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Creative Writing CRWE.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 61 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: English
Effective as of Fall 2024

The Creative Writing program at Sinclair is based on exploring the genres of creative writing such as poetry and fiction, as well as novel writing. Again, the program is designed for those students planning to transfer to a four-year program in creative writing, English, or a related field.

What is the program about?

The Creative Writing Program is designed specifically for students interested in studying how to write original creative work, including poetry, fiction, and narrative. Students hone their writing skills and learn about the world of publishing in this program, as well. Graduates of this program are well-prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to continue their studies. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Create deeply-revised, polished works. Demonstrate an understanding of writing as process and craft.
  • Demonstrate awareness of voices from diverse cultural, historical and experiential backgrounds as well as self-awareness of factors and influences at play in shaping the student's own voice.
  • Create a public presence through traditional and / or non-traditional forms of publishing (magazines and journals, social media, blogs, e-portfolio, etc.).
  • Provide effective and constructive critiques of others' writing in a workshop setting. Demonstrate an ability to approach writing from perspectives of self and other in order to establish an inclusive and equitable workshop environment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are well-prepared to transfer to a four-year university. Graduates are also well-prepared to pursue a variety of writing and editing employment opportunities.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer 36. OT36 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
LIT 2220 Introduction to Literature 3
LIT 2217 (Images of Women in Literature) OR LIT 2234 (Literature of Africa, Asia, & Latin America) OR LIT 2236 (African-American Literature) 3
ENG 2250 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG 2255 (Poetry Writing) OR ENG 2256 (Fiction Writing) OR ENG 2259 (Novel Writing) OR ENG 2257 (Creative Writing: Nonfiction) 9
ENG 2262 Writing to Publish 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 9
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Language Elective 4
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.