Creative Writing

Writers are integral members of the collaborative teams creating content for print publications, film, television, radio, and new media. Put simply, the story comes first.

The Creative Writing program prepares you for a career in the arts and entertainment industry by providing course work that encourages writing proficiency, creative expression, literary scholarship, and critical thinking. You will develop your craft as you participate in workshops, conference with faculty mentors, interact with visiting writers, and collaborate with students in other academic disciplines. Extra-curricular activities include the Screenwriting Club, The Writers’ Guild, and, Readers’ Corner. Students are also encouraged to submit writing and art work to the Kelab Art and Literary Journal, a collaborative effort of the Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Photography and New Media programs along with the Writers' Guild.

You may select the Prose, Poetry, and Drama concentration or the Screenwriting concentration.

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of writers is expected to grow by eight percent from 2008 to 2018. In addition, the growth of web-based publications is increasing the demand for writers and editors.

Tompkins Cortland Community College's creative writing students have earned recognition as distinguished poets, novelists, dramatists, and screenwriters. For example, a recent grad sold his feature screenplay to Universal Pictures.

Select a career below to connect to Career Coach and find information about that career including median salary and job postings.

Explore more career options: A.A. Creative Writing Prose, Poetry, and Drama | A.A. Creative Writing Screenwriting | Creative Writing: Poetry and Prose Certificate | Creative Writing: Screenwriting Certificate

Program Chair

Lisa Ford

Lisa Ford

Professor, English

Lisa teaches academic writing, screenwriting, and digital cinema courses. Lisa's written work for film and television has earned recognition in the Austin Film Festival, the AMPAS Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship and the Disney/ABC Television Writing Program.

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Transfer Options

Students develop portfolios for submission to four-year programs in creative writing, dramatic writing for theatre, and television, film, and new media.

Recent graduates have transferred to SUNY College at Purchase School of Film and Media Studies, SUNY College at Oswego, and Ithaca College.

You might also consider:
  • Binghamton University
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • Cornell University
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • Emerson College
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Ithaca College
  • New York University
  • SUNY College at Purchase
  • SUNY University at Buffalo
  • Syracuse University

 

Highlighted Courses

Not all of the highlighted courses are required in both the degree and certificate in this program area. Please be sure to check the degree requirements tab for details about the requirements for each or certificate.

Degree Requirements

A.A.: Prose, Poetry, and Drama Concentration
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 62 credits

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16

ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 100. A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a 3-credit Liberal Arts Elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL227, Fundamentals of Creative Writing, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL261, Visiting Writer Series, 1 cr.
ENGL 261 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
For the SUNY GEN ED Restricted Electives, choose two courses from 4-American History, 5-Western Civilization, 6-Other World Civilizations, or 9-Foreign Language. Courses should be selected in consultation with your advisor and in accordance with degree requirements at your intended transfer institution.
American History
HSTY201, American History to 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY202, American History Since 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY225, African American History, 3 cr.
HSTY233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.
HSTY255, Labor History, 3 cr.
WGST233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.

Western Civilization
ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
HSTY101, Development of the Western Tradition I, 3 cr.
HSTY102, Development of the Western Tradition II, 3 cr.

Other World Civilizations
ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
HSTY110, World History to 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY111, World History Since 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
HSTY252, Native American History: Colonial Policies, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMN232, Introduction to World Religions, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
RECR150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCE150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCI220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
SOCI225, Globalization & the Contemporary World, 3 cr.

Foreign Language
ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr.
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr.
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr.
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr.
FREN101, French I, 3 cr.
FREN102, French II, 3 cr.
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr.
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr.
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr.
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr.
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr.
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr.
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr.
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr.
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr.
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ANTH201, Introduction to Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
ANTH295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
COMM101, Mass Media, 3 cr.
ECON101, Introduction to Economics, 3 cr.
ECON120, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 cr.
ECON121, Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 cr.
ENVS107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
ENVS295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
GEOG110, Geography of the Americas, 3 cr.
GEOG115, Highlights of World Regional Geography, 3 cr.
GEOG120, World Regional Geography, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMS206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC103, American National Government, 3 cr.
POSC104, American State and Local Government, 3 cr.
POSC107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
PSYC101, Psychology of Personal Growth, 3 cr.
PSYC103, Introduction to Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC201, Social Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC205, Childhood Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC207, Adolescent Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC208, Adult Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC209, Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC218, Educational Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC263, Development Across the Lifespan, 3 cr.
SOCE201, Human Sexuality, 3 cr.
SOCE205, Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
SOCI101, Introduction to Sociology, 3 cr.
SOCI103, The American Community, 3 cr.
SOCI201, Sociology of the Family, 3 cr.
SOCI203, Sociology of Race, Power, and Privilege, 3 cr.
SOCI205, Contemporary Social Problems, 3 cr.
SOCI206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
SOCI207, Introduction to Criminology, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.
Creative Writing majors may concurrently enroll in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL 258 is only offered in the Spring semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL262, Poetry Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL 262 is only offered in the Spring semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
MATH109, Statistical Literacy, 3 cr.
MATH110, Topics in Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH120, College Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH122, Technical Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH200, Statistics, 3 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
For the SUNY GEN ED Restricted Electives, choose two courses from 4-American History, 5-Western Civilization, 6-Other World Civilizations, or 9-Foreign Language. Courses should be chosen in consultation with your advisor, and in accordance with degree requirements at your intended transfer institution.
American History
HSTY201, American History to 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY202, American History Since 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY225, African American History, 3 cr.
HSTY233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.
HSTY255, Labor History, 3 cr.
WGST233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.

Western Civilization
ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
HSTY101, Development of the Western Tradition I, 3 cr.
HSTY102, Development of the Western Tradition II, 3 cr.

Other World Civilizations
ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
HSTY110, World History to 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY111, World History Since 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
HSTY252, Native American History: Colonial Policies, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMN232, Introduction to World Religions, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
RECR150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCE150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCI220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
SOCI225, Globalization & the Contemporary World, 3 cr.

Foreign Language
ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr.
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr.
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr.
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr.
FREN101, French I, 3 cr.
FREN102, French II, 3 cr.
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr.
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr.
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr.
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr.
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr.
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr.
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr.
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr.
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr.
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives

Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr.
Creative Writing majors may concurrently enroll in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL229, Introduction to Poetry, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL256, Playwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL 256 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Use Schedule Search for electives
Use Schedule Search for electives

Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16

ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL212, Fiction Writing, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL215, Short Fiction, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 1
ENGL108, Literary Performance & the Spoken Word Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL275, Getting Published - Prose and Poetry Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.

Degree Requirements

A.A.: Screenwriting Concentration
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 62 credits

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16

ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 100. A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a 3-credit Liberal Arts Elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 1
ENGL135, Short Narrative Film Writing Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL261, Visiting Writer Series Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
MATH109, Statistical Literacy, 3 cr.
MATH110, Topics in Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH120, College Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH122, Technical Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH200, Statistics, 3 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ANTH201, Introduction to Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
ANTH295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
COMM101, Mass Media, 3 cr.
ECON101, Introduction to Economics, 3 cr.
ECON120, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 cr.
ECON121, Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 cr.
ENVS107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
ENVS295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
GEOG120, World Regional Geography, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMS206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC103, American National Government, 3 cr.
POSC104, American State and Local Government, 3 cr.
POSC107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
PSYC101, Psychology of Personal Growth, 3 cr.
PSYC103, Introduction to Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC201, Social Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC205, Childhood Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC207, Adolescent Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC208, Adult Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC209, Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC218, Educational Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC263, Development Across the Lifespan, 3 cr.
SOCE201, Human Sexuality, 3 cr.
SOCE205, Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
SOCI101, Introduction to Sociology, 3 cr.
SOCI103, The American Community, 3 cr.
SOCI201, Sociology of the Family, 3 cr.
SOCI203, Sociology of Race, Power, and Privilege, 3 cr.
SOCI205, Contemporary Social Problems, 3 cr.
SOCI206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
SOCI207, Introduction to Criminology, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ENGL 227, ART 111, ART 233, or other ART course, COMM 115, COMM 140, or other COMM course, or MUSI course recommended. Per New Media Department approval, Creative Writing-Screenwriting majors do not need ART 110 or 111 or 117 or 120 pre-requisite prior to enrolling in ART 233.
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Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.
Creative Writing majors may concurrently enroll in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr.
Creative Writing majors may concurrently enroll in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL200, Screenwriting, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL233, Film Analysis, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
A lab science is recommended. Students should review science requirements at the intended transfer institution.
ASTR101, Introductory Astronomy, 3 cr.
BIOL100, Human Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL101, Principles of Biology I, 3 cr.
BIOL102, Principles of Biology II, 3 cr.
BIOL104, General Biology I, 4 cr.
BIOL105, General Biology II, 4 cr.
BIOL112, Essentials of Medical Microbiology, 3 cr.
BIOL114, Essentials of Nutrition, 3 cr.
BIOL115, Field Natural History, 3 cr.
BIOL116, Tropical Field Natural History, 4 cr.
BIOL119, Botany, 3 cr.
BIOL125, Biology and Earth Science for Teachers, 4 cr.
BIOL131, Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr.
BIOL132, Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr.
BIOL201, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr.
BIOL202, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr.
BIOL211, Ecology, 4 cr.
BIOL216, General Microbiology, 4 cr.
CHEM101, Principles of Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHEM102, Principles of Chemistry II, 4 cr.
CHEM107, General Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHEM108, General Chemistry II, 4 cr.
CHEM205, Organic Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHEM206, Organic Chemistry II, 4 cr.
ENVS101, Introduction to Environmental Science, 3 cr.
ENVS102, Technology and the Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS116, Soil Science, 3 cr.
ENVS141, Agroecology, 3 cr.
ENVS202, Integrated Pest Management, 3 cr.
GEOL101, Introductory Geology, 3 cr.
METR101, Introductory Meteorology, 3 cr.
PHSC104, General Physics I, 4 cr.
PHSC105, General Physics II, 4 cr.
PHSC211, Physics I (Mechanics and Heat), 4 cr.
PHSC212, Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism), 4 cr.
PHSC213, Physics III (Waves, Optics and Modern Physics), 4 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives

Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16

ENGL216, Advanced Screenwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL 216 is only offered in the Spring semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL274, Marketing the Screenplay, 1 cr.
ENGL 274 is only offered in the Spring semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL204, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ENGL 256 - Playwriting - is strongly recommended.
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Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Foreign Language Sequences: ARAB 101/102, CHIN 101/102, FREN 101/102, FREN 201/202, GERM 101/102, ITAL 101/102, RUSN 101/102, SPAN 101/102, SPAN 201/202.
Arabic I & II
ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr.
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr.

Chinese I & II
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr.
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr.

French I & II
FREN101, French I, 3 cr.
FREN102, French II, 3 cr.

Intermediate French I & II
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr.
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr.

German I & II
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr.
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr.

Italian I & II
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr.
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr.

Russian I & II
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr.
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr.

Spanish I & II
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr.
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr.

Intermediate Spanish I &II
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Students interested in studying abroad should take ENGL 134 - Transformative Travel Writing. The associated Learning Community course will fulfill the fourth semester Unrestricted Elective requirement.
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Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

ENGL255, Writing the Dramatic Television Series, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ENGL237, Journalism Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL258, Creative Nonfiction Writing Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Foreign Language Sequences: ARAB 101/102, CHIN 101/102, FREN 101/102, FREN 201/202, GERM 101/102, ITAL 101/102, RUSN 101/102, SPAN 101/102, SPAN 201/202.
Arabic I & II
ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr.
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr.

Chinese I & II
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr.
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr.

French I & II
FREN101, French I, 3 cr.
FREN102, French II, 3 cr.

Intermediate French I & II
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr.
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr.

German I & II
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr.
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr.

Italian I & II
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr.
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr.

Russian I & II
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr.
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr.

Spanish I & II
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr.
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr.

Intermediate Spanish I &II
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Choose from: 4) American History; 5) Western Civilization; 6) Other World Civilizations. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor and in accordance with degree requirements at the intended transfer institution.
ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
HSTY101, Development of the Western Tradition I, 3 cr.
HSTY102, Development of the Western Tradition II, 3 cr.
HSTY110, World History to 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY111, World History Since 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY201, American History to 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY202, American History Since 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY215, History of Latin America, 3 cr.
HSTY225, African American History, 3 cr.
HSTY233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.
HSTY235, Medieval Europe 500-1500, 3 cr.
HSTY252, Native American History: Colonial Policies, 3 cr.
HSTY255, Labor History, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMN232, Introduction to World Religions, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
RECR150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCE150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCI220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
SOCI225, Globalization & the Contemporary World, 3 cr.
WGST233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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Use Schedule Search for electives


SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.

Degree Requirements

Certificate: Creative Writing: Prose and Poetry
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 30 credits

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 14

ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.
Creative Writing majors have permission to concurrently enroll in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. ENGL 100, if required, must be completed before enrolling in ENGL 101.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr.
Creative Writing majors have permission to concurrently enroll in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL227, Fundamentals of Creative Writing, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL261, Visiting Writer Series, 1 cr.
ENGL 261 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
For the Restricted Electives, choose from ENGL 108, 260, 271, or 275 in consultation with your advisor.
ENGL108, Literary Performance & the Spoken Word, 1 cr.
ENGL260, Creative Writing Portfolio, 1 cr.
ENGL271, Writing Internship, 1 cr.
ENGL275, Getting Published - Prose and Poetry, 1 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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Use Schedule Search for electives

Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16

ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL215, Short Fiction, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL229, Introduction to Poetry, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ENGL212, Fiction Writing Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL258, Creative Nonfiction Writing Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL262, Poetry Writing Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
For the Restricted Electives, choose from ENGL 108, 260, 271, or 275 in consultation with your advisor.
ENGL108, Literary Performance & the Spoken Word, 1 cr.
ENGL260, Creative Writing Portfolio, 1 cr.
ENGL271, Writing Internship, 1 cr.
ENGL275, Getting Published - Prose and Poetry, 1 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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Use Schedule Search for electives


SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.

Degree Requirements

Certificate: Creative Writing: Screenwriting
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 30 credits

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 14

ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.
Creative Writing majors have permission to concurrently enroll in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. ENGL 100, if required, must be completed with a C or better grade before enrolling in ENGL 101.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr.
Creative Writing majors have permission to concurrently enroll in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL135, Short Narrative Film Writing, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL200, Screenwriting, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL274, Marketing the Screenplay, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Students interested in study abroad should take ENGL 134 - Transformative Travel Writing for this elective, and the connected Learning Community course can fulfill the following semester's Unrestricted Elective.
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Use Schedule Search for electives

Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

ENGL216, Advanced Screenwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL 216 is only offered in the Spring semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL233, Film Analysis, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL204, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ENGL 255 is strongly recommended.
ENGL@
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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Use Schedule Search for electives


SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.