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Program Requirements

Creative Writing-Screenwriting: Associate in Arts
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 62

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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 

ENGL135, Writing Workshop - Short Narrative Film, 1 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

ENGL261, Visiting Writer Series Workshop, 1 cr.
ENGL 261 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

CAPS Electives
Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
CAPS@
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CAPS Electives
Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
CAPS@
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Foreign Language Sequence Elective
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.

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Liberal Arts Electives
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SUNY GEN ED Mathematics Elective
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
MATH 109, Statistical Literacy, 3 cr.
MATH 122, Technical Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH 132, College Algebra and Trigonometry, 3 cr.
MATH 135, Precalculus Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH 181, Discrete Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH 200, Statistics, 3 cr.
MATH 201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH 202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH 203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH 206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
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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 

Foreign Language Sequence Elective
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.

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Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
ENGL216, Advanced Screenwriting, 3 cr.
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


Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
Per New Media Department approval, Creative Writing-Screenwriting majors do not need to complete an ART pre-requisite prior to enrolling in ART 233.

ART233, Animation Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
COMM115, Introduction to Digital Video Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

Unrestricted Electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16
ENGL255, Writing the Dramatic Television Series, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

ENGL274, Marketing the Screenplay, 1 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

Liberal Arts Electives
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SUNY GEN ED Social Sciences Elective
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ANTH 201, Introduction to Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH 202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH 260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
ANTH 295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
ECON 101, Introduction to Economics, 3 cr.
ECON 120, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 cr.
ECON 121, Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 cr.
ENVS 107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS 108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
ENVS 295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
GEOG 120, World Regional Geography, 3 cr.
HSTY 260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMS 206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
IED 260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC 103, American National Government, 3 cr.
POSC 104, American State and Local Government, 3 cr.
POSC 107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
POSC 260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
PSYC 101, Psychology of Personal Growth, 3 cr.
PSYC 103, Introduction to Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC 108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC 201, Social Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC 205, Developmental Psychology: The Child, 3 cr.
PSYC 207, Developmental Psychology: The Adolescent, 3 cr.
PSYC 208, Developmental Psychology: The Adult, 3 cr.
PSYC 209, Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC 218, Educational Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC 263, Development Across the Lifespan, 3 cr.
SOCE 201, Human Sexuality, 3 cr.
SOCE 205, Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
SOCI 101, Introduction to Sociology, 3 cr.
SOCI 103, The American Community, 3 cr.
SOCI 201, Sociology of the Family, 3 cr.
SOCI 203, Race and Ethnicity in American Society, 3 cr.
SOCI 205, Contemporary Social Problems, 3 cr.
SOCI 206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
SOCI 207, Introduction to Criminology, 3 cr.
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Unrestricted Electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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SUNY General Education & TC3 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.