Sep 19, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
  
College Catalog 2019-2020

Creative Writing Option, Arts and Science, A.A.


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CONTACT

Dave Champoux, 413.552.2364, dchampoux@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

HCC’s Creative Writing Option is one of only a few of its kind in the country for students pursuing an Associate Degree. It’s a solid academic program that allows students to explore a personal interest, while at the same time follow the guidelines of a typical Associate of Arts degree, including the MassTransfer general education transfer block, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. 

With the right planning, students can go on to just about any Arts and Science discipline after earning their A.A. degree with this option. A designated faculty advisor will guide them. In their final semester, students will assemble a portfolio of representative work, along with a personal statement about their experiences and accomplishments in Creative Writing at HCC.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • produce at least one college-level piece of writing in each of the four creative writing genres (poetry, fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction).
  • demonstrate an understanding of conventional forms/concepts within each genre and be able to work with these forms/concepts in their own writing.
  • explore their writing in their own ways by producing a series of pieces reflecting their emerging personal aesthetic.
  • effectively critique the creative work of others (other students and established writers) from the perspective of being creative writers themselves.
  • reflect on, critique, and/or analyze their own work.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 26-27 CREDITS


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 18 CREDITS


SUGGESTED ELECTIVES: 16 CREDITS


Sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement

  • Elective Credit(s): 11
  • Elective Credit(s): 32
  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3

TOTAL: 60-61 CREDITS


NOTES

1Students are advised to choose one of the one-credit fieldwork courses (COM 141 , COM 142 , ENG 238 , or HUM 276 ).

2EMS 112  or ENG 232  are strongly suggested. 

Only 6 non-Arts and Science credits may be taken towards an A.A. degree.

Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.

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