Creative Writing Minor
The creative writing minor helps develop an essential skill in ways applicable to any major, and offers students a means of pursuing their own interests in the field. Students may choose to focus primarily on fiction and poetry, may concentrate on nonfiction writing, or may combine these genres. All students are required in the last year of their program to complete and submit a portfolio of revised and selected work.
|Minor Requirements (20 credits)|
|IAENG-202||Creative Nonfiction Writing||4|
|or IAENG-204||Creative Writing|
|Select three of the following:||12|
|Including at least two courses at the 300 level or above:|
|Creative Nonfiction Writing (if not previously completed)|
|Creative Writing (if not previously completed)|
|Advanced Creating Writing|
|Classical Rhetoric for Writers|
|Professional Writing Workshop|
|Advanced Topics in Writing|
|Descriptive Grammar 1|
|Theory and Practice|
|Required of all students:|
Prerequisites: ITW-101 Thinking and Writing and one 200-level English course
Upon completion of the Creative Writing minor, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate mastery of at least two genres of writing, including one creative genre.
- Demonstrate an awareness of contemporary trends in writing.
- Demonstrate a grasp of the historical development of at least two genres of writing.
- Demonstrate a useful range of cultural reference.
- Demonstrate some ways in which literary works refer, allude to, or otherwise engage each other.
- Demonstrate the ability to speak in informed and effective ways about literature.