Creative Writing Minor
The creative writing minor enables students who are not English majors to focus on the practice of creative writing, providing them with a solid grounding in literary reading as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary coursework.
|ENGL 141||Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry|
|or ENGL 142||Introduction to Creative Writing: Narrative|
|Select two of the following courses:|
|Intermediate Poetry Workshop|
|Intermediate Fiction Workshop|
|Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Workshop|
|Two literature courses, one of which must be at the 300 level or above.|
|One elective, which could be another English course or (in consultation with the Creative Writing Coordinator) could come from outside the English Department.|
In consultation with their advisors, students take literature courses that amplify their creative interests and suit their abilities. For example, if a student is working primarily in fiction, she could enroll in a course in the novel genre. To fulfill a non-300-level course possibility, students can take a relevant introductory or intermediate English course (e.g. Poetry and Poetics, Masterpieces of American Literature.), a Creative Writing elective (e.g. Introduction to Screenwriting), a writing course (e.g. Intermediate Academic Writing), or a relevant non-English course (e.g. Creative Writing in Spanish, Studio Art, or a relevant computer coding course). The point of these substitutions is to tailor the minor to the student’s interests. For example, a Computer Science coding course might serve a student interested in narrative video game development, while a course in Photography or Film production might serve a student interested in multimedia creative composition.