Creative Writing, Minor

This program is offered by the English Department

Program Description

If you are interested in poetry and fiction, you may be interested in the Creative Writing Minor.
The Creative Writing Minor requires courses in poetry, fiction and narrative nonfiction, but also offers many electives, including playwriting and publishing.

Program Curriculum

Minor designed for students interested in fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction professionally of for personal fulfillment.

1.  WRT 105 or 110 is the prerequisite for all Creative Writing courses.

2.   No repetition of courses is allowed, with the exception of ENG 378:  Creative Writing:  Special Topics.

3.  As a way of introducing themselves to Creative Writing from a broader perspective and exploring various genres in which they might wish to write, students are encouraged to take ENG 265 Introduction to Creative Writing:  A Survey of Forms to fulfill 3 credits of the 6-credit Skill Area I requirement in General Education.

 

Requirements (18 credits):

Students are required to take:

1. At least two of the following Level One courses:

  • WRT 370 Creative Nonfiction I
  • WRT 371 Fiction I
  • WRT 373 Poetry I

2. At least one of the following Level Two courses:

  • WRT 372 Fiction II
  • WRT 374 Poetry II
  • WRT 375 Creative Nonfiction II

3. WRT 486 Creative Writing Capstone Seminar

4. Electives from the following list to make a total of at least 18 credits in the minor:

  • ENG 310 Close Reading the Sentence
  • ENG 495 Internship
  • WRT 370 Creative Nonfiction I
  • WRT 371 Fiction I
  • WRT 372 Fiction II
  • WRT 373 Poetry I 
  • WRT 374 Poetry II
  • WRT 375 Creative Nonfiction II
  • WRT 377 Playwriting
  • WRT 378 Creative Writing Special Topics
  • WRT 383 Writing for Digital Platforms
  • WRT 384 Publishing
  • WRT 385 Writing About...
  • WRT 494 Creative Writing Independent Study

Total Credit Hours: 18

Faculty

Professors who teach Creative Writing, Minor