Creative Writing Minor

Aimed at assisting students in becoming better writers, the Creative Writing minor provides for the study and practice of multiple genres. Given our belief that good writers are also good readers, the minor is augmented by courses in aesthetic and literary study. These include a readings course offering writers unified study and practice in individual literary forms as well as broad literature surveys.

Directory of undergraduate literary journals listed HERE.

Creative Writing Minor - 18 hrs.

For Students Entering BU Beginning 2013 Fall:

Creative Writing Courses (12 hours):

REQUIRED:

  • ENG 207 Introduction to Creative Writing 

Select THREE* from writing workshops:

  • ENG 307: Intermediate Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 308: Intermediate Fiction Workshop
  • ENG 403: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENG 407: Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 408: Advanced Fiction Workshop
  • ENG 409: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENG 495: Independent Study - Creative Writing projects only, with consent of Department Chair
  • ENG 503: Intensive Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENG 507: Intensive Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 509: Intensive Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENG 510: Intensive Fiction Workshop

*3 hours MUST be at the 400-level

Readings and Literature Courses (6 hours):

REQUIRED:

  • ENG 310: Readings for Creative Writers

Select ONE course from:

  • ENG 233 American Literature to 1865
  • ENG 235 American Literature 1865 to Present
  • ENG 237 British Literature to 1800
  • ENG 239 British Literature 1800 to Present

For Students Entering BU PRIOR To 2013 Fall:

Creative Writing Minor - 18 Hrs.

THREE of the following (9 hrs.):

  • ENG 207: Creative Writing I
  • ENG 303: Autobiography
  • ENG 307: Creative Writing II
  • ENG 407: Creative Writing III
  • ENG 495: Independent Study 

One course from 3 of the following groups (9 hrs.):

  • GROUP 1: British Periods
  • GROUP 2: American Periods
  • GROUP 3: Genres
  • GROUP 4: Individual Authors
  • GROUP 5: Cultural Literary Studies
  • GROUP 6: Topics in Language and Composition (excluding ENG 580 Methods of Teaching Composition)
  • GROUP 7: Criticism and Theory