Program Requirements

The Minor in Creative Writing is designed for students who are eager to give focused attention to developing their talents in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction writing.

To graduate with a Minor in Creative Writing, students must achieve a grade-point average of at least 2.0 in the 21-hour program described below, but no credit will be given for courses in which the grade is below C-. No course may fulfill more than one requirement.

Program of Study

Genre
Select one of the following:3
Introduction To Fiction
Introduction To Poetry
The Craft of Creative Writing
Writing Sequence
Select one writing sequence from the following:6
Creative Writing I Fiction
and Advanced Creative Writing Prose
Creative Writing I Fiction
and Prose Forms
Creative Writing Poetry
and Advanced Creative Writing Poetry
Creative Writing Poetry
and Poetic Forms
Literary Nonfiction
and Creative Nonfiction
Additional Writing Courses
Select two additional courses in creative writing, in addition to those taken for the writing sequence: 16
Creative Writing I Fiction
Creative Writing Poetry
Literary Nonfiction
Introduction to Screenwriting
Magazine Editing
Advanced Screenwriting
Advanced Creative Writing Prose
Advanced Creative Writing Poetry
Poetic Forms
Prose Forms
The "New Letters" Writing Conference
Playwriting I
Playwriting II
External Internship
Publication Practicum
Publication Practicum
Creative Nonfiction
Electives
Select two courses focused on literature:6
American Literature I
British Literature I
Bible As Literature
American Literature II
Shakespeare
Arthurian Legends
Modern And Contemporary Irish Literature
British Literature II
African American Literature I
African American Novel
African American Literature II
Contemporary American Literature
Classical Literature in Translation
Women & Literary Culture: Genre Focus
Women And Literary Culture: Historical Focus
The 18th Century Novel
Special Readings
Special Readings: Detective Fiction
The Novel Before 1900
Studies in Poetry
The Modern Novel
Contemporary Novel
Contemporary Novel
Introduction to Latina/o Literature
Concepts of the Hero in Ancient Literature and World Cinema
Old English
Harlem Renaissance
Black Women Writers
Chaucer
Renaissance Literature I
Milton
Restoration And Early 18th-Century British Literature
The Romantic Period
Modern Poetry
19th-Century American Literature
Medieval Literature
Renaissance Literature II
18th-Century British Literature II
The Victorian Period
Contemporary Poetry
20th-Century American Literature
18th-Century British Literature
Histories Of Writing, Reading, And Publishing
Postcolonial Literature
Shakespeare and Film
American Culture
Girls And Print Culture
Special Readings
Shakespeare Comedies And Histories
Early English Drama
Modern Drama, 1880-1945
Studies In The Novel 1740-1900
Special Offerings
Shakespeare Tragedies And Romances
Restoration And 18th-Century Drama
Contemporary Drama II
Studies In The Modern Novel
Total Credits21
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Some courses in Communication Studies, Theatre, or Foreign Languages may also be applicable with the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the Director of Creative Writing.