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Minor in Creative Writing

Shannon VailPictured | Shannon Vail | B.A. in English / Minor in Creative Writing | South Bend, Indiana (hometown)
Club Affiliation | Gamer's Guild
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Minor in Creative Writing

Kelcey Ervick, Ph.D. | Coordinator
Wiekamp Hall 3167 | (574) 520-4503

About the Minor in Creative Writing

Explore your creative side! The Creative Writing Minor is an excellent complement to any major. Students write original stories, poems, and personal essays; read and analyze important works of literature; and develop practical skills in editing and publishing.

  • ENG-W 130 and ENG-W 131 do not count toward the minor.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Requirements (15 cr.)
  • ENG-W 206 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG-L 202 Literary Interpretation

Select one from the following upper-division creative writing courses:

  • ENG-W 301 Writing Fiction
    May be taken twice for credit
  • ENG-W 302 Screenwriting
    May be taken twice for credit
  • ENG-W 303 Writing Poetry
    May be taken twice for credit
  • ENG-W 311 Creative Nonfiction
    May be taken twice for credit
  • ENG-W 401 Advanced Fiction Writing
    May be taken twice for credit
  • ENG-W 403 Advanced Poetry Writing
    May be taken twice for credit
  • ENG-W 413 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
    May be taken twice for credit

Select one from the following creative writing electives:

  • ENG-A 190 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
  • ENG-A 399 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
  • ENG-W 280 Literary Editing and Publishing
  • ENG-W 301 Writing Fiction
    May be taken twice for credit
  • ENG-W 302 Screenwriting
  • ENG-W 303 Writing Poetry
    May be taken twice for credit
  • ENG-W 311 Creative Nonfiction
    May be taken twice for credit
  • ENG-W 401 Advanced Fiction Writing
    May be taken twice for credit
  • ENG-W 403 Advanced Poetry Writing
    May be taken twice for credit
  • ENG-W 413 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
    May be taken twice for credit

Select any 300–level literature course (ENG-E 3xx or ENG-L 3xx)



Special Requirements for English Majors

English majors may minor in creative writing only if they choose the literature concentration in the major. 

  • In place of the ENG-L 202 Literary Interpretation requirement for the minor, English majors take any creative writing course.
  • In addition, English majors have the option to substitute another creative writing course for the 300–level literature course requirement of the minor

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