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Creative Writing Minor

Department of Literature and Language


Who can minor in Creative Writing? 

The minor is available to students in any major, including English, beginning Fall 2013.

Can Creative Writing classes apply to both my English major and my Creative Writing minor?

No. In consultation with their advisors, English majors need to determine whether the classes satisfying Creative Writing requirements will count towards either that minor or the English major. It may be the case, for example, that a student takes a poetry or fiction workshop more than once, deciding to apply one course towards the English major and the other towards the Creative Writing minor.  See below.

Can Creative Writing students take workshop courses more than once?

Consult your advisor.  In some situations, poetry and fiction workshops (ENGL 3141, ENGL 3142, ENGL 4907, ENGL 4917) can be taken for up to six credits with the approval of the Creative Writing Committee and your advisor.  Check with your advisor before enrolling in a class for which you have already received credit.  Retaking other classes where subject matter does not change will result in a record of the grade earned in the last attempt in the class.

How early in my student career may I take Creative Writing courses?

Prospective Creative Writing minors should consult their catalogs, since all the classes have prerequisites. Creative Writing courses in English, for example, are all upper-division courses with the requirement that students have completed at least their first-year composition series of courses.

There is a writing course in another department I want to take. Can it apply to my minor?

With the approval of the Creative Writing Committee and your advisor, additional special topics courses may be counted as electives in the minor; however, no courses counting toward the student's major may be counted toward satisfying the minor's requirements. Before taking the course you are considering, please contact .

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