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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing Minor

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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.

Program Requirements

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 following are specific requirements beyond ENG 100 - College Writing , ENG 102 - Academic Writing , and ENG 140 - Reading Literature  or waivers:

Further information about the creative writing minor is available from the English Department.

  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective courses Credits: 3
    Courses selected from English Department offerings must be 300- or 400-level. Students can select from courses in the following categories: Criticism and Theory, Writing, Interdisciplinary and Cultural Studies, Historical Period, and Electives. Information on all courses can be found on the English, B.A.  program page. 
  • Credits: 1
  • 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.)

Workshops (6 credit hours)*

* Workshops may be repeated for credit.

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