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 Contact Information
Chairperson: Michael Nester
Dept. Assistant: Tracey Esser
Phone: 732.906.2591
Fax: 732.906.2591
Email: MNester@middlesexcc.edu
Location: Raritan Hall, Rm 237
 Contact Information
Chairperson: Michael Nester
Dept. Assistant: Tracey Esser
Phone: 732.906.2591
Fax: 732.906.2591
Email: MNester@middlesexcc.edu
Location: Raritan Hall, Rm 237

Liberal Arts – Writing

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

Strong writing skills are essential for success in many occupations. Students taking the “Writing” option will acquire writing skills of various kinds: creative, professional/technical, journalistic, and “transactional” (business, managerial, or “work-world”). Students are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours, selecting at least four courses from the list of 8 courses below — which comprise the Writing “Major” (or Liberal Arts Writing Option).

ENG 205 Introduction to Journalism 3 credits
ENG 206 Journalism Workshop 3 credits
ENG 235 Creative Writing I 3 credits
ENG 236 Creative Writing II 3 credits
ENG 237 Advanced Writing Workshop 3 credits
ENG 238 Technical Writing 3 credits
ENG 240 Business Communication 3 credits
ENG 260 Scriptwriting 3 credits

What do students learn by studying Liberal Arts?
A Liberal Arts education helps students develop strong and ordered minds as they explore the world’s collected wisdom in literature, history, mathematics, science, philosophy and the arts. It teaches them to recognize and construct arguments, to appreciate diverse cultures and perspectives, and to have a sense of humility about lives and minds that have gone before. Its emphasis on language helps students broaden their cultural perspective and become more aware of their own identity.

The courses comprising a liberal arts education at Middlesex are the core of all liberal arts programs at the bachelor’s level. Students may select the general degree, the most flexible of all our Liberal Arts programs, or one of the many specialized options.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfiedbefore taking courses in the major? 
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Competency in Algebra I may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completion of the appropriate course. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.

How long will it take to complete this degree? 
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.