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The interdisciplinary minor in creative writing is designed to give
students an opportunity to develop their writing talents across a number
of literary forms and communication contexts. By developing course
selections in poetry, fiction and non-fiction matched with those in
stage and screenplay writing, students may tailor the program to suit a
variety of artistic goals and professional objectives. The choice of at
least one course from a group involving literary analysis and media
criticism ensures perspective on current issues affecting readers and
viewers, writers and their creative works.
The minimum requirement for a minor in creative writing is 18 hours.
Two courses may be double-counted between the minor and the major.
Students electing this minor may acquire more information from the
creative writing adviser of the Department of English, the School of
Media Arts and Design, or the School of Theatre and Dance.
Select four or five courses from the offerings of at least
ENG 392. Introduction to Creative Writing -
ENG 393. Introduction to Creative Writing - Fiction
412. Special Topic Seminar (when topic is appropriate)
493. Creative Nonfiction
ENG 494. Advanced Poetry
ENG 495. Advanced Fiction Writing
250. Scriptwriting (subject to availability)
SMAD 340. Advanced Screenwriting
498. Senior Seminar (when topic is appropriate)
347. Playwriting (may be taken as ENG 347)
THEA 440. Seminar
in Theatre (when topic is appropriate)
Select one or two courses from the following:
ENG 302. Special Topics (when topic is
ENG 412P. Special Topic: Image and Text in Art
ENG 483. Narrative Theory
Poetic Craft and Creativity
SMAD 373. Media Analysis and
SMAD 463. Film Adaptations
THEA 481. Theory
and Performance Studies