Advisement Track for Creative Writing and Informational Writing

This advisement track is designed for the student who intends to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a baccalaureate degree. The program provides a broad, balanced exposure to the liberal arts by incorporating courses in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and sciences. An Other World Civilizations requirement further broadens the exposure.

Students may choose between two intensive writing tracks. The Creative Writing Track allows a student to build a suitable background for further study in a variety of creative writing majors such as drama, fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The Informational Writing Track provides a suitable background for further study in a variety of informational writing majors such as journalism, business and/or technical writing, advertising or public relations.

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
HIS 104, HIS 108, GOV 121 3
WFE 101 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 3
Humanities: Foreign Language 3
Science (a)   4
LAH 100 Liberal Arts Humanities Intro. Seminar 1
TOTAL   17

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Humanities: Foreign Language 3
Math (b)   3
Science (a)   4
TOTAL   16

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
English course (c)   3
Other World Civilizations courses (d) 3
Humanities courses (e) 3
Social Science courses (f) 6
TOTAL   15

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
English course (c)   3
Social Science courses (f) 3
Electives (g)   7
Free Elective (h)   3-4
TOTAL   16-17
   TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64

Notes:

a. Science courses: Creative Writing Track: students may select applicable courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical science, physics. See General Education Appendix B. Informational Writing Track: PHS 101 and BIO 103 or BIO 104 recommended.

b. Mathematics courses: Creative and Informational Writing Tracks: MAT 118 recommended.

c. English courses: Creative Writing Track: students should take ENG 209, ENG 210 and/or ENG 214. Informational Writing Track: students should take ENG 226 and ENG 218.

d. Other World Civilization courses: Select a course from SUNY General Education Requirements Appendix F.

e. Recommended Humanities courses: Creative Writing Track: PHI 107. Informational Writing Track: ART 145 or ART 157.

f. Social Science courses: Students must select one Social Science course from the following: BHS 204, 208, 210, 214, GEO 102, GOV 219, 220, 223, HIS 107, 108, 206. Students may choose additional courses in Behavioral Science, Economics, Geography, Government, History, HGE 101 and Psychology. Students may choose additional courses in Behavioral Science, Economics, Geography, Government, History, HGE 101 and Psychology. Students must complete a total of nine credits and choose at least two fields. BHS 103 may not be used to satisfy the Social Science requirement.

g. Electives: Creative Writing Track: students should take ENG 218 and ENG 226 and another relevant writing course. Informational Writing Track: students should take
ENG 217 and ENG 211.

h. Read a full discussion about the free elective.