English - Creative Writing Pathway Associate in Arts

For Summer Term 2021, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses.  
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Budding novelists, poets or playwrights will find their voice with an associate degree focused on creative writing. Here you’ll master the complexities of the English language and learn to use words in ways that can change the world. Outside the arts, this track has business applications as well, including advertising, branding and marketing.

Getting Started: Summer Term 2021

March 15:  Financial Aid


May 3:  Application


May 10:  Classes Begin

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  • Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
  • Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
  • Online degree option: The courses for our A.A. degree are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want. 
  • Seamless transition: With your A.A. degree, you can stay at Seminole State to continue your progress toward a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand field.
  • Guaranteed transfer: Earn your A.A. here, and take advantage of guaranteed admission to UCF or one of Florida’s other state universities for your bachelor’s.
  • More than 90 University Transfer Pathways: Take prerequisite courses for majors in various fields from accounting to theater.
English Creative Writing Pathway
Type: Associate in Arts
Major Code: ENGCR-AA
CIP: 1192401010
Educational Pathway: ENGCR-AA

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2021
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Communications requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
In this course, students develop the ability to read literary texts critically, to think logically and creatively and to write and research effectively. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.

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This four-credit-hour course emphasizes basic rhetorical principles needed for college-level reading and writing, particularly the development of critical reading skills, analytical skills and essay development. The major focus is on preparing students to be successful in college-level English and all courses requiring reading and writing skills. Due to the accelerated pace of this course, students are expected to spend extra time studying, doing homework and/or completing exercises in the Academic Success Center.
The focus of this course is to build writing skills, support written arguments and demonstrate command of standard written English, including grammar, usage and mechanics. Credit is not applicable toward A.A. or A.S. degrees. This course may be repeated.
This course allows students to complete modularized assignments to work on specific writing deficiencies. Students selecting this option complete a writing skills assessment and, based on the assessment, complete modularized assignments to work on specific writing deficiencies.
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Communications requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
In this course, students develop the ability to read literary texts critically, to think logically and creatively and to write and research effectively. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is a study of and practice in various forms of technical writing such as complete formal reports, letters of application, resumes, articles or technical essays and oral presentations. Emphasis is on the grasp of scientific and technical ideas and effective verbal presentation of these ideas. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
In this course, students will prepare essays for the programs of shows Seminole State College produces that discuss the historical nature of the show or explain the artistic choices made in the production; work on the development of outreach sources/teachable units for local schools to use in support of attending a show and eventually support the use of such resources; read new drama and analyze the how "produce-able" a show would be for Seminole State College's resources and write an analysis report of their findings.
This course is scheduled for individual students who wish to explore topics not covered in the curriculum. The student must present a design of the study (learning contract) to the faculty member who is to direct the work. Approval from the dean is required prior to registration. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030 and may be used to partially satisfy the General Education Communications requirement.
This course prepares students to write professionally in support of management objectives. Students will analyze real-world scenarios to determine how and why a document serves its purpose in the workplace, discover the role of document design and learn how to respond effectively to the needs of clients and colleagues. The assignments, geared to both general and specialist audiences, provide practice in such essential career skills as problem-solving, time management and oral presentations. Proofreading skills are stressed.
This four-credit-hour course emphasizes basic rhetorical principles needed for college-level reading and writing, particularly the development of critical reading skills, analytical skills and essay development. The major focus is on preparing students to be successful in college-level English and all courses requiring reading and writing skills. Due to the accelerated pace of this course, students are expected to spend extra time studying, doing homework and/or completing exercises in the Academic Success Center.
The focus of this course is to build writing skills, support written arguments and demonstrate command of standard written English, including grammar, usage and mechanics. Credit is not applicable toward A.A. or A.S. degrees. This course may be repeated.
This course allows students to complete modularized assignments to work on specific writing deficiencies. Students selecting this option complete a writing skills assessment and, based on the assessment, complete modularized assignments to work on specific writing deficiencies.
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Communications requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
In this course, students develop the ability to read literary texts critically, to think logically and creatively and to write and research effectively. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is a study of and practice in various forms of technical writing such as complete formal reports, letters of application, resumes, articles or technical essays and oral presentations. Emphasis is on the grasp of scientific and technical ideas and effective verbal presentation of these ideas. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
In this course, students will prepare essays for the programs of shows Seminole State College produces that discuss the historical nature of the show or explain the artistic choices made in the production; work on the development of outreach sources/teachable units for local schools to use in support of attending a show and eventually support the use of such resources; read new drama and analyze the how "produce-able" a show would be for Seminole State College's resources and write an analysis report of their findings.
This course is scheduled for individual students who wish to explore topics not covered in the curriculum. The student must present a design of the study (learning contract) to the faculty member who is to direct the work. Approval from the dean is required prior to registration. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030 and may be used to partially satisfy the General Education Communications requirement.
This course prepares students to write professionally in support of management objectives. Students will analyze real-world scenarios to determine how and why a document serves its purpose in the workplace, discover the role of document design and learn how to respond effectively to the needs of clients and colleagues. The assignments, geared to both general and specialist audiences, provide practice in such essential career skills as problem-solving, time management and oral presentations. Proofreading skills are stressed.

Students must complete all Required Courses with a grade of "C" or higher.

Six semester hours of English coursework in which the student is required to demonstrate college-level English skills through multiple assignments.
Total Credits: 60

General Education Core Course. Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the General Education Core Courses.

Per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on Foreign Language Proficiency.

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,538$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,590$11,088$10,300
Books and Supplies$1,000$890$1,000$1,200
Total$4,131$17,860$18,626$17,879

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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