Writing Concentration

This concentration is designed for Liberal Arts A.A. students who are interested in graduating with an emphasis in written communication for future employment needs or transfer. Students in this concentration experience varied writing classes in order to understand fundamental differences between writing disciplines and/or to help select writing programs upon transfer. (Within an A.A. degree this concentration requires a minimum of three writing courses beyond English 101 and 102 totaling 9-13 credits.)

Required First-semester CourseCCC Pen, Mac

ENGL 120 Being Writers (1 credit)  Prerequisite: Engl 101 or concurrent enrollment in Engl 101. This course introduces students to different writer goals and practices through prompts and peer workshopping. Also included is a brief history of writing studies as a discipline and career opportunities.

Choose from the additional writing courses offered below:

ENGL 104 Advanced Expository Writing–Create, express, and explain. Learn how  prose is produced, can persuade, and is improved.

ENGL 110 Writing Research in the Discipline (1 credit)

ENGL 211 Creative Writing—An introduction to writing poetry and short fiction.

ENGL 217 Writing for the Media—Get the story. Grab your readers.

     or TELC 204 Journalism Practicum—Be a journalist today.

ENGL 238/239 Special Topics (if on topic of language or writing, e.g. Videogame Narrative)—Practice specialized writing genres.

ENGL 260 Professional Writing Practicum—Work with real-world clients on projects they need.

ENGL 270 Technical Writing—Translate complex information into clear documents.

One Writing Intensive (WI) course (3-4 credits from any discipline)