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Creative Writing Minor

(The Creative Writing minor may be combined with an English major.)

Minors are encouraged to take courses in more than one genre. A focus of poetry or fiction is required to fulfill the core requirements.

Core requirements (9 hours):

  • ENG 290 (Introduction to Creative Writing)
  • ENG 392 (Fiction Writing) or ENG 393 (Poetry Writing) (prerequisite: 290)
  • ENG 492 (Advanced Fiction Writing) or ENG 493 (Advanced Poetry Writing) (prerequisite: 392 or 393)

Electives (9 hours) - choose three of the following; at least one course must be a designated writing elective (marked with asterisk):

  • MC 202  [non-MC majors only]
  • Any 400-level literature course (particularly contemporary lit)
  • ENG 494 (Literary Editing) [offered fall semester only] 
  • An off-genre poetry/fiction class* (393 and/or 493 if you’re a fiction writer; 392 and/or 492 if you’re a poet) 
  • ENG 444* (Creative Nonfiction) 
  • ENG 394* (Playwriting) 
  • ENG 490* (Advanced Composition)
  • ENG 498* (Creative Writing with Research)

Electives should be selected in consultation with Dr. Joshua Kryah, the Department mentor in creative writing.

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