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Certificate of Achievement
About the Program
The English program is designed to help students become more effective writers, readers, researchers, and critical thinkers. In our classes, students will engage with texts about diverse, provocative, and universal themes. They will read dramatic narratives, topical articles, inspirational verse, and literature about the human condition. They will have the opportunity to think deeply about their own personal views and the views of others and express thoughtful and original ideas through clear, coherent essays. They will refi ne their understanding of academic honesty not just to avoid plagiarism but to enter into dialogue with other writers and academics. The English department is committed to familiarizing students with different genres of writing, whether as readers or creative writers, and with writers from a variety of cultural traditions and historical eras. Students will leave our program with the reading and writing skills to succeed across the curriculum, to thrive in their places of employment, to enrich their own lives, and to participate more thoughtfully in our communities and our world.
All students must complete the Guided Self-Placement to determine which English class
For more information please see http://laspositascollege.edu/assessment/selfplacement.php
About the Degree
Stories and poems connect to the deepest parts of the human experience--our psychology, our relationships, our history, and our dreams. Learn how to craft writing that effectively expresses those experiences and communicates them to others. During the Certificate of Creative Writing sequence of study, students will write and workshop their own original work. They will also read and analyze the craft of published literature from diverse authors, study and apply the elements of fiction and/or poetry, and learn about the publication submission process. Students will also gain experience as editors on our college literary journal or magazine, selecting the content and working on the production and design process. Upon completion, students with this certificate will meet some lower division creative writing requirements for English bachelor's degrees at most colleges with an emphasis or minor in creative writing. This certificate can be earned at the same time as getting the AA-T in English without adding any additional units. Work closely with a counselor to select your courses.
Advertising Copy Writer, Author/Critic, Bookstore Manager, Continuity Writer, Corporate Communications Director, Foreign Service Office, Freelance Journalist/Writer, Greeting Card Editor/Writer, Lawyer, Librarian, Media Specialist, Newspaper Reporter, Public Information Officer, Publication Editor, Publicity Director, Publishing Agent, Radio/TV Agent, Script Writer, Teacher/Professor, and Writer.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Creative Writing, students are able to write and revise fiction and/or poetry, demonstrating proficiency with the elements of fiction and/or poetry.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Creative Writing, students are able to evaluate and critique works of fiction and/or poetry.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Creative Writing, students are able to analyze and write about a diverse body of published literature.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Creative Writing, students are
able to perform entry-level editorial tasks on a magazine, journal, or newspaper.
|ENG 11 Introduction to Creative Writing||3|
|ENG 12A Craft of Writing Fiction||3|
|ENG 12B Craft of Writing Fiction: Intermediate||3|
|ENG 13A The Craft of Writing Poetry: Beginning||3|
|ENG 13B The Craft of Writing Poetry: Intermediate||3|
|ENG 19A Journal of Arts, Literature, and Academic Writing A||3|
|JAMS 11 Introduction to Reporting and Newswriting||3|
|JAMS 19A Journal of Arts, Literature, and Academic Writing A||3|
|JAMS 24A Naked Magazine: College Magazine A||3|
|Any Required Core course not already used|
|ENG 4 Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature||3|
|ENG 12C Craft of Writing Fiction: Advanced||3|
|ENG 19B Journal of Arts, Literature, and Academic Writing B or|
|JAMS 19B Journal of Arts, Literature, and Academic Writing B||3|
|ENG 20 Studies in Shakespeare||3|
|ENG 32 U.S. Women's Literature||3|
|ENG 35 Modern American Literature||3|
|ENG 41 Modern World Literature||3|
|ENG 42 Literature of the African Diaspora in America||3|
|ENG 44 Literature of the American West||3|
|ENG 45 Studies in Fiction||3|
Updated: July 2022