Minor in Creative Writing

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Creative writing minors complete an introductory literature course and six upper-level writing course electives, with topics in fiction, poetry and dramatic writing. All creative writing minors must take some poetry and fiction courses.


Course Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 21 credits selected from the following options:
Six English (ENGL) courses (18 credits), of which five must be in creative writing:
At least three in poetry:
ENGL 2470Poetry Writing
ENGL 2570Intermediate Poetry Writing
ENGL 3370Advanced Poetry Writing
ENGL 3380Creative Writing Workshop
Or three in fiction:
ENGL 2460Fiction Writing
ENGL 2560Intermediate Fiction Writing
ENGL 3360Advanced Fiction Writing
ENGL 3380Creative Writing Workshop
Or two in dramatic writing:
ENGL 2250Dramatic Writing
or TRDA 2250
ENGL 3250Intermediate Dramatic Writing
or TRDA 3250 Intermediate Dramatic Writing
ENGL 3390Topics in Creative Writing
Or two in Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 3385American Memoir
ENGL 3390Topics in Creative Writing
One introductory literature course (3 credits) from the following:
ENGL 1305Colonial/Post-Colonial British Literature
ENGL 1315Literature and the Financial Imagination
ENGL 1320Literature of the Americas
or ENGL 1320W Literature of the Americas
ENGL 1330Myths of Britain
or ENGL 1330W Myths of Britain
ENGL 1340Essential Shakespeare
or ENGL 1340W Essential Shakespeare
ENGL 2410Introduction to English Literature I
or ENGL 2410W Introduction to English Literature I
ENGL 2411Introduction to English Literature II
or ENGL 2411W Introduction to English Literature II
ENGL 2510Introduction to American Literature I
or ENGL 2510W Introduction to American Literature I
ENGL 2511Introduction to American Literature II
or ENGL 2511W Introduction to American Literature II
ENGL 2710Postcolonialism, Race, and Gender in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
or ENGL 2710W Postcolonialism, Race, and Gender in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
ENGL 2711Postcolonialism and Migration in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
or ENGL 2711W Postcolonialism and Migration in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
ENGL 2830Introduction to Tragedy
ENGL 2840Introduction to Comedy