Creative Writing (Minor)

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The Creative Writing minor trains students to write in a variety of genres through a series of workshops and courses in literary analysis.

Course Requirements​

Course Title Quarter Hours
ENG 201INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING4
Select three of the following writing workshops:12
TOPICS IN WRITING (may be taken only once)
CREATING CHARACTERS (may be taken only once)
THE CRAFT OF CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING (may be taken twice)
THE CRAFT OF FICTION WRITING (may be taken twice)
THE CRAFT OF POETRY WRITING (may be taken twice)
ADVANCED CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING (may be taken twice)
ADVANCED FICTION WRITING (may be taken twice)
ADVANCED POETRY WRITING (may be taken twice)
ADVANCED TOPICS IN WRITING (repeatable with different topics)
Select two of the following literature courses:8
WORLD LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA
LITERARY CLASSICS
READING LITERATURE
THEMES IN LITERATURE
LITERATURE TO 1700
LITERATURE FROM 1700 TO 1900
LITERATURE FROM 1900 TO THE PRESENT
READING AND WRITING FICTION
READING AND WRITING POETRY
READING PROSE
INTRODUCING SHAKESPEARE
GOTHIC MONSTERS AND VILLAINS
THE ROMANCE
SCIENCE FICTION
HARRY POTTER
THE BRITISH NOVEL
GREAT WRITERS
THE AMERICAN NOVEL
LITERATURE ACROSS CULTURES
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND IDENTITY
GLOBAL ASIAN LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND FILM
LATINX LITERATURE
STUDIES IN LITERATURE
THE EPIC
GENDER IN LITERATURE
THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE
LGBTQ LITERATURE
TOPICS IN POPULAR LITERATURE
AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND BIOGRAPHY
ENGLISH LITERATURE TO 1500
CHAUCER
TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
ENGLISH RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
MILTON
STUDIES IN SHAKESPEARE
TOPICS IN RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
RESTORATION AND 18TH-CENTURY LITERATURE
MAJOR AUTHORS BEFORE 1800
TOPICS IN EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE
TOPICS IN RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
19TH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
MAJOR AUTHORS 1800-1900
LITERATURE OF THE ROMANTIC ERA
VICTORIAN LITERATURE
TOPICS IN 19TH-CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE
19TH-CENTURY IRISH LITERATURE
TOPICS IN 19TH-CENTURY LITERATURE
TOPICS IN 19TH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE
POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE
GLOBAL ENGLISH LITERATURE
TOPICS IN GLOBAL ASIAN LITERATURE
THE IRISH REVIVAL
MODERN IRISH LITERATURE
TOPICS IN IRISH STUDIES
TOPICS IN 20TH-CENTURY LITERATURE
TOPICS IN MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1830
19TH-CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO 1920
AMERICAN LITERATURE AFTER 1900
TOPICS IN GENRE STUDIES
TOPICS IN 20TH-CENTURY FICTION
STUDIES IN POETRY
TOPICS IN AMERICAN STUDIES
STUDIES IN LITERATURE ACROSS CULTURES
TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
TOPICS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
MULTIETHNIC LITERATURE OF THE U.S.
NATIVE LITERATURE
STUDIES IN SHORT FICTION
LITERATURE AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
TOPICS IN LITERATURE
MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LITERATURE
LITERARY THEORY
MAJOR AUTHORS
WOMEN AND LITERATURE
TOPICS IN LATINX LITERATURE
TOPICS IN LGBTQ LITERATURE
POPULAR LITERATURE
TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
TOPICS IN TRANSATLANTIC LITERATURE
TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
NEWBERRY LIBRARY SEMINAR
LITERARY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Students majoring in English or minoring in English Literature are restricted from earning this minor.