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Creative Writing

Minor in English, Creative Writing

The minor in creative writing is designed for students interested in producing original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or screenwriting. It is also useful for those contemplating careers in the teaching of writing.

A minor in Creative Writing (ENG) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school.
  • Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • 9 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above.
  • One course may be shared between the English minor and the English major.
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/update-major-form.html

Electives-choose 15 credit hours from the following:

  • ENG-W 206: Introduction to Creative Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 207: Introduction to Fiction Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 208: Introduction to Poetry Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 280: Literary Editing and Publishing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 301: Writing Fiction (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 302: Screenwriting (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 303: Writing Poetry (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 305: Writing Creative Nonfiction (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 401: Writing Fiction (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 403: Advanced Poetry Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 407: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 408: Creative Writing for Teachers (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 411:  Directed Writing (1-3 cr.) (W411 may be repeated once for credit)

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.