Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing Minor is designed for students who wish to improve their writing skills in fiction, poetry, or non-fiction. It is also intended to help teachers who will have creative writing responsibilities in their class assignments. Note: Students in the Writing Specialization may not enroll in the Creative Writing Minor

Two-year Schedule


Required Course (5 credits)

Required Courses2013-20142014-2015
+ ENG 302 Poetry and Poetics (5) Fall Win. Spr. Fall Win. Spr.

Select twenty credits of Creative Writing courses (20 credits)

2013-20142014-2015
+ ENG 263 Intro to Creative Writing (5) Fall Win. Spr. Sum. Fall Win. Spr.
+ ENG 364 Fiction Writing (5) Win.
+ ENG 365 Poetry Writing (5) Fall Spr.
+ ENG 366 Creative Nonfiction (5) Spr. Fall Spr.
+ ENG 368 Multi-Genre Writing Workshop (5) Sum.
+ ENG 369 Variable Topics Writing Workshop (5)
+ ENG 464 Advanced Fiction Writing (5) Spr. Spr.
+ ENG 465 Advanced Poetry Writing (5) Win. Win.
+ ENG 466 Advanced Creative Nonfiction (5) Win.
+ ENG 468 Contemporary Writer's Colloquium (5) Spr. Spr.
+ ENG 484 Manastash: Literary Editing (3*) Win. Win.

Select one Literature course at the 300 level or above (5 credits)

2013-20142014-2015
+ ENG 330 African American Literature (5) Spr.
+ ENG 331 Latina/o Literature (5) Spr.
+ ENG 332 American Indian Literature (5) Win.
+ ENG 333 Asian American Literature (5) Fall
+ ENG 334 American Indian Oral and Nonfiction Literature (5) Win.
+ ENG 335 Women's Literature (5) Fall
+ ENG 363 Shakespeare (5*) Win. Spr. Win. Spr.
+ ENG 371 Literature & History I (5*) Win.
+ ENG 372 Literature & History II (5*) Fall Fall
+ ENG 373 Literature & History III (5*) Win. Sum.
+ ENG 374 Literature & History IV (5*) Spr. Spr.
+ ENG/TH 380 Studies in Drama (5*)
+ ENG 415 Critical Studies in American Literature (5*) Win. Spr.
+ ENG 417 Critical Studies in World Literature (5*) Spr. Win.
+ ENG 419 Critical Studies in British Literature (5*) Fall Fall
+ ENG 453 Studies in Fiction (5*) Win. Spr. Win.
+ ENG 454 Studies in Nonfiction (5*) Fall
+ ENG 455 Studies in Poetry (5*)

Total: 30 credits

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Arthur Miller

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William Faulkner

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Edgar Lee Masters

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Gertrude Stein

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Charles Baudelaire


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