Minnesota State College Southeast
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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
Creative Writing - 16 credit Certificate
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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
ENGL1165
Introduction to Literature
This course will serve to introduce the student to various aspects of literature, including its genres (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and/or drama), its formal aesthetic elements (e.g. plot, metaphor, point of view, etc.), and its communication of ideas as they relate to the human condition. (Meets MnTC goal 6) (Prerequisite: A minimum score of 78 in the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 21 in the Reading Subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 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: 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) (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
ENGL2470
Creative Writing: The Business of Writing
Creative Writing: The Business of Writing will serve to develop the student's facility in publishing his or her written works. Students will be challenged to identify publishers and editors, organize publishing details such as contact information and submission guidelines, write query letters, submit written work electronically or in paper form, and develop the practice of patience. By the end of the course, the student will compile a publishing portfolio demonstrating the craft of the business of writing. (Prerequisite: a minimum of C or higher in Introduction to Creative Writing) (1 credit: 0 lecture/1 lab)

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1 cr
 
16 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 16


Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$3,113
Minimum Tool Cost:N/A
Books/Supplies:$550
Estimated Total:$3,663
 

 



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