Creative Writing

The creative writing minor gives students the chance to explore multiple genres of writing as both authors and scholars before diving deeply into one of their choice.

Classification: Minor

Courses in the minor examine classic and contemporary practitioners of the craft, equipping our students with the ability to discover what they want to express along with the tools to give life to those expressions.

Students majoring in English may not minor in creative writing. The total number of courses required for the minor is 6 (18 semester hours).

Required Courses

The following course (3 sem. hrs.)

  • ENGL 104 Introduction to Literature (3 sem. hrs.)

Two of the following (6 sem. hrs.)

  • CREA 271 Short Story Writing (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CREA 272 Poetry Writing (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CREA 275 Creative Nonfiction (3 sem. hrs.)

One of the following (3 sem. hrs.)

  • CREA 371 Advanced Fiction Writing (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CREA 372 Advanced Poetry Writing (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CREA 375 Advanced Creative Nonfiction (3 sem. hrs.)

Two additional literature courses (6 sem. hrs.)

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