A minor in English Creative Writing consists of 18 semester credit hours. Students may focus on poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. Portfolio admission is required before students can enroll in 4000-level Creative Writing courses. Students submit portfolios after the completion of ENGL 3331 and while enrolled in at least one of the following courses: ENGL 2318, ENGL 3330, or ENGL 3332. Students can transfer in 3 hours of credit for a creative writing course taken at the second-year level or beyond; the transfer course must include a workshop element. Courses to be applied to the minor must be approved by the department.
Creative Writing Minor Requirements
Credit hours required for this minor: 18.0
Beginning Creative Writing
3.0 Credit Hours
It is suggested that students take this course within the first six hours of advanced English.
One literature course at the 3000 or 4000 level that expands the student’s understanding of literary traditions. Students may choose from the below options, but choices are not limited to this list. Courses outside this list may be approved by petition to the Director of Upper Division Studies and in consultation with an English advisor.
Any ENGL 3000- or 4000-level course approved by petition
Creative Writing Courses at the 4000 Level
6.0 Credit Hours
Two Creative Writing courses at the 4000 level taken only AFTER the 3000 level course requirements and the literature requirement have been satisfied, as well as successful admission by portfolio. Choose from fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.