Writing and Literature (A.A.)

Do you find inspiration in the written word? Then focus your aspirations on a life in letters.

Whether you dream of a literary, journalistic, or scholarly career, the Writing and Literature program is committed to realizing your potential as a confident writer and reader. Our faculty of published writers and accomplished scholars will guide the way, sharing the joy of great literature and nurturing the gift of your own writer’s voice.

The Writing and Literature program is divided into general and curriculum requirements. Students take 42 to 44 credits in liberal arts courses to fulfill the program’s general requirements; in addition, students take 18 credits in writing, journalism, ethnic literature or women writers, and communications and theatre arts to fulfill the program’s curriculum requirements.

Writing and Literature students publish their work in student literary publications: a monthly web-based magazine and an annual print journal called Poetry…Mostly. Talks by visiting writers will enhance your studies.

Careers

Graduates of the Writing and Literature program parlay their love of language into successful careers creating, studying, and teaching the written word. Some possible careers include book and magazine publishing, business and technical writing, journalism, public relations,television and film writing and teaching,

Transfer Options

Students who successfully complete the program earn an associate in arts (AA) degree and are prepared for a career or further education at a four-year college. BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there.

Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Introduction to Literature
Precalculus
Statistics
General Astronomy
General Biology
Human Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Genetics
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Geology I
General Physics
Physics I
University Physics I
Physics II
University Physics II
The Physics of Music
Scientific Instrumentation
12
Total Required Common Core

Flexible Core

Philosophy
General Astronomy
Human Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Genetics
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Fundamentals of Chemistry
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Computer Programming II
Geology I
Logic
General Physics
Physics I
University Physics I
Physics II
University Physics II
The Physics of Music
Scientific Instrumentation
Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Arabic II
Arabic III
Chinese I
Chinese II
Introductory Chinese I
Introductory Chinese II
Chinese III
Chinese IV
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
French III
French IV
Introductory Italian I
Introductory Italian II
Italian III
Italian IV
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV
18
Total Flexible Core
30
Total Common Core

Writing and Literature Curriculum

Choose 1 course from 3 of the following 4 categories:

Playwriting

AFN 335History of Black Theatre

3-4

Cultural Studies – Choose from: ART 103, ART 113, ART 220, ART 250, ART 801, ART 802, ENG 321, MUS 103, MUS 106, MUS 108, MUS 110, MUS 220, MUS 230, MUS 881, SPE 245 or Social Science course.

3
Language, Performance & Design Connections – Choose from: BUS 150, ECE 102, LIN 100, MMA 100, MMP 100, SPE 103, SPE 210, SPE 220, SPE 240, THE 100, THE 121, VAT 153, Studio Art or Studio Music
0-3
XXX xxx
General Elective
30
Total Curriculum Credits
60
Total Program Credits

 

  1. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas.
  2. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  4. Choose two 300-level English courses.

Note:
Please note, these requirements are effective the 2017-2018 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

English Department

199 Chambers Street, Room N-751
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8270

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m