Creative Writing Minor

Director: David Galef

The creative writing minor, open to all undergraduates, requires six courses for a total of 18 credits. Students choose one of two main genres to focus in, either fiction or poetry, and take beginning, intermediate, and advanced workshops in that field, ending with a capstone project.

In addition, students take two workshops in other genres, as well as a literature course in their chosen genre.

Students can also major in English with a creative writing concentration. The concentration requires any four creative writing workshops, which count toward the major in English. Workshops are offered in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, memoir, and other topics; screenwriting and playwriting workshops are cross­‑listed through the School of the Arts.

Program Requirements

Complete one (1) of the following genre options:

Creative Writing Minor - Fiction

Required Fiction Courses
ENWR 213Introduction to Fiction Writing3
ENWR 311Intermediate Fiction Workshop3
ENWR 411Advanced Fiction Workshop3
Literature Course in Fiction
Select one of the following:3
Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature
English Novel to 1900
Art of Fiction
The Novels of Toni Morrison
Young Adult Literature
American Literary Realism
Modern American Fiction
Recent American Fiction 1990 to Present
Modern British Fiction 1900-1945
Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990
Recent British Fiction 1990-Present
James Joyce
20th Century English Novel
Modern European Novel
Speculative Fiction: Fantasy
Science Fiction
Other-Than-Fiction Electives
Select two of the following: 16
Intermediate Screenwriting
Intermediate Screenwriting
Advanced Screenwriting
Advanced Screenwriting
Creative Nonfiction
Introduction to Poetry Writing
Beginning Drama Workshop
Intermediate Poetry Workshop
Intermediate Drama Workshop
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Introduction to Screenwriting
Playwriting I
Total Credits18

Creative Writing Minor - Poetry

Required Poetry Courses
ENWR 212Introduction to Poetry Writing3
ENWR 312Intermediate Poetry Workshop3
ENWR 412Advanced Poetry Workshop3
Literature Course in Poetry
Select one of the following:3
Art of Poetry
Women Poets
American Poetry to 1940
American Poetry: World War II to Present
Milton
Chaucer
19th Century English Romantic Literature
Contemporary Poetry
Poetry and Performance
17th Century English Poetry
Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot
Other-Than-Poetry Electives
Select two of the following: 16
Intermediate Screenwriting
Intermediate Screenwriting
Advanced Screenwriting
Advanced Screenwriting
Creative Nonfiction
Introduction to Fiction Writing
Beginning Drama Workshop
Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Intermediate Drama Workshop
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Introduction to Screenwriting
Playwriting I
Total Credits18