Creative Writing Minor

Students develop creative-thinking skills that emphasize the value of innovation and collaboration. Creative writing classrooms are supportive communities that foster the development of diverse voices, each member committed to helping one another improve as writers, readers, and creative-thinkers. In composing original stories, scripts, and poems, students learn to apply literary techniques used by classical and contemporary authors. Hands-on experiences in publishing are available, as well as opportunities to work on (or be published in) the student journal, The Catalyst.

Writing minor restriction

(All colleges)

18 credits

Creating writing3
Creative Writing 1
Writing, language, and publishing3
Writing, Genre, and Style
Grant Writing
Writing for Stage and Screen
Literary Journal Production
Multimedia News Writing and Editing
Feature and Specialized Writing
Publishing in a Digital Age
History of the English Language
Introduction to Linguistics: Sounds and Words
Introduction to Linguistics: Phrases and Sentences
Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
The Rhetorics of Style
Topics in Linguistics
Creative Nonfiction
Seminar in Advanced Fiction Writing
The Writer's Studio
Introduction to Teaching Writing
Forms of fiction or poetry3
Forms of Fiction
Form and Genre in Creative Writing
Seminar in fiction or poetry3
Seminar in Advanced Fiction Writing
The Writer's Studio
Literature (at least three credits at the 400-level)6
Foundations for Literary and Cultural Studies
Intermediate Topics in Literature
Literature, Medicine, and Culture
The Essay
The Novel
Studies in Film and Literature
European Literature in Translation
World Literature
Old and Middle English Literature
English Renaissance
Shakespeare I
Shakespeare II
Restoration and 18th Century British Literature
19th Century British Literature
British Literature After 1900
Early American Literature
Nineteenth Century American Literature
American Literature After 1900
Literature of American Ethnic and Minority Cultures
Latino Literature in English
Women Authors
Literature and Environmental Action
Individual Projects
Forms of Fiction
Form and Genre in Creative Writing
Seminar in British Literature
Seminar in American Literature
Seminar in Literature and Culture
Total Credits18

Prerequisites include ENG 110 or ENG 112.