Creative Writing Minor

The minor in creative writing requires five courses. For English majors who want to minor in creative writing, two courses required for the major will be allowed to overlap and fulfill the requirements of the minor.

Two Pathways to the Creative Writing Minor

Minor Requirements: 5 Courses

Option 1 Option 2
  • English 110S: Introduction to Creative Writing

  • Two courses in creative writing at the 200-level or above

  • One course in creative writing at the 300-level or above

  • One additional course in English, other than creative writing, at the 200-level or above, in a literary genre appropriate to the student's emphasis

  • Three courses in creative writing at the 200-level or above

  • One course in creative writing at the 300-level or above

  • One additional course in English in a literary genre appropriate to the student's emphasis

The following courses fulfill requirements for the Creative Writing minor. Not all courses are taught every semester.

Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
ENGLISH 110S Introduction to Creative Writing ALP, W
ENGLISH 111S Documentary Writing: Creative Nonfiction Through Fieldwork ALP, R, W DOCST111S, PJMS
ENGLISH 210SA Creative Non-Fiction: Writing for Publication ALP, W
ENGLISH 220S Introduction to the Writing of Poetry ALP, W
ENGLISH 221S Introduction to the Writing of Fiction ALP, W
ENGLISH 222S Introduction to the Writing of Creative Non-Fiction ALP, W
ENGLISH 224S Ready for Prime Time: Writing The Dramatic TV Episode ALP, W THEATRST285S , AMI224S
ENGLISH 225S Writing the Movie. Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Writing for the Screen ALP, W AMI306S
ENGLISH 226S Dramatic Writing ALP, W THEATRST280S , AMI224S
ENGLISH 227S Transforming Fiction for Stage and Screen ALP, W THEATRST282S , AMI302S
ENGLISH 290S-4 Special Topics in Creative Writing
English 290S-4.03 Writing Across Borders PubPol 290S.05
ENGLISH 320S Intermediate Workshop in the Writing of Poetry ALP, W
ENGLISH 321S Intermediate Workshop in the Writing of Fiction
ENGLISH 322S Intermediate Workshop in the Writing of Creative Non-Fiction ALP, W
ENGLISH 420S Advanced Workshop in the Writing of Poetry ALP, W
ENGLISH 421S Advanced Workshop in the Writing of Fiction ALP, W
ENGLISH 422S Advanced Workshop in the Writing of Creative Nonfiction ALP, W
ENGLISH 495 Distinction Creative Writing Independent Study
ENGLISH 496 Distinction Creative Writing Independent Study
ENGLISH 520S Writing Poetry: Formal and Dramatic Approaches ALP, W