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    The Creative Writing Program

    The Creative Writing Minor offers courses in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and literary translation. After three introductory courses in creative writing, students select a genre of focus for advanced study. The minor allows aspiring writers from all academic disciplines to develop their literary craft and become familiar with contemporary literature. Students build sufficient experience to pursue graduate study in creative writing and related fields.

    Minor in Creative Writing: 18 credits

    Required Courses:

    • EL 110 Introduction to Creative Writing 
    • EL 142 Literary Magazine Production 
    • EL 144 or 145 Reading as Writers: The Literary Essay, Reading as Writers: Poetry 
    • EL 203, 204, 244, or 252 Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, or Literary Translation Workshop

    In addition to the required courses, students must choose two elective courses from the following:

    • EL 203, 204, 244, or 252 Any additional advanced workshop 
    • EL 2XX Any advanced literature course