The English Department offers a minor in creative writing for both English majors and non-majors. The minor consists of tracks in poetry, fiction, and memoir. The goal of the creative writing minor is to direct student attention to writing offerings and collateral textual studies courses.
The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University’s Core curriculum) required for the creative writing minor: 19.
Students enter the creative writing minor by meeting with the Department Chair. Candidates must be eligible for pre-registration and/or admission to upper-level workshops and should have completed six hours of 200- or 300-level writing classes.
No more than six credits from the minor in Creative Writing can be used to fulfill the requirements for the English major. A grade of “C-” or better is required.
The minor requires a thesis comparable to an M.F.A. application portfolio. Before enrolling in ENG 401 Creative Writing Minor Thesis, students must get permission from a thesis advisor with whom they wish to work. During the course, students will produce ten to fifteen poems or twenty-five to fifty pages of fiction or memoir. The thesis may be completed in the second upper-level workshop.
One of the following courses (3 credit hours)
(Note: These courses are required for admission to writing workshops.)