Creative Writing Minor Requirements (six courses)
The Creative Writing Minor offers students courses in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting. The curriculum prepares students to be imaginative thinkers and writers so that they can excel in various careers, from professional writer to business entrepreneur, from theater director to marketing executive, from neurologist to lawyer. The minor provides students with a fundamental understanding of the primary genres of Creative Writing, introduces them to the nuances of written language, teaches them how to conceptualize and write creative works, and acquaints them with the traditions and innovations in this art form. Courses are taught by faculty in the English, Film Studies, and Media and Communications departments. Students may major in any College major and minor in Creative Writing. Students are permitted to double count specific courses toward fulfillment of the requirements in various other programs.


Introductory Courses in Creative Writing - at least two courses

  • ENG 205 - Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing 1 course unit
  • ENG 207 - Introduction to Playwriting 1 course unit
  • ENG 210 - Introduction to Narrative Journalism 1 course unit
  • ENG 219- Theater and Writing in Ireland (MILA course) 1 course unit
  • ENG 221 - Introduction to Poetry Writing 1 course unit
  • ENG 226 - Introduction to Screenwriting 1 course unit
  • ENG 227 - Introduction to Fiction Writing 1 course unit
  • ENG 234- Writing About Place (MILA course) 1 course unit
  • ENG 240, 241 - The Nature of Narrative 1 course unit
  • ENG 245, 246 - Poetry & the Imaginative Process 1 course unit
  • COM 321- Writing for the Media 1 course unit

Note: A 200-level Special Topic creative writing course might also substitute for the Introductory Courses in Creative Writing requirement.

Advanced Creative Writing Courses - at least two courses

  • ENG 301- Writing Children’s Literature 1 course unit
  • ENG 303 - Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop 1 course unit
  • ENG 305 - Advanced Fiction Workshop 1 course unit
  • ENG 307 - Advanced Playwriting Workshop 1 course unit
  • ENG 309 - Advanced Poetry Workshop 1 course unit
  • ENG 364 - Advanced Screenwriting Workshop 1 course unit
  • ENG 370 - Living Writers Workshop 1 course unit
  • ENG 905- Fiction Tutorial 1 course unit
  • ENG 907- Playwriting Tutorial 1 course unit
  • ENG 909 - Poetry Tutorial 1 course unit
  • ENG 960- Internship in Writing, 1 course unit
  • ENG 975- Writing in the Prisons 0.5 course unit AND
    • ENG 976 - Writing in the Schools 0.5 course unit

NOTE: A 300-level or higher Special Topic Creative Writing course, Independent Study, or Internship might also substitute for the Advanced Creative Writing course.

Elective in Creative Writing Course

  • One additional course chosen from Introductory or Advanced Creative Writing courses listed above. Special Topics courses may also substitute for an Elective in Creative Writing Course.


Literature

  • At least one 300 level or higher literature course offered in the English or Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Departments, OR
  • ENG 293 - Living Writers 1 course unit