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Creative Writing

Your career-oriented major and a creative outlet: this minor allows you to have it both ways.

Many students—from early childhood through high school—produce poetry, short stories, plays and other forms of creative writing, but when they reach college, they feel compelled to give up their writing to pursue a more practical, applied area that is more likely to help them secure a job and significant income. This minor has a set of courses that will hone your existing skills and teach you new ones that will serve you well, regardless of your career.

English majors are not eligible for this minor.

Requirements and Guidelines

  • This minor requires you to have completed at least 24 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • You may use a maximum of 6 credits to satisfy both major (degree) and minor requirements.
  • You must earn at least a C (2.0) in each course you apply to the minor.

Minor Requirement (3 credits)

  • Introduction to Creative Writing (WRIT 215)

Genre Requirement (6 credits)

Choose two of the following:

  • The Short Story (ENGL 315)
  • Modern Poetry (ENGL 316)
  • The Novel (ENGL 317)
  • Contemporary Literature (ENGL 320)
  • Literature & Film (ENGL 332)
  • Modern Drama (ENGL 338)

Workshop Requirement (6 credits)

  • Creative Writing Workshop: Memoir (WRIT 315)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Creative Journalism (WRIT 316)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (WRIT 318)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction (WRIT 319)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Playwriting (WRIT 362)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Screenwriting (WRIT 363/CMAT 363)
  • Creative Writing: Special Topics (WRIT 367)

Faculty Contact: Professor Cheryl Wilson, 410.837.5203