Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing Minor (E)

Shape stories, creative essays, poems, and plays; study craft; workshop your pieces; give and take feedback; and explore avenues for publication. 

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the E area of the REAL Curriculum. Students explore humanistic expression through both inquiry and creativity. The minor combines elements of a literary studies class (discussions, analyses, focus questions, logs) and a creative writing class (writing exercises, workshops, drafts, revisions). With the support of their instructor and peers, students develop the critical faculties necessary to assess poetry, prose, and drama (inquiry) and learn the techniques and elements fundamental to the production of their own original works of poetry, prose, and drama (creativity). Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the R, A, and L areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Creative Writing minor includes 3-6 credits of writing intensive courses.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Creative Writing minor includes 3-6 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (15 credits)


Students may take one of the 400-level classes twice for credit.

Total Credits Needed for Minor 15