Creative Writing - Undergraduate Minor

Students not earning a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing are eligible to pursue a minor in Creative Writing. Students must earn 18 credits from the approved course lists below. At least 12 credits must be upper division. Students may request approval for other courses clearly related to the minor from the undergraduate advisor in the Department of English. Students earning a BA in English must earn at least 6 credits approved by the Department of English undergraduate advisor beyond those earned for the major in order to earn a minor in Creative Writing.

Requirements
Select two from the following: 16
Introduction to Creative Writing3
The Bible as Literature3
Survey of American Literature I3
Survey of American Literature II3
Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times3
History of Argument3
Survey of English Literature I3
Survey of English Literature II3
Select two from the following: 26
Creative Writing: Prose3
Creative Writing: Poetry3
Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction3
Creative Writing: Playwriting3
Screenwriting I3
Advanced Creative Writing: Prose Workshop3
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop3
Advanced Creative Writing: playwriting Workshop3
Screenwriting II3
Select one from the following: 23
Advanced Creative Writing: Prose Workshop3
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop3
Advanced Creative Writing: playwriting Workshop3
Screenwriting II3
Select 3 credits from English literature courses numbered 300 and above.3
Total Credits18
1

Students may make 1 or 2 of the following substitutions:

  • HON 229G The New Testament as Literature for ENGL 243 The Bible as Literature;
  • HON 234G The Worlds of Arthur, or HON 239G Medieval Understandings: Literature and Culture in the Middle Ages for ENGL 271 Survey of English Literature I;
2

All Creative Writing workshops may be taken more than once.