Creative Writing, Minor

Creative Writing is the study of writing and literature with an emphasis on cultivating students' own approach to craft. Students can choose from a range of workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, or journalism, all of which expose them to a range of writing in the field and give them opportunities to craft their own original work. Students can minor in Creative Writing by completing four workshop courses and two courses in the study of literature.

Journalistic Writing is the study of nonfiction writing and literature with an emphasis on cultivating students' own skills in reporting, editing, interviewing, investigative journalism, media scholarship, and writing for a range of platforms. Students can minor in Journalistic Writing by completing six workshop courses in journalism and creative nonfiction, including one required course in long-form journalism.

Minor Requirements
Creative Writing Workshops4
Select 4 course units from the following ranges:
ENGL 0051, 0700:0799, 3000:3999
Study of Literary Writing
Select 2 course units of Literary Writing 12
ENGL 0100:2999 or 4000:5999
Total Course Units6

1 course unit may be taken in the literature of a language other than English if approved by the advisor.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.