Creative Writing-A.F.A Transfer Program

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Creative Writing-A.F.A Transfer Program

Department: English/Literature

Total Credit Hours: 57-61 credit

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Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (41-45 credits)
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
COM 101 or Oral Communication  3
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication
Mathematics^ MAT 155 or higher Contemporary College Math or higher 4-6
Social Science 9 credit hours from a minimum of two disciplines, including one civics course. 9
Humanities^^ HIS 145 Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Heritage 9-11
6 credit hours from a minimum of two disciplines 
Natural Sciences 7 credit hours from a minimum of two disciplines, including one course with a lab component. 7
LIT 205 Introduction to Literature 3
Core Course Requirements (16 credits)

The following courses must be taken in addition to the CORE 42 hours for graduation from the program.

No other course taken to fulfill a CORE 42 requirement can also be taken to fulfill a major requirement.

  Course Title Credits
ENG 201 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
One of the following: ENG 202 Creative Writing II 3
ENG 203 Self-Publishing Workshop
Two the following: ENG 200 Book Writing Workshop
ENG 206 Fiction Writing 6
ENG 207 Poetry Writing
ENG 208 Writing Creative Nonfiction
ENG 209 Writing for Stage & Screen
ENG 210 Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy & Surrealism
ENG 250 Advanced Creative Writing
ENG 299 Topics in Creative Writing
One of the following: LIT 210 American Literature I 3
LIT 220 American Literature II
LIT 250 British Literature I
LIT 260 British Literature II
LIT 215 Introduction to Poetry
LIT 216 Dramatic Literature
LIT 230 Contemporary Fiction
LIT 240 Contemporary Literature
ENG 298 Creative Writing Portfolio 1

Total Hours Required For Graduation: 57-61 credits (This must include a minimum of 42 credit hours of General Education Courses.)

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

^ Students opting to transfer to the Truman State University BFA program are required to take MAT 157.

^^ Students opting to transfer to the Truman State University BFA program are required to take two Foreign Language courses.

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Shannon Beahan,
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Joe Baumann,
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