2023-2024 University Catalog (Under Review) 
    
    Feb 01, 2023  
2023-2024 University Catalog (Under Review)

Creative Writing minor


A minor in creative writing requires six three- or four-credit courses. In meeting the requirements of this minor, a student may not use more than nine credits that are also used to meet the requirements of any other major or minor. The courses must include:

  1. Creative writing workshops: three courses chosen from ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204, 206, 207, 210, 214 (ENVI 214), 215, 304, 306, 307, 308, 309, and 391, with at least one at the 300-level.
  2. Literature: two literature courses in English, including one chosen from courses numbered between 222 and 296 and one chosen from ENGL 299 or English courses numbered between 312 and 386.
  3. One additional course chosen from the above or from ENGL 403, 453. Students majoring in a discipline without an emphasis in literature are strongly encouraged to choose an elective course from the Literature category (number 2 above). English majors wishing to complete a Creative Writing minor should elect a fourth workshop, a 403 in creative writing, or a creative honors thesis in English.
  4. Participation in a capstone public reading in winter or spring of the senior year.

​One course may, with English Department approval in advance, come from a department or program other than English. It may substitute for a requirement in any category above, as long as reading and writing requirements are commensurate with English Department standards for a course of that type.

2. Two literature courses in English, including one chosen from courses numbered between 222 and 296 and one chosen from ENGL 299 or English courses numbered between 312 and 386.


3. One additional course chosen from the above or from


Students majoring in a discipline without an emphasis in literature are strongly encouraged to choose an elective course from the Literature category (number 2 above). English majors wishing to complete a Creative Writing minor should elect a fourth workshop, a 403 in creative writing, or a creative honors thesis in English.

4. Participation in a capstone public reading in winter or spring of the senior year.