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Creative Writing-A.F.A Transfer Program

Department: English/Literature

Total Credit Hours: 57-61 credit

Required Courses

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.

Suggested Schedule Planning

Bold classes are major requirements.

Italicized courses are suggestions based off major requirements.

Course Title Credits
First Semester (13-15 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 201 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
MAT 155 or higher Contemporary College Math or higher^ 4-6
COM 101 or Oral Communication  3
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication
Second Semester (13-14 credits)
ENG 206 Fiction Writing 3
Natural Sciences*** 4
HIS 145 Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Heritage 3
Humanities**^^ 3-4
Third Semester (15-16 credits)
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
ENG 202 Creative Writing II 3
LIT 205 Introduction to Literature 3
Natural Sciences*** 3
Humanities**^^ 3-4
Fourth Semester (16 credits)
LIT 210 or American Literature I  3
LIT 220 or American Literature II 
LIT 250 or British Literature I 
LIT 260 British Literature II
LIT 215 or Introduction to Poetry 
LIT 216 or Dramatic Poetry 
LIT 230 or Contemporary Fiction 
LIT 240 Contemporary Literature
ENG 210 Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Surrealism 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 9
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.

*Social and Behavioral Sciences: Complete one Civics Course (HIS 101, HIS 102 or POL 101) and a minimum of 6 additional credits from at least 2 disciplines.

** Humanities and Fine Arts: Complete nine credit hours from at least 2 disciplines.

*** Natural Sciences: Complete a minimum of 7 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines, including one course with a lab component.

^ 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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