone course culminating in the development of a polished portfolio of writing, one of the key tools in a transfer application.

In addition, students are given the chance to share their writing with the college community through Visions Unlimited, the student literary magazine, and through regular student readings. A Visiting Writer Reading Series brings recognized writers to the school to read and conduct workshops.



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