Minor in Creative Writing

The programs offered by the Department of English prepare students to succeed in an increasingly diverse world by encouraging lifelong learning, critical thinking, and effective writing. The curriculum includes courses from across the fields of English studies: rhetoric, writing, linguistics, and literature.

Students who wish to minor in creative writing must complete the following requirements:

ENGL A121Introduction to Literature3
or ENGL A200 Global Literature and Culture
ENGL A260Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL A385Creative Writing Workshop3
Repeat ENGL A260 or ENGL A385 for three (3) additional credits.3
Complete one of the following courses in literature:3
Literature by Genre
Major Authors
Select one of the following courses in rhetoric and linguistics:3
Literacy, Rhetoric and Social Practice
Internship in Professional Writing
Students may apply ENGL A490 Topics in English Studies to the appropriate list above, depending on subject coverage with advisor approval.
Students may replace 3 credits of the minor with ENGL A498 Individual Research or ENGL A499 English Honors Thesis if the project is a creative work.

A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor.