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Writing and Literature

The Writing and Literature program is a course of study offered through the English department.

The program's coursework 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.

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.


Common Core

Required Common Core

Total Required Common Core

Flexible Core 3

Total Flexible Core
Total Common Core
Curriculum Requirements
Choose 1 course from 3 of the following 4 categories:



American Literature

AFN 335
History of Black Theatre

British Literature


Transnational or Multi-ethnic Literature:

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.
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
XXX xxx
General Elective 
Total Curriculum Credits
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.

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.

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