The Creative Writing Program

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.


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. 

Creative Writing minors may then choose five 5 of the following courses: 

  • EL 142- Literary Magazine Production 
  • EL 203- Poetry Workshop
  • EL 204- Fiction Workshop
  • EL 244- Creative Nonfiction Workshop  or
         EL 252 - Literary Translation Workshop
  • Any additional advanced workshop and one advanced literature course.
  • Learning Objectives

    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.