Creative Writing, Minor
Minor in Creative Writing (330007M)
The Creative Writing Minor allows students to develop their skills in four areas of writing: Creative Nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and script writing.
Dr. Mary Biddinger
Professor, Department of English
The following information has official approval of the Department of English and the Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this minor is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.
The following courses constitute a “Minor in Creative Writing” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the minor to be noted on the student’s record. A minor in Creative Writing may only be awarded at the time a student receives a baccalaureate degree. If a student desires a minor from the same department/school as their major, there is a college requirement for a minimum of nine (9) non-overlapping credits between the minor and the major, as well as between the minor and other minor programs in the department/school. The following English courses are not accepted for any English minors:
- 3300:111 English Composition I
- 3300:112 English Composition II
- 3300:250 Classic & Contemporary Literature
- 3300:252 Shakespeare & His World
- 3300:281 Fiction Appreciation
Please refer to the University Requirements for Minor Areas of Study for specific graduation information regarding minors.
|3300:457||Writers on Writing||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing|
|Introduction to Poetry Writing|
|Introduction to Fiction Writing|
|Introduction to Script Writing|
|Select at least one of the following:||3|
|Advanced Poetry Writing|
|Advanced Fiction Writing|
|Advanced Script Writing|
|Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing|
|Select two additional courses in any form of creative writing or literature at the 300 or 400 level 1||6|
|3300:3xx||300-level Creative Writing or Literature Elective|
|3300:4xx||400-level Creative Writing or Literature Elective|
The following courses taken to fulfill specific requirements in the English major cannot also be used to fulfill the 18 hours requirement in this minor: 3300:300 Critical Reading & Writing, 3300:301 English Literature I, 3300:315 Shakespeare: The Early Plays, 3300:316 Shakespeare: The Mature Plays, 3300:341 American Literature I, and one course in world or multicultural literature.