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

English Creative Writing Minor

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The English department’s creative writing minor is a rigorous immersion in the craft of writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, and will assist those who wish to pursue careers in writing, editing, and publishing; those who wish to teach creative writing; those who wish to study literature and various forms of writing from the vantage point of the writer; and those who wish to augment their academic study with an emphasis on creative writing. The minor sharpens students’ reading, writing, and editing skills; introduces them to various genres; and helps them to understand the nature, process, and publication of creative writing. Additionally, the creative writing minor provides opportunities for participants to hone analytic, presentational, cognitive, and creative skills related to reading, writing, analyzing, and presenting written texts.

General Requirements

The English Creative Writing minor requires a minimum of 21 credit hours of ENGL course work, 9 of which must be upper-division (3000+ level). All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Course Requirements

Exploration in Creative Writing Course

Complete one of the following courses:

English Elective

  • Complete one 2000- or 3000-level unused English elective.

Note 1 : ENGL 3060 and 3170 are strongly recommended, but not required.

Note 2: Non-English majors are encouraged to contact the Creative Writing Coordinator for guidance on their choice of elective.

Note 3: English majors do not need to take the elective. English majors may complete the minor with 18 credit hours.

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