Minors

Minor in Creative Writing

The Minor in Creative Writing offers the opportunity to develop expertise in writing fiction, poetry, stage plays, screenplays, nonfiction and other forms of imaginative literature.

The Minor consists of six Creative-Writing courses plus two approved options in English designated writing courses. 

Required Courses:

Two of the following courses (1000 level or higher):

  • ENGL 1117 - Introduction to Writing Poetry
  • ENGL 1118 - Introduction to Writing Fiction
  • ENGL 2264 - Poetry 1: Contemporary Practice
  • ENGL 2265 - Poetry 2: Poetic Precedents
  • ENGL 2266 - Fiction 1: Contemporary Practice
  • ENGL 2267 - Fiction 2: Poetic Precedents
  • ENGL 2268  - Creative Nonfiction Travel Writing
  • ENGL 3305 - Script Writing
  • ENGL 3362 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 3368 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 4802 - Experiential Studies in Creative Writing


Three of the following courses (2000 level or higher):

  • ENGL 2264 - Poetry 1: Contemporary Practice
  • ENGL 2265 - Poetry 2: Poetic Precedents
  • ENGL 2266 - Fiction 1: Contemporary Practice
  • ENGL 2267 - Fiction 2: Poetic Precedents
  • ENGL 2268 - Creative Nonfiction Travel Writing
  • ENGL 3305 - Script Writing
  • ENGL 3362 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 3368 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 4802 - Experiential Studies in Creative Writing


One of the following courses (3000 level or higher):

  • ENGL 3305 - Script Writing
  • ENGL 3362 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 3368 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 4802 - Experiential Studies in Creative Writing


One approved option:

  • ENGL 2205 - Writing about Literature
  • ENGL 2207 - Intermediate Writing
  • ENGL 2263 - Technical Writing
  • ENGL 3266 - Editing: Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 3304 - Advanced Writing: Theory, Pedagogy, Practice
  • ENGL 3305 - Script Writing
  • ENGL 4801 - Select Topics in Writing


One of the following courses (3000 level or higher or approved option):

  • ENGL 2205 - Writing about Literature
  • ENGL 2207 - Intermediate Writing
  • ENGL 2263 - Technical Writing
  • ENGL 3266 - Editing: Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 3304 - Advanced Writing: Theory, Pedagogy, Practice
  • ENGL 3305 - Script Writing
  • ENGL 3362 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 3368 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 4801 - Select Topics in Writing
  • ENGL 4802 - Experiential Studies in Creative Writing