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):

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


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

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


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

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


One approved option:

  • CRWT 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):

  • CRWT 3305 - Script Writing
  • CRWT 3362 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
  • CRWT 3368 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
  • CRWT 4802 - Experiential Studies in Creative Writing
  • 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 4801 - Select Topics in Writing

*This course requires one or more prerequisites outside of the minor.