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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

  • Minor

The Minor in Creative Writing serves students who have a passionate interest in writing. Following a flexible program of student in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and literary translation, aspiring writers explore the contemporary landscape of genres and forms with attention to elements of craft and critique. Minors probe intersections with their major field of study and,in the creative process, discover a vehicle for inquiry that can be applied to other disciplines. The minor in Creative Writing cultivates an appreciation for the richness, flexibility, and power of language, as well as a capacity for expression that distinguishes students in an array of professional pursuits.

Curriculum Requirements

  • Requirements for a Minor in Creative Writing

    EL 110- Introduction to Creative Writing (must be taken before or at the same time as other Creative Writing courses)
    One (1) 200-level literature course

    Four (4) of the following courses:

    EL 142- Literary Magazine Production
    EL 203- Poetry Workshop
    EL 204- Fiction Workshop
    EL 230- Small Press Publishing
    EL 244- Creative Nonfiction Workshop
    EL 250- Contemporary World Literatures in Translation
    EL 252 - Literary Translation Workshop

Program Highlights

Student Learning Outcomes

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.