2017-2018 Catalog

Liberal Arts/Academic Transfer - Creative Writing (LTCAA)

Award: Associate in arts degree

Program location: Elkhorn Valley Campus, Fort Omaha Campus, Fremont Center, Sarpy Center, South Omaha Campus, Online

The Associate in Arts degree in Creative Writing offers students training in the basic components of effective creative writing in at least two genres: poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction, culminating with a capstone portfolio/project of his/her personal works. Students analyze and evaluate creative works, understanding the complex characteristics of literature and creative effectiveness. Additionally, students are exposed to the general background information and historical origins, introductory elements, and creative foundations in at least two of the fine arts: visual art, music, the humanities, and theater. This degree prepares students for work as a creative writer, or for transfer to a four-year college, earning a bachelor's in fine arts degree.

Graduation Requirements

General education 31.5
Major requirements 40.5
Option requirements 27.0
Total credit hours required           99.0

General education requirements (31.5 credit hrs.)

Communications

ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

ENGL 1020English Composition IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

SPCH 1110Public SpeakingONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Quantitative/numeracy skills

MATH 1310Intermediate AlgebraONLINE

4.5

Humanities/Social Sciences

Select one course from the following:
ARTS 1110Art History-Ancient to GothicONLINEHYBRID

4.5

ARTS 1120Art History-Renaissance to ModernONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HUMS 1000Humanities through the ArtsHYBRID

4.5

HUMS 2310Film History and AppreciationONLINE

4.5

Additional

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

OR

RDLS 1200College Success StrategiesONLINE

4.5

Major requirements for Associate in Fine Arts - Creative Writing (40.5 credit hours)

ENGL 1310Creative Writing

4.5

ENGL 1320Introduction to Publication

4.5

ENGL 2215Creative Writing Capstone

4.5

Creative Writing Emphasis

Select two courses from the following:

ENGL 1311Poetry Writing Studio

4.5

ENGL 1312Fiction Writing Studio

4.5

ENGL 1313Creative Nonfiction Writing Studio

4.5

ENGL 2902Special Topics in Creative Writing Studio

4.5

Students must select two courses from the above to satisfy the Creative Writing Emphasis. If desired, one of the other courses may be taken to satisfy the Writing Option Requirement below.  However, students may not use the same course in satisfying both requirements.   

Cultural studies

Select 9.0 credit hours from the cultural studies courses listed in the Cultural Studies transfer course options.

Fine Arts

Select two courses from the following:

ARTS 1000Introduction to the Visual ArtsHYBRID

4.5

MUSC 1010Introduction to Music I

4.5

THEA 1000Introduction to TheatreONLINE

4.5

THEA 2020Fundamentals of Acting I

4.5

Option requirements for Creative Writing (27.0 credit hrs.)

Note: Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.

Writing

Select one course from the following:
ENGL 1311Poetry Writing Studio

4.5

ENGL 1312Fiction Writing Studio

4.5

ENGL 1313Creative Nonfiction Writing Studio

4.5

ENGL 2902Special Topics in Creative Writing Studio

4.5

THEA 2030Playwriting I

4.5

THEA 2031Playwriting II

4.5

VACA 1110Introduction to Scriptwriting

4.5

VACA 2120Screenwriting Principles

4.5

Literature

Select three courses from the following:
ENGL 2450Introduction to LiteratureONLINE

4.5

ENGL 2460Introduction to Short Stories

4.5

ENGL 2470Introduction to Women's Literature

4.5

ENGL 2480Introduction to Drama Literature I

4.5

ENGL 2481Introduction to Drama Literature II

4.5

ENGL 2490Introduction to Latin American Literature

4.5

ENGL 2510American Literature IONLINE

4.5

ENGL 2520American Literature II

4.5

ENGL 2530Ethnic Literature

4.5

ENGL 2610British Literature IONLINE

4.5

ENGL 2620British Literature II

4.5

ENGL 2900Special Topics in Literature

4.5

Electives (9.0 credit hrs.)

Electives

9.0

Electives may be from any prefix, but may not be used to satisfy more than one degree requirement.
See Curriculum Plan