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Creative Writing Minor*

Department of Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy


The creative writing minor is flexible and may be a useful and productive complement to many majors. Creative writing helps students develop their writing and creative skills, discover their unique voice, and further general communication skills.

The 15-credit creative writing minor is for students not majoring in creative writing.

Required Course

3 credits

Elective Courses

9 credits

Three courses from the following:

  • CREW 2016 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction: The Personal Essay (or other creative nonfiction course with permission)
  • CREW 2255 Playwriting and Dramatic Structure
  • CREW 2002 Creative Writing: Fiction
  • CREW 2003 Creative Writing: Poetry

3 credits

One course from the following:

  • LITS 2001 World Literature I: Ancient World
  • LITS 2002 World Literature II: 13th-18th Centuries
  • LITS 2003 World Literature III: 19th-20th Centuries


* Effective Fall 2015

NOTE: Students who previously declared an 18-credit minor in this area must complete a "Declaration of Minor" form (available in the Records Office) in order to convert to the revised, 15-credit minor. Students who convert to the revised minor MUST complete all requirements affiliated with the 15-credit minor. No course substitutions will be permitted.


Professor Rebecca Chace
Tel: 973-443-8368

Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-MS3-01
Madison, NJ 07940

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