Creative Writing Certificate

An in-depth, accelerated introduction to the writing craft.

 

Creative Writing - Certificate

1) 1100 or higher Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$3,033
Minimum Tool Cost:N/A
Books/Supplies:$600
Estimated Total:$3,633

 
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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
COMP1140
Online Communications
This course provides an introduction to communicating online using various social media tools/applications and email. Students will create, communicate, collaborate and network with each other using Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, and Outlook. Database concepts will also be introduced using online search techniques to provide solutions for today┬┐s relevant applications. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
ENGL1445
Introduction to Creative Writing
This course will serve to introduce the student to the practice of creative writing, specifically to the techniques involved in writing poetry and short fiction. In addition to writing their own poems and stories, students will read and discuss a number of contemporary examples in these genres. (Meets MnTC goals 1 & 6) (Prerequisites: A minimum score of 78 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 18 on the English subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
ENGL2440
Creative Writing: Fiction
This course will serve to develop, at a higher level than that of an introductory creative writing course, students' facility in writing fiction. In addition to sharpening and expanding their individual narrative and fictive technique, students will read and respond critically to a variety of others' fictional works in terms of their craft and may be asked to respond constructively to peers' works. Students will be challenged not only to develop their natural talents in fiction writing, but also to work on their less developed areas. By the end of the course, students will compile a portfolio demonstrating careful revisions of their best work. (Meets MnTC Goals 1 & 6) (Prerequisite: C or higher in ENGL 1445 Introduction to Creative Writing) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
ENGL2450
Creative Writing: Nonfiction
This course will serve to develop, at a higher level than that of an introductory creative writing or essay course, students' facility in writing nonfiction. In addition to sharpening and expanding nonfiction prose techniques, students will read and respond critically to a variety of others' nonfictional works in terms of their craft and may be asked to respond constructively to peers' works. Students will be challenged not only to develop their natural talents in nonfiction, but also to work on less developed areas. Forms and genres such as creative nonfiction, the literary essay, prose poetry, the magazine feature article, memoir, and travel and nature writing may be addressed. By the end of the course, students will compile a portfolio demonstrating careful revisions of their best work. (Meets MnTC Goals 1 & 6) (Prerequisite: C or higher in ENGL 1445 Introduction to Creative Writing) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
ENGL2460
Creative Writing: Poetry
This course will serve to develop, at a higher level than that of an introductory creative writing course, students' facility in writing poetry. In addition to sharpening and expanding personal poetic technique, students will read and respond critically to a variety of poetic works by others in terms of their craft and may be asked to respond constructively to peers' works. Students will be challenged not only to develop their natural poetic talents, but also to work on their less developed areas. By the end of the course, students will compile a portfolio demonstrating careful revisions of their best work. (Meets MnTC Goals 1 & 6) (Prerequisite: C or higher in ENGL 1445 Introduction to Creative Writing)

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3 cr
ENGL2595
Special Topics in Writing
This course will offer students the opportunity to write in a specific genre (e.g. poetry, memoir, drama, screenplay, literary journalism, short fiction, creative nonfiction, writing for the Web, professional writing, writing in organizations, etc.) in each semester that it is offered. Offered irregularly. (Meets MnTC goal 1) (Prerequisite: A minimum score of 78 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 18 on the English subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
 
16 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 16



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