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Creative Writing

The creative writing minor, which is open to all students, shows how you can apply your imaginative spirit to writing. You read literature to learn about the creative process. Then, you can explore literary criticism, poetry, fiction, nonfiction or screenwriting. Courses give you opportunities to practice what you’re learning. The minor is often paired with degrees in interactive media, engineering, marketing, communication and advertising.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 6 hrs.

  • ENG 207: Introduction to Creative Writing - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 310: Readings for Creative Writers - 3 hrs.

Writing Workshop Courses (choose two) - 6 hrs.

  • ENG 307: Intermediate Poetry Workshop - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 308: Intermediate Fiction Workshop - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 403: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 407: Advanced Poetry Workshop - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 408: Advanced Fiction Workshop - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 409: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop - 3 hrs.
  • *ENG 495: Independent Study - 1-3 hrs.
  • ENG 503: Intensive Creative Nonfiction Workshop - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 507: Intensive Poetry Workshop - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 509: Intensive Screenwriting Workshop - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 510: Intensive Fiction Workshop - 3 hrs.

*creative writing projects only, with consent of department chair

Note: 3 hrs. must be at the 400 level.

Elective Course (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • ENG 233: American Literature to 1865 - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 235: American Literature 1865 to Present - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 237: British Literature to 1800 - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 239: British Literature 1800 to Present - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 320: Young Adult Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 329: Studies in African American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 330: Studies in Native American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 331: Studies in Women Writers - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 332: Early American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 334: 19th Century American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 336: 20th Century American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 341: Medieval English Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 344: Renaissance English Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 347: Shakespeare - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 358: 18th-Century British Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 361: British Romantic Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 363: British Victorian Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 364: 20th Century British Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 365: Irish Literatures - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 368: Science Fiction and Fantasy - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 370: Literary Criticism and Theory - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 372: Poetry As Genre - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 373: Fiction As Genre - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 374: Drama As Genre - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 378: Individual Authors - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 380: Topics in Language and Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 381: Literatures of Asia - 3 hrs.